Protecting the drops we drink: Who owns Texas water?

This post from The Eagle, a Bryan-College Station paper, covers some of the fundamentals of water management and ownership in the state of Texas. As you can see, it gets complicated, fast. Even more complicated when you consider that all three types of water discussed-surface water, diffused surface water and groundwater-are actually connected in one water cycle. We couldn’t agree more with the author’s opening statement: “As Texas population continues to increase, so will demands for water. The answer to the question of who owns Texas water will continue as a point of argument.”