This page is home to the The Lone
Star Chapter's work on water issues. The Chapter
seeks protection and promotion of water needs,
water conservation, and rational drought management
in the regional water planning process and in
the development of the state water plan; promotion
of proper groundwater management and protection
of groundwater quality; protection of clean water
and achievement of the highest levels of surface
water quality; and strengthened regulation of
confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) to
lessen their impacts on water quality. Contact:
Jennifer Walker (512) 477-1729
Waters of Texas Allied with
the Texas Living Waters Project (a joint education
and policy initiative of the Lone Star Chapter
of the Sierra Club, the National Wildlife Federation,
and the Environmental Defense Fund, among others),
editor Ken Kramer joins his fellow activists
in a call to keep rivers flowing, to protect
wildlife habitat, and to save tax dollars by
using water efficiently and sustainably. Photos
by Charles Kruvand.
Drop by Drop
Water Conservation Strategies from 19 Texas Cities,
March 2010; 51 pages, PDF (2.45 MB)
2004 Houston Water Conference Proceedings
Great speakers and timely topics with brief reports of their presentations at the 2004 Houston Water Conference: Water and the Future of the Texas Coast (a Water for People and the Environment conference).
Loss from Texas Water Suppliers
Due to water leaks, inaccurate meters, and theft, between ten and fourteen percent of the water produced by Texas water utilities is unaccounted-for or lost.
Facts About Texas Water:
A publication designed to give all Texans basic information about water
that will help them understand this important resource and how to use
and protect it. Available Only in PDF format.
Facts About Your Water Supply
A publication designed to provide Texans with an overview of various water management and protection entities at the state, regional, and local level.
Waters: Industrial Dairies and the Failure to Regulate
A Texas Water Sentinels Campaign report, Murky Waters details the proliferation
of the dairy industry in the Bosque and Leon River watersheds of North
Central Texas, the lack of regulation and enforcement by the state environmental
agency, and the subsequent water quality pollution that has resulted.