Updates on TWDB’s Innovative Water Technology Programs
By: Jorge A. Arroyo P.E., Texas Water Development Board
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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