Aside from weather, water is probably the most-discussed topic in the state. For generations, Texans have worried about where it will come from and how much it will cost to pump it into our taps. As our population increases, the state grows thirstier for this limited resource.
As last year’s historic drought reminded us, Texas has always lived life by the drop, just a few dry years away from a serious crisis. With our population expected to nearly double over the next fifty years, this situation is about to become more, not less, challenging. This month we look at the past, present, and future of water and drought in Texas and explore the solutions that give us hope.
July 1, 2012 | by Jake Silverstein | Editor's Letter