Policy Documents

Texas Water Policy Options

Josiah Neeley –
March 28, 2013

Ensuring an adequate water supply for Texas’ growing economy and population is vital to maintaining the long term viability of the state. Solving the problem, however, cannot be achieved simply through more spending. It will be achieved, at least in part, by removing the regulatory barriers to the development of viable new water projects. Unless the state addresses the regulatory disincentives that currently exist, sufficient water development for the future will remain uncertain.