Water Conservation is a mission and responsibility shared by many in the State of Texas. It is an interest and commitment shared between planners, managers, consumers, landowners, businesses and the citizens of Texas.
The goal towards sustainable practices and the conservation of our water resources embodies a state’s aspirations and obligations to ensure that benefits are derived for every Texan. Water will always be a limited resource. Stewardship of our water resources can provide sustainability for future generations and the future needs of Texas.
Through collaborative efforts, education, and preparation Texans can continue to enjoy an adequate, clean and reliable supply of water. Learn more about the efforts that Texas is making, the stories of conservation, how conservation can make a difference, and about the shared passion and commitment of Texans.
Development of the Water Conservation Advisory Council
Recognizing the importance of conservation in meeting our future demand, the 80th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature (2007) via the passage of Senate Bill 3 and House Bill 4, directed the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to appoint the members of the newly created Water Conservation Advisory Council (Council). The Council was created to provide the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Legislature, Texas Water Development Board, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), political subdivisions, and the public with the resource of a select council with expertise in water conservation.
According to the legislation, the Council is composed of 23 members appointed by the TWDB.
Duties of the Water Conservation Advisory Council include:
- Monitoring trends in water conservation implementation and new technologies for possible inclusion as best management practices;
- Monitoring the effectiveness of the statewide water conservation public awareness program; developing and implementing a state water management resource library;
- Developing and implementing a public recognition program for water conservation;
- Monitoring the implementation of water conservation strategies by water users included in regional water plans;
- Monitoring target and goal guidelines for water conservation to be considered by the TWDB and TCEQ; and
- Evaluate the desirability of requiring certification of water conservation training facilities entities and programs that provide assistance to retail public utilities in developing water conservation plans.
No later than December 1 of each even-numbered year, the Council is to submit to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Speaker of the House of Representatives a report on progress made in water conservation in this state.
P.O. Box 13231
Austin, TX 78711
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Water Conservation Advisory Council
Water Conservation Advisory Council c/o Texas Water Development Board
1700 North Congress
Austin, TX 78701
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