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Water Policy in Texas: Responding to the Rise of Scarcity

Series: RFF Press Water Policy Series

Edited By: Ronald C Griffin

256 pages, figs, tabs, maps

Resources for the Future

Hardback | Oct 2010 | #186005 | ISBN-13: 9781933115894
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As a water-scarce state with deep cultural attachments to private property rights, Texas has taken a unique evolutionary path with regard to water management. This new resource surveys past and current water policy challenges, telling a comprehensive story of water in Texas and identifying opportunities for improving future governance.


Foreword by Larry R. Soward 1. Experiments in Water Policy 2. Texas Water Resources 3. Texas Water Law and Organizations 4. Texas Water Marketing and Pricing 5. The Edwards Aquifer: Hydrology, Ecology, History, and Law 6. The Importance and Problem of Freshwater Inflows to Texas Estuaries 7. Water for the Environment: Updating Texas Water Law 8. Whose Water Is It? The Evolution of Texas's Boundary Water Agreements 9. Ground Water Depletion in the Texas High Plains 10. The Role of Advanced Technologies in Tapping Unconventional Texas Waters 11. Water Management Guidance from Texas

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Ronald C. Griffin is a professor of water resource economics in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University.

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