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A water deal to protect whooping cranes


Texas Water Trade announces water purchase to protect endangered whooping cranes on Texas coast

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Game changer for 'Greenfield' Parcels


Continued efforts lead to expanded low-cost financing opportunities for water reuse projects

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CEO selected for Vida Water


Texas Water Trade takes major step in launch of a new water service to bring affordable, safe drinking water to underserved populations in Texas

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A New Fund for Aquifer Resilience in Texas


Texas Water Trade unveils first Aquifer Resilience Fund to help protect groundwater in West Texas

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Water Deals for our Ecosystems


Texas Water Trade announces a milestone water purchase to protect Matagorda Bay, a rich coastal ecosystem fed by the Texas Colorado River.

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November 28, 2022

Texas Water Trade (TWT) with help from the Middle Pecos Groundwater Conservation district and financial assistance from the USDA-NRCS announce Water Metering Funding Opportunities for FY 2023

Texas Water Trade, a Regional Conservation Partnership Program of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) award recipient, announced fiscal year 2023 assistance opportunities for irrigators in the Middle Pecos Groundwater District’s Management Zone 1 to enhance data collection though the installation of water meters in wells in that zone.

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October 28, 2022

Texas Water Trade announces water purchase to protect endangered whooping cranes on Texas coast

Texas Water Trade and the International Crane Foundation have finalized a water acquisition for the immediate delivery of 200 acre-feet of water to a critical bird habitat for one of the rarest and most endangered bird species in North America, Whooping Cranes.

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September 27, 2022

To save water in Texas, these nonprofits are paying farmers to leave it in reservoirs

As Texas continues to battle drought, groups are trying a market-based solution to help farmers and protect what little water is left.

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September 19, 2022

Keeping PACE in Texas opens door for ‘greenfield’ parcels to qualify for low-cost financing for energy and water efficiency efforts

Thanks to the efforts of Texas Water Trade, Keeping PACE in Texas and other volunteer stakeholders, the opportunities for Texas developers to use low-cost financing for energy and water efficiency infrastructure, including water reuse projects, just got bigger.

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September 6, 2022

New CEO selected for Vida Water, a water service provider for underserved populations across Texas

Texas Water Trade is pleased to announce the hiring of the inaugural CEO of Vida Water, a new Public Benefit Corporation that aims to close the clean water gap for underserved populations across Texas.

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July 12, 2022

Texas Water Trade Unveils First Aquifer Resilience Fund in West Texas

Texas Water Trade has unveiled its first Aquifer Resilience Fund to allow landowners to conserve their groundwater without losing ownership of it.

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July 7, 2022

Texas Water Trade announces second cohort of Texas Water Market Makers

Texas Water Trade is pleased to announce a second cohort of Texas Water Market Makers, each of whom has a clear vision for using voluntary water transactions to build a more secure water future for Texas.

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As Texans continue to seek innovative solutions for today’s and future water needs, for all uses, we at Texas Water Trade are honored to assist in identifying, incentivizing, undertaking and charting new paths forward to help pave the way.

- Carlos Rubinstein, former chairman of the Texas Water Development Board