In April 2002, Governor Rick Perry tasked the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) with developing a proposal to build Texas' very first large-scale seawater desalination plant to produce drinking water. The following year, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 1370 directing the agency to undertake or participate in research, feasibility and facility planning studies, investigations, and surveys as needed to advance the development of cost-effective water supplies from seawater desalination in the state.
Since Governor Perry's proclamation in 2002, the TWDB has expanded its scope of desalination activities to include brackish groundwater, an abundant source of supply in many areas of the state.
2014 Meeting Announcements
- August 20-22, San Antonio, Texas
Membranes: Basics, Barriers, and Breakthroughs
For more information, visit the South Central Membrane Association.
- September 11-12, Austin, Texas
Texas Desal 2014, Best Practices & Emerging Technology
For more information, visit the Texas Desalination Association.
- October 6-7, 2014, Monterey, California
Desalination:Transitioning from Crisis Managment to Resource Management
For more information, visit the CalDesal organization.
- October 7-9, 2014, Pompano Beach, Florida
Membrane Operator Certification: Advanced Training of Reverse Osmosis Systems
For more information, visit the Southeast Desalting Association.
- October 23-24, 2014, Houston, Texas
American Water Summit: Smashing Silos
For more information, visit American Water Summit.
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