Obscure Agency Could Gain Power With Water Measure
- by Neena Satija
- August 5, 2013
The persistence of drought conditions across Texas brought extra attention on the once-obscure Texas Water Development Board this legislative session, as lawmakers approved a major overhaul of the agency's leadership.
And with a major financing proposal before voters, the power of the state agency, which has just under 300 employees, is poised to grow. Stakeholders will be watching to see if the new board can become a major player in shaping what Texas needs in the coming decades — a comprehensive strategy to ensure adequate water supplies in a booming state.