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.
2019 Meeting Announcements
- Two Nations One Water, US-Mexico Border Water Summit 2019, April 23-25, 2019, Las Cruces, NM
- South Central Membrane Association Joint Technology Transfer Workshop, May 14-16, 2019, Oklahoma City, OK
- South Central Membrane Association 2019 Annual Conference, August, 2019, Forth Worth, TX
- Texas Desal 2019, September 2019, Austin, TX
Recent TWDB Legislative Reports
Worth Its Salt:a column spotlighting desalination plants
Recent TWDB-Funded Project Reports
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