Water

Water is a valuable resource that should not be wasted. The North Texas area is rapidly growing in population and by 2070, the Region C Water Planning Group anticipates that the total water demands for the region are to increase 71 percent. On a region-wide basis, Region C does not have enough water supplies to meet the anticipated demands, with the vast majority of deficits occurring in the municipal category. Below are case studies, tools, and resources offering guidance to local governments, educational institutions, and public and private entities on strategies to reduce water use and increase water efficiency across many sectors.

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The Sustainable SITES Initiative certifies and rates development projects that demonstrate excellence in sustainable landscapes.
Advanced
The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center education activities are focused on urban needs in planning and implementing strategies for convenience, quality of life, economic attractiveness, and sustainable stewardship of natural resources.
Basic
The Texas Living Waters Conservation Scorecard highlights which Texas water utilities are doing well in their effort to advances water conservation and which regions need more conservation effort.
Basic
The Municipal Water Conservation Recommendations provide suggestions for common-sense water conservation measures to cities and local water utilities.
Basic
TRACS facilitates the implementation of sustainable solutions within Texas higher education organizations through expertise, educational resources, and training as well as an annual summit.
Intermediate
The Texas SmartScape program educates citizens on the ecological, economic and aesthetic benefits of using landscaping plants, shrubs, grasses and trees that are native or adapted to our regional climate and local conditions. The program also promotes education on pollution prevention through efficient and effective water use for citizens' benefit.
Basic
The Texas Trees Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose goals are to create an urban forest by planting trees on public streets, boulevards, and rights-of-way and to improve parks and public natural green spaces.
Basic
The Texas Water DFund provides financial assistance for water supply, wastewater, and flood control projects.
Intermediate
TWRI provides solutions to water quality and quantity issues in Texas.
Intermediate
The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) offers resources on the best management practices (BMPs) for water conservation across a variety of fields including agriculture, commercial and institutional sectors, industry, municipalities, and wholesale water providers.
Basic
The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) provides resources for the development of a Water Conservation Plan.
Intermediate
The Upper Trinity Regional Water District provides tips and resources to help consumers use water more efficiently, save money, and ensure the quality of life for future generations.
Basic
The Urban Land Institite is a nonprofit organization that provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, information, and experience among industry leaders and policy makers in the fields of land use and real estate development.
Intermediate
Vision North Texas is a public-private partnership with the goal of increasing public awareness about important regional land use issues that affect mobility, air quality, water supply and other economic and environmental resources.
Basic
The Wastewater and Treatment Education Roundtable (WATER)'s goal is to help reduce potential damage to the region's household plumbing systems and wastewater treatment systems as well as to decrease hazards to water quality through educational efforts related to the proper disposal of items such as wipes; paper towels; feminine hygiene and personal care products; medicines; household hazardous waste; and fats, oils, and grease (FOG).
Basic
The Water Conservation Tracking Tool can aid in the development of a water conservation program.
Intermediate
Water Data for Texas offers data, information, and resources on the status, impacts, outlook, and response to drought conditions in Texas.
Basic
The Water Education Network highlights Texas A&M Agrilife Extension's resources and programs focusing on water conservation, water management, irrigation, and water quality.
Basic
The Water Efficiency in Federal Buildings and Campuses page provides agencies with resources on how to increase water efficiency and conservation.
Intermediate
The Water Efficiency Toolkit provides organizations with tools and resources to reduce water use in buildings while also saving money.
Intermediate
WEAT brings together professionals in an effort to preserve and enhance Texas' water resources.
Basic
Water is Awesome is a campaign to encourage North Texas residents to be more efficient with their water use.
Basic
The Water My Yard tool is aimed at saving water and keeping your yard healthy by providing automated watering recommendations based on local weather conditions.
Basic
The Water Use Tracking Tools help commercial and institutional facility managers as well as utilities track water use over time and analyze the data monthly to identify seasonal water use patterns, leaks, high-water-use or malfunctioning equipment or other issues at a facility.
Intermediate
WaterSense facilitates water conservation for consumers and businesses through easily-accessible information on water-efficient products and practices.
Basic