Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thirst quencher

Texas lawmakers look to Gulf to meet water needs

Seen is the inside of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Desalination Plant on April 16, 2012. The $87 million facility produces 27.5 million gallons of water per day, making it the largest inland desalination plant in the world. IVAN PIERRE AGUIRRE

Texas Tribune

High Plains Public Radio

The devastating drought is ongoing, yet people keep moving to Texas. State lawmakers on Monday discussed looking to the Gulf of Mexico as a new source of water that, though expensive, might help slake the state's growing thirst. Senate Bill 1738 would create a legal framework for the construction of integrated saltwater desalination and power plants that could pull water from far offshore.


Florida-Georgia settlement talks under wraps

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The quiet efforts underway between Georgia and Florida to hash out a settlement over water rights are about to get more secretive. The attorney overseeing the latest round of litigation between the two states issued an order Monday that prevents the public from accessing records involving ongoing settlement negotiations between the two states.


New Orleans' water plan earns national award


New Orleans' strategy for redesigning the urban landscape to better manage its water resources — better known as the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan — is being recognized as a model for the rest of the country to follow.

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