Welcome New RWPG Members

Welcome to the regional water planning process! Referenced below are sources of information that may assist you as you familiarize yourself with the history of water planning in Texas and planning efforts in your region. If you need additional information, please contact the project manager for your regional water planning group.

Regional Water Planning Process

In 1997, the Texas Legislature established a new water planning process, based on a "bottom-up", consensus-driven approach. Coordinating this water planning process are 16 regional planning groups, each producing a Regional Water Plan every five years. For more generalized information on the Regional Water Planning Process, the following summary from the TWDB may be helpful: Regional Water Planning In Texas.

The most recent set of regional water plans were approved by the TWDB by January 2016. The process of developing the 2021 Regional Water Plans began in the Fall of 2015, the current Fifth Cycle.

State Water Planning Process

Once the regional planning group adopts its regional water plan, the plan is sent to the TWDB for approval. The TWDB then compiles information from each of the approved regional water plans and other sources to develop the state water plan.

Documents for Previous Planning Cycles

Regional Water Planning Group Interactive Map

To view a region of interest, please click within that region's boundary on the interactive map below or the region's name in the adjacent list.