Texas has a favorable regulatory environment allowing water-rights holders to flexibly share their water rights with other water users – such as industry, municipalities or the environment—while retaining control of those rights.

We intend to show how private property owners can leverage their water rights to support healthy flows while creating financial value for themselves and supply resilience for other water users. A key priority is launching Texas Water Market Makers, a program for qualified land trusts and conservancies to pursue water transactions that will advance water resilience in priority basins and aquifers. Texas Water Market Makers will provide hands-on strategic support to assist these nonprofits in developing and executing water transaction strategies that benefit landowners and our springs, rivers and bays.

Texas Water Trade is committed to working with landowners to protect their groundwater and surface water rights while enhancing water reliability for present and future generations.