TWDB Video Archive
Director Peter Lake talks about the 2017 State Water Plan.
Chairman of the Texas Water Development Board introduces our new YouTube Channel.
Board Member Kathleen Jackson, from the Texas Water Development Board, talks about the SWIFT program (State Water Implementation Fund for Texas).
What is an aquifer? Groundwater from aquifers sustains life of every kind in Texas. It is a key resource to every industry in Texas.
An aquifer is best defined as a layer of saturated rock and the water in its pores. Aquifers were formed very slowly over vast periods of time. Water in aquifers comes originally from the surface of the Earth.
Texas decision makers work to ensure that groundwater is available for beneficial use today and for the next generation.
Historically, groundwater in Texas has been governed by the rule of capture, which grants landowners the right to pump the water beneath their property.
Map of the major aquifers of Texas.
The first of a three part series about aquifers: "Understanding Aquifers: Demonstration with a Physical Model."
This second segment of "Understanding Aquifers: Demonstration with a Physical Model" covers unconfined and confined aquifers using a physical model.
The last segment of "Understanding Aquifers: Demonstration with a Physical Model" covers recharge and surface water interactions using a physical model.
Video of an overview of the Texas Project for Ag Water Efficiency.
Texas Alliance for Water Efficiency build a facility as a training and demonstration center to help other irrigation districts and farmers realize the potential of conservation in the Rio Grande Valley.
So today, we've perfected an automated gate system that was actually built and designed at the meter calibration facility which has made a tremendous difference in the efficiency of our system.
Typically farmers find ways to do the best with what they have available to them. And so if we want to see water conservation in agriculture, we're going to have to give the farmers better tools.
Water is the number one issue for everybody. For people living in cities as well as people involved in agriculture.
Major Rivers and his horse Aquifer make learning all about water in Texas irresistibly fun!. Major Rivers is a water education curriculum designed to teach students about Texas' major water resources.
The State of Water in Texas
Drought in Texas in inevitable. So what can we do to ensure we have enough water for our future? Learn how we plan ahead.