Posts by Mary Kelly

Managing Texas Ground Water: More Difficult than Ever?

Managing the use of ground water in Texas has never been easy.  But a recent string of cases, now topped off by a stunning Court of Appeals opinion in Edwards Aquifer Authority v. Bragg, will make it much more difficult to conserve this vital resource for current and future users and to protect the spring… Full Story

Groundwater and the 83rd Texas Legislature: Despite Legal Uncertainties, Pragmatic Improvements Still Possible (and Necessary)

Shrinking reservoirs and dry river beds have galvanized public and policy maker attention to water issues in the last year.  From how to provide state funding for critical water conservation and infrastructure needs to controversy over surface water rights allocation during droughts, attention has generally centered on more visible surface water issues. But, those aren’t the only issues… Full Story