Water Resources Planning for the San Antonio Region

by Richard S. Howe, Univ of Texas at San Antonio, United States,
Thomas P. Fox, Univ of Texas at San Antonio, United States,
Steve Stagner, Univ of Texas at San Antonio, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Legal, Institutional, Financial and Environmental Aspects of Water Issues


Water resources planning for the San Antonio region begins with the physical setting and the technical considerations - the science and engineering aspects. It proceeds to the economic considerations that focus on questions of who benefits, who pays, and how costs of management activities are funded. Water resources planning concludes with institutional considerations centered on the administrative, legal, and political aspects. This paper highlights the planning-decision process that has been underway in the San Antonio region for several years. Key issues are identified, the process is described, and the results are assessed. The process is dynamic and the results are anything but final at this time.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Hydraulic engineering | Legal affairs | Political factors | Economic factors | Aquifers | Financing | Water demand | Texas | United States

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