The essay shows that while the Texas water planning process is valu- able and important, its execution in practice is often flawed, resulting in over-estimates of the gap between projected demand and supply; new supply costs; lost opportunities for resolving real near-term needs through cost-effective solutions; and a limited ability to deal with criti- cal policy issues that will have significant effect on the state’s ability to sustainably manage its water resources for future generations.
Mary E. Kelly,
State Water Planning: Theory v. Practice in Texas,
Tex. A&M J. Real Prop. L.
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