Take Action to Protect Texas Water

The Texas Living Waters Project is a joint effort by the National Wildlife Federation and the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club to improve the way Texas manages and uses its fresh water.

Our goal is to ensure that environmental water needs - the fresh water needed to support healthy fish and wildlife populations - are supplied along with municipal, industrial, and agricultural needs.

The Texas Living Waters Project partners urge state, regional, and local decision-makers to develop, manage, and use Texas' fresh water resources according to the following five principles.

Take Action!
Get your organization or local government to endorse the "Resolution to Support Principles for Protecting Texas’ Water Resources." Please add your organization or local government to the growing list of those endorsing these principles by signing and mailing the below resolution.


Resolution to Support Principles for Protecting Texas’ Water Resources

Step 1:
Read and Consider these Five Principles

1) Use existing water supplies efficiently.
Municipal, agricultural, and industrial water users should adopt aggressive water conservation practices, both large and small-scale. We should make the most of current water supplies before we start building dams and pipelines to develop new ones.

2) Keep rivers flowing.
Water planners and managers should make sure that enough water remains in rivers and streams to keep Texas rivers flowing. They should also ensure that enough fresh water reaches coastal bays and estuaries to maintain their productivity as fisheries and as wildlife habitat.

3) Protect wildlife habitat.
Water management decisions and new water development projects should avoid or minimize adverse impacts to wildlife, water quality, and wildlife habitat.

4) Use surface and groundwater sustainably.
We should take water from rivers and pump water from underground aquifers only as fast as rainfall can replenish them. We need to leave water — and wildlife — for future generations.

5) Save tax dollars.
Water planners should make sure that new water development projects are cost-effective by carefully weighing the costs and benefits of the proposed project and alternatives.


Step 2:
Pledge your Support by Printing and Filling out the Endorsement Form

Resolution to Support Principles for Protecting
  Texas’ Water Resources
(Abode PDF - 64k)

Step 3:
Mail Completed Endorsements To:

    Texas Living Waters Project
    PO Box 1931
    Austin, TX 78767

You may also email this endorsement information to info@texaswatermatters.org.


Thanks to Those who have Already Signed On...

- Hill Country Alliance
- Neighborhood Association of South Lake Worth, Fort Worth
- Travis Audubon Society
- Texas Municipal Accounts
- Smart Growth San Antonio
- Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance
- Plaska Lodge in Memphis, Texas
- Sabine Lake Guide Service
- Ace in the Hole Guide Service, Port Aransas
- Central Texas Chapter Surfrider Foundation
- League of Women Voters of Texas
- Museum of the Gulf Coast, Port Arthur
- Outdoor Nature Club, Houston
- Paddling Anglers in Canoes & Kayaks (P.A.C.K), Houston
- Public Citizen
- San Marcos River Foundation
- Senior Citizens Association
- Sustainable Energy and Economic Development Coalition
   (SEED Coalition)
- TAMU Chapter of the Wildlife Soceity
- Texas Campaign of the Environment
- Texas Environmental Action Coalition, Texas A&M; University
- Texas Environmental Democrats, San Antonio
- Texas Public Interest Research Group (TXPIRG)
- Texas Shrimp Association
- Texas Xeriscapes LLC, Dallas
- Tide Guide
- Travis Boating Center, Beaumont
- Island Sun Photo, Groves, TX
- Law Office of HW Leverett, Jr. Midland
- Friends of the Sabine, Longview
- Concerned Citizens for Clean Water, San Augustine
- Neighbors for Neighbors, Elgin
- North American Hardwood Preservation Assn., Gladewater
- Lower Laguna Madre Foundation
- Texas Committee on Natural Resources
- Galveston Bay Foundation
- Government Canyon Natural History Association
- Save Barton Creek Association
- Houston Canoe Club
- Texas River Protection Association
- St. Edwards Environmental Club
- WE CAN (Working Effectively for Clean Air Now)
- Central Texas Fly Fishers, San Marcos
- Pines & Prairies Land Trust, Bastrop, Texas
- Wildlife Society, Texas A&M; University Chapter
- Floydada Senior Citizens Center, Floydada Texas


For More Information

For more information on how to present these principles as a resolution for consideration by your city or county or to request a presentation to your group about these principles, contact us at (800) 919-9151.

Get involved today to help safeguard Texas' natural heritage!
For more information call 512-477-1729, or visit www.texaswatermatters.org.

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