83rd Texas State Legislature: Summaries of Water-related Legislative Action

Dean Robbins, Carol Batterton, Brad Castleberry, Ken Kramer, Stacey A. Steinbach


Editor’s Note: September 1 of every odd-numbered year is the date that new legislation from the Texas Legislature session that ended the previous spring typically goes into effect. With this in mind, the Texas Water Journal invited 4 organizations that work closely with the Texas Legislature to provide their take on the changes to Texas water policy and law that were made during the 2013 session. The opinions expressed in these summaries are the opinions of the individual organizations and not the opinion of the Texas Water Journal or the Texas Water Resources Institute.


  • Texas Water Conservation Association
  • Water Environment Association of Texas
  • Sierra Club, Lone Star Chapter
  • Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts


Texas water law, Texas Legislature

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Texas Water Journal

The Texas Water Journal is an online, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the timely consideration of Texas water resources management, research, and policy issues from a multidisciplinary perspective that integrates science, engineering, law, planning, and other disciplines. It also provides updates on key state legislation and policy changes by Texas administrative agencies. The journal is published by the Texas Water Journal, a nonprofit organization, in cooperation with the Texas Water Resources Institute, part of Texas A&M AgriLife.

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