Essentials of Texas Water Resources, 5th Edition


Essentials of Texas Water Resources (6th Edition)

  • Mary K. Sahs, editor
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  • A project of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • 1 volume; softbound
  • 1,116 pages
  • © 2020



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The sixth edition of the Essentials of Texas Water Resources is valuable for anyone seeking a pulse on contemporary issues in Texas water policy. It will provide a beneficial education to new students of Texas water issues as well as assist experienced water practitioners to continue their education, especially on emerging issues. Importantly, this work will help guide policymakers and those committed to solving water challenges.

—Lyle Larson
Chair, House Natural Resources Committee

Essentials of Texas Water Resources, edited by Mary K. Sahs and published by TexasBarBooks, is a project of the Environmental & Natural Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. With a list of more than eighty authors that reads like a “who’s who” of Texas water law legal and technical experts, this book will prove itself to be a vital resource to lawyers, engineers, industry professionals, consultants, regulators, conservationists, water boards, groundwater conservation districts, state agencies, river authorities, utilities, municipalities, and academic institutions.

The sixth edition of Essentials of Texas Water Resources includes 2019 legislative and case law updates. Also covered are the impacts of climate change on Texas water resources, new legislation to prepare for and manage floodwaters, and how failure to appropriately manage and plan land use contributes to flooding and drought. The new edition also includes:

  • a new chapter on land use and
  • detailed discussion in the flood management chapter on new legislation and litigation resulting from Hurricane Harvey.

Topics include:

  • Surface Water and Groundwater Modeling
  • Interstate Compacts
  • Surface and Groundwater Transactions
  • Water Planning
  • Financing Water Projects
  • Governmental Acquisition of Water Rights by Involuntary Means
  • Flood Management
  • Reservoirs
  • Water Utilities
  • Water Districts
  • Wholesale Water Suppliers
  • Water Rights and the Endangered Species Act
  • Water Quality Regulations
  • Dredge and Fill Permits

The Essentials of Texas Water Resources Digital Download, consisting of a fully hyperlinked and searchable PDF file of the entire book, is included at no charge with purchase of the printed book. Texas and federal case and statutory citations are linked to the Casemaker database online.

CONTENTS

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List of Plates
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments

PART A. OVERVIEW OF DUAL SYSTEM OF WATER RIGHTS: SURFACE WATER AND GROUNDWATER

  1. Scientific, Legal, and Ethical Foundations for Texas Water Law
    Gabriel Eckstein and Amy Hardberger
  2. Understanding Texas Weather and Climate and How Climate Change Might Impact Water Resources
    Carlos Rubinstein and Robert E. Mace
  3. Meeting Water Supply Needs: Planning, Permitting, and Implementation
    Nathan E. Vassar
  4. Historical Development of Texas Surface Water Law: Background of the Appropriation and Permitting System and Management of Surface Water Resources
    Glenn Jarvis
  5. Groundwater Law and Regulation
    Susana E. Canseco
  6. Conjunctive Management and Use of Surface Water and Groundwater Resources
    Zachary Sugg, Sonja Ziaja, and Edella Schlager
  7. State and Federal Governmental Entities with Water Resource Jurisdiction
    Ross Crow and Constance Courtney Westfall

PART B. SURFACE WATER

  1. Water Districts
    Trey Lary
  2. River Authorities and Regional Water Districts
    Lyn Clancy and Emily Rogers
  3. Surface Water Rights Permitting
    Douglas G. Caroom and Susan M. Maxwell
  4. Environmental Flows in Water Rights
    Jason Godeaux and Robin Smith
  5. Determining Surface Water Availability
    Kathy Alexander Martin and Ross Henderson
  6. Water Rights Enforcement
    Robert Martinez and Robin Smith, update by Dinniah Tadema and Ian Groetsch
  7. Multijurisdictional Water Rights
    Priscilla M. Hubenak and Mary E. Smith
  8. Surface Water Rights Transactions
    Edmond R. McCarthy, Jr., Lynn Ray Sherman, and Derek Seal

PART C. GROUNDWATER

  1. Chapter 36 Groundwater Conservation Districts and Subsidence Districts
    Trey Nesloney and Deborah Trejo
  2. Edwards Aquifer Authority
    Darcy Alan Frownfelter
  3. Groundwater Transactions
    Susan M. Maxwell and Denise V. Cheney
  4. Forecasting Underground Rain: Groundwater Availability Modeling
    Robert E. Mace and Cynthia K. Ridgeway

PART D. WATER PLANNING

  1. State Water Planning
    Cynthia Smiley, update by Shana Horton
  2. Groundwater Management Area Joint Planning
    Monique Norman and William R. Hutchison
  3. Drought Planning and Response
    Ross Henderson

PART E. SELECTED WATER MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

  1. Water Conservation
    Karen Guz
  2. Water Reuse
    Tom Gooch, David Sloan, and Ashleigh Acevedo
  3. Desalination for Texas: A Water-Rich Future
    Carolyn Ahrens and Joseph William Norris
  4. Aquifer Storage and Recovery
    Barney N. Austin, Joe Freeland, Tom Bohl, and Neil Deeds
  5. Reservoirs
    Lyn Clancy and Greg Graml
  6. Reserved

PART F. DRINKING WATER SUPPLY ISSUES

  1. Drinking Water Supply Issues: Water Utilities—CCNs and Rates
    Leonard H. Dougal
  2. Water Utilities: Protection of Public Health
    Angela K. Moorman
  3. Wholesale Water Suppliers
    Stephen C. Dickman

PART G. SELECTED ISSUES IN WATER RESOURCE LAW

  1. The Endangered Species Act and the Texas Law of Water Resources
    Charles Irvine and Vanessa Puig-Williams
  2. Integrating Water Quality Standards into Water Management Programs
    Sara Burgin and Paulina Williams
  3. Impacts of Water Quality Requirements on Water Supply Projects
    Howard S. Slobodin and Stacie M. Dowell
  4. Dredge and Fill Permits under CWA Section 404
    Janet McQuaid
  5. Economic Value of Water
    Sharlene Leurig
  6. Financing Water Projects
    Jeffrey A. Leuschel
  7. Water for a Public Purpose: Governmental Acquisition of Water Rights by Involuntary Means
    Phil Steven Kosub
  8. Flood Management
    Leonard H. Dougal and Jace A. Houston
  9. Land Use and Water
    Allison Elder and Roel Lopez
  10. Water-Energy Nexus
    Holly Heinrich

Statutes and Rules Cited
Cases Cited
Subject Index
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