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.
Since Governor Perry's proclamation in 2002, the TWDB has expanded its scope of desalination activities to include brackish groundwater, an abundant source of supply in many areas of the state.
Recent TWDB-Funded Project Reports
Worth Its Salt: a column spotlighting desalination plants.
2015 Meeting Announcements
June 8-10, 2015, Anaheim, California
Annual Conference & Exposition, Uniting the World of Water
For more information, visit the American Water Works Association.
July 29-31, 2015, Forth Worth, Texas
Membrane Technology: Treatment, Techniques & Trouble-shooting
For more information, visit the South Central Membrane Association.
August 30, 2015 - September 4, 2015
IDA World Congress 2015 on Desalination and Water Reuse
For more information, visit International Desalination Association.
- September 30 - October 1, 2015
Texas Desal 2015
For more information, visit Texas Desalination Association.
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