In April 2002, Governor Rick Perry tasked the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) with developing a proposal to build Texas' very first large-scale seawater desalination plant to produce drinking water. The following year, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 1370 directing the agency to undertake or participate in research, feasibility and facility planning studies, investigations, and surveys as needed to advance the development of cost-effective water supplies from seawater desalination in the state. TWDB has expanded its scope of desalination activities to include brackish groundwater, an abundant source of water supply in many areas of the state.
2018 Meeting Announcements
- South Central Membrane Association 2018 Annual Conference and Expo "Membranes: Mystery to Mastery", August 22-24, 2018, San Antonio, Texas
- Texas Desal 2018, September 13-14, 2018, Austin, Texas
Worth Its Salt:a column spotlighting desalination plants
Recent TWDB Legislative Reports
Recent TWDB-Funded Project Reports
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