Updates on TWDB’s Innovative Water Technology Programs

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ABSTRACT A summary of the 2011 Regional Water Plans projects that by 2060 the state will need 8.5 million acre-feet per year of new water supplies under drought of record conditions. Approximately 60 percent of those  supplies are from conventional water sources, 24 percent from conservation and the rest, approximately 16 percent will be composed of non-conventional water supply sources such as reuse and desalination. Financial  assistance for research studies and demonstration projects and technical and educational outreach assistance are part of the efforts of the TWDB to advance innovative water technologies in Texas. This paper and associated presentation provide an update on the TWDB’s Innovative Water Technologies Programs.

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