Looking Forward: Importing Institutional Concepts from the Water World

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin launched the inaugural Permian Basin Water in Energy Conference in Midland February 20-23, 2018.  The conference emphasized innovation and facilitating commercial-free discussions about facing the water resource challenges confronting the energy industry in the Permian Basin. The two and a half days of presentations connected professionals, policy-makers and academics.  Speakers included Texas State Senator Chuck Perry, CEOs of midstream companies, and the Texas Railroad Commission.

Read Rod Smith’s speech, “Looking Forward: Importing Institutional Concepts from the Water World,” where he argues that the rapidly increasing water demand for the Oil & Gas Industry requires the industry to rethink water resources and infrastructure in the Permian.

Stratecon News

INTERA and Stratecon Establish Strategic Partnership

      INTERA Incorporated and Stratecon, Inc. are pleased to announce the formation of a strategic partnership to provide Groundwater Sustainability Planning (GSP) services under California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA). A California-based consulting firm, Stratecon combines the disciplines of economics, finance, natural resource management, and policy to develop innovative solutions to commercial and […]

Recent Studies

Lessons from California’s Journey in Water Markets

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 … 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.

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