In 1997, in the wake of a severe, statewide drought, the Texas Legislature passed an omnibus water bill that, among other things, fundamentally changed how Texas develops its state water plans. The resulting 5-year, bottom-up regional approach to planning has since formed the basis of the last 4 state water plans. Nearly a generation after the regional water planning process began, we can now point to some significant achievements and identify key factors in the success of the process.
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Citation: Bruun B. 2017. The regional water planning process: a Texas success story. Texas Water Journal. 8(1):1-12. Available from: https://doi.org/10.21423/twj.v8i1.7053.
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