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Will Texas be in troubled waters?
As water demands increase, resources could run low.
According to the Texas Water Development Board, water demand in Texas is projected to increase by 22 percent between 2010 and 2060. Given that supplies are likely limited, that means some tough choices are coming for Texans.
If we do not plan and take appropriate actions, the state could suffer significant economic losses. For example, if a 1950's-like drought affected the entire state, economic models show income losses to Texas businesses and workers would have been nearly $12 billion in 2010. Apply that scenario to 2060, and the losses jump to more than $100 billion.
Our faculty and scientists are focused on finding solutions to this issue. We are working hard to ensure Texas and Texans have enough water to meet the needs of everyone.
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William "Bill" Dugas
Acting Vice Chancellor and Acting Dean
Agriculture and Life Sciences