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Evaluating State and Regional Water Plans: Performance Measures for Assessing Water Plan Effectiveness

Evaluating State and Regional Water Plans: Performance Measures for Assessing Water Plan Effectiveness

Project directed by David J. Eaton

In 1997 the Texas Legislature initiated a comprehensive statewide water planning and management system. Commonly known as Senate Bill 1, the law authorizes the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to develop measures that assess whether users have adequate water supplies to meet their present and future needs.

This report outlines a set of performance measures for use by TWDB in evaluating local and regional water plans. These measures were developed largely through interviews conducted with the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and a variety of water users in several Texas regions. The report also includes a detailed overview of Senate Bill 1 and a brief history of Texas water planning efforts.

Policy Paper Series No. 5
2000 / 8.5" x 11" / 114 pp.
ISBN-10: 0-89940-587-8
Publication Code (PP-5)

 

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