2022 State Water Plan
The 2022 State Water Plan was adopted by the Board on July 7, 2021.
The 2022 State Water Plan marks a quarter century of Texas’ widely recognized regional water planning process and the fifth state water plan based on the work of hundreds of water planning stakeholders. The state’s water planning process is founded on extensive data and science and guided by a robust state framework that requires all 16 regional water planning groups to openly and genuinely address all their water supply needs. This plan sets forth thousands of specific, actionable strategies and projects—costs and sponsors included—that clearly demonstrate how Texas will be able to withstand future droughts. Our agency works diligently to continually improve data collection, water science, and other tools in support of better planning, which ultimately result in water projects with tangible benefits for the state.
2022 State Water Plan Documents
- 2022 State Water Plan - Water for Texas (26MB) - published document
- 2022 State Water Plan data summary information – Link to the Regional Water Planning Data webpage that includes an Excel workbook containing a summary of the 2022 State Water Plan Data.
- Existing major water supply reservoirs map
- Recommended new major water supply reservoirs map - These recommended reservoir footprints or representative locations may be hypothetical locations of facilities for regional water planning purposes only as it relates to planning-level cost estimates. The locations on this map may be conceptual in nature and may not represent actual locations of facilities. Siting of facilities are subject to studies, designs, engineering, and/or contract negotiations to be determined by the project’s sponsor at a later date. Urbanized areas provided by the United States Census Bureau, 2020.
- Groundwater Conservation District map
- List of recommended water management strategies by water user group, with associated strategy supply volume
- List of recommended water management strategy projects, with associated sponsors, costs, and online date
- Projected needs of every water user group, as a share of total demand (percent) - Water supply needs expressed as a percent of the water user group’s total demand provide an indicator of the severity of need. The larger the percent of an entity’s total demand indicates a more severe potential shortage. Bolded text in the table indicates that the needs identified are fully met if the strategies recommended for the entity are implemented.
- Municipal gallons per capita per day (GPCD) goals as determined by the regional water planning groups in the 2021 regional plans - For information on regional methodologies for GPCD goals, refer to the 2021 regional water plans available online.
- Regional Water Planning Group Policy Recommendations
Interactive State Water Plan
2022 State Water Plan by Chapter
- Front cover
- Acknowledgments and TOC
- Executive summary
- Policy recommendations
- Drought and drought response in Texas
- Future population and water demand
- Water availability and existing supplies
- Water supply needs
- Water management strategies and projects
- Financing needs
- Implementation and funding of the 2017 SWP
- Glossary and Appendices
- Back cover
2022 State Water Plan Adoption and Public Comments
- Adoption of the 2022 State Water Plan - TWDB Board item to consider adoption of the 2022 State Water Plan. The document includes a summary of public comments received on the draft 2022 State Water Plan and TWDB responses to the comments. (7/7/21)