The impact of a drought as bad as last year’s can seem overwhelming. But every Texan has a stake in the water issues we face.
You can take steps to reduce your own water consumption, of course. Your wallet and your state will both benefit.
On a broader level, you can familiarize yourself with the 2012 Water Plan and its associated presentations at the Texas Water Development Board’s website. The issues and policies discussed there will play an essential role in shaping our state’s growth over the next 50 years.
Understanding them can help you hold your state and local policy-makers accountable in this all-important arena.