The Texas Water Explorer
The Nature Conservancy created the Texas Water Explorer to summarize the current state of Texas’ surface and groundwater and to provide a resource to policy-makers, water managers, scientists and the general public. By increasing access to Texas’ water data and centralizing the scientific interpretation of trends and observations, we hope to help improve water management strategies, aid policymakers, engage a conservation constituency, and provide an important tool for water managers as they make decisions.
The Texas Water Explorer incorporates numerous state, national and academic datasets commonly utilized by water managers throughout Texas. This website summarizes and maps important information to help you understand Texas water without asserting any causal links to Texas’ freshwater challenges.
We structure the Explorer around six important aspects of Texas water sustainability and synthesize them using more than twenty indicator metrics: