Urban Land & Water

Water Resources

by | Apr 28, 2017 | urban land & water | 0 comments

In 2012, Voters approved the funding of the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) has injected two-billion dollars of seed money to fund management strategies and capital projects. Of that two-billion dollars, at least 20 percent must be spent on conservation measures with an additional 10 percent spent on rural and agricultural conservation management strategies.

According to the Texas Water Development Board, water conservation strategies for the year 2060 are projected to provide 2,176,250 acre-feet to help meet the projected needs for additional water supplies. This volume of water conservation represents 24.2 percent of the identified strategies to meet water supply needs in 2060.

Green Spaces Alliance recognizes the difficult and complex challenges associated with managing surface and groundwater resources for competing uses. Water conservation in your yard, home or business is one of the most efficient ways to provide new water.  There are many simple steps you can take today to conserve the amount of water you use.

We have staff that can provide leadership, technical assistance and conservation education and public outreach to promote water conservation. We are reaching out more than ever through our gardens network to promote the integration of rainwater harvesting systems, and the integration of native and sustainable landscapes into gardenscapes, and yards.

For more information, contact Jerry Hess, Urban Land and Water Program Manager: (210) 222-8430 ext. 310.