Vol 2, Issue 17

A cascade aerator on the site of the Twin Oaks Valley Water Treatment Plant outside of San Antonio, where the San Antonio Water System maintains an underground storage reservoir.
A cascade aerator on the site of the Twin Oaks Valley Water Treatment Plant outside of San Antonio, where the San Antonio Water System maintains an underground storage reservoir.

Proposed Water Supply Project Draws Praise, Concerns

San Antonio's water utility is negotiating to pipe in 16 billion gallons of water a year from Burleson County. Officials say the plan is key to securing future water needs, but others still have questions.

Amy Hardberger is an Assistant Professor at St. Mary’s School of Law. Her classes include Property, Land Use Planning and Water Law. Her areas of research are Texas Groundwater Law, Municipal Water Conservation, Energy/Water Nexus, Water Valuation and the Human Right to Water.
Amy Hardberger is an Assistant Professor at St. Mary’s School of Law. Her classes include Property, Land Use Planning and Water Law. Her areas of research are Texas Groundwater Law, Municipal Water Conservation, Energy/Water Nexus, Water Valuation and the Human Right to Water.

The Q&A: Amy Hardberger

In this week's Q&A, we interview Amy Hardberger, a water law professor at St. Mary's School of Law.

Seen is the inside of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination Plant on April 16, 2012. The $87 million facility produces 27.5 million gallons of water per day, making it the largest inland desalination plant in the world.
Seen is the inside of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination Plant on April 16, 2012. The $87 million facility produces 27.5 million gallons of water per day, making it the largest inland desalination plant in the world.

Can Brackish Water Add to Water Sources?

An op-ed by William McKenzie calls for more private-sector initiatives and adding more geologists to the staff of the Texas Water Development Board in order to explore the potential of turning brackish water into viable water sources for the state.

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