Texas Water Development Board Launches Social Media

For immediate release.  Contact: Kimberly Leggett at 512-463-5129

AUSTIN - (November 19, 2012) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) today launched two social media accounts to provide new opportunities to communicate with its stakeholders across the state—from Texas residents, to water entities and legislators.

TWDB's Facebook page will feature photos of TWDB-financed projects, news about drought and other water-related issues, announcements of meetings and webinars, and more.

The agency's Twitter account (@twdb) will keep followers up to date on the state of water in Texas.

Both accounts will cover topics such as conservation, reservoir and lake levels, statewide water needs and State Water Plan implementation.

Melanie Callahan, executive administrator of TWDB, stated that "participating in social media allows us to engage in an ongoing and important discussion about water issues in the state. We hope many Texans will join the conversation."

The TWDB is the state agency charged with collecting and disseminating water-related data, assisting with regional planning and preparing the state water plan for the development of the state’s water resources. The TWDB administers cost-effective financial assistance programs for the construction of water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control, and agricultural water conservation projects.