The Texas House Committee on Natural Resources held a public hearing on October 16, 2018, to hear invited and public testimony on some its interim charges, including:
- INTERIM CHARGE #4: Examine the status of water markets in Texas and the potential benefits of and challenges to expanded water markets.
- INTERIM CHARGE #5: Examine the potential value, the necessary elements, and the implications of a broad-based information and awareness campaign regarding water issues in Texas. Consider input from water stakeholders, educators, and communications experts.
- INTERIM CHARGE #7: Analyze the need to update Water Availability Models for the river basins in this state.
- INTERIM CHARGE #10: Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature.
Read Stratecon President Rodney T. Smith’s testimony, Lessons from California’s Journey in Water Markets, where he discusses how California’s experience can be used to inform water management in Texas.