Water for Texas - Water for the Future

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Presented at TWCA Mid Year Conference - June 13, 2014

Carlos Rubinstein, Chairman
Bech Bruun, Director
Kathleen Jackson, Director

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Water for Texas - Water for the Future

  1. 1. WATER for TEXAS Water for the Future Carlos Rubinstein, Chairman Bech Bruun, Director Kathleen Jackson, Director
  2. 2. 2 OUR MISSION To provide leadership, planning, financial assistance, information, and education for the conservation and responsible development of water for Texas.
  3. 3. COMMUNITY OUTREACH 3 University of Texas at El Paso Village of Vinton El Paso County
  4. 4. COMMUNITY OUTREACH 4 Wichita Falls Kirbyville
  5. 5. TASTE TESTING 5 KBH Desal Plant SAWS
  6. 6. 7 HISTORIC AND PROJECTED TEXAS POPULATION GROWTH 3.0 3.9 4.7 5.8 6.4 7.7 9.6 11.2 14.2 17.0 20.9 25.4 29.7 33.7 37.7 41.9 46.3 0.0 5.0 10.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 30.0 35.0 40.0 45.0 50.0 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2020 2030 2040 2050 2060 TexasPopulation(millions)
  7. 7. State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) 8 Infrastructure bank Source of revenue for TWDB bond programs Cash flow mechanism Low-interest loans, longer loan terms, incremental repurchase terms, and loan deferrals
  8. 8. $ $ Water Infrastructure Fund Loans Rural Water Infrastructure Fund Loans State Participation Loans Agriculture Water Conservation Fund Loans SWIRFT: Debt service payments or security on bonds (does not impact CDL) Bond Enhancement Agreements Bond Enhancement Agreements Loans to Political Subdivisions General Obligation Bonds (does not impact CDL) SWIFT: Funded by $2 billion from Rainy Day Fund CAPACITY ANALYSIS BASED ON UTILIZING SWIRFT 9
  9. 9. Minimum criteria considered by the stakeholders committee Decade in which project is needed Feasibility of project Viability of project Sustainability Cost effectiveness PRIORITIZATION BY REGIONAL WATER PLANNING GROUPS 10
  10. 10. Serve a large population Assist a diverse urban and rural population Provide regionalization Meet high percentage of water users’ needs Highest consideration PRIORITIZATION BY TWDB 11
  11. 11. Local financial contribution Financial capacity of applicant to repay Ability to leverage with local and federal funding Emergency need for project Readiness to proceed with project Effect on water conservation Priority given by regional water planning group Additional Criteria PRIORITIZATION BY TWDB 12
  12. 12. Nov. 5, 2013 • Voters passed Proposition 6 Dec. 1, 2013 • Stakeholders group submitted prioritization standards to TWDB June 1, 2014 • Regional water planning groups submit draft prioritized list of regional projects June 26, 2014 • Consider authorization to publish draft SWIFT rule Sept. 1, 2014 • Planning groups submit final prioritized list of regional projects March 1, 2015 • Deadline to adopt SWIFT rules SWIFT TIMELINE 13
  13. 13. TWDB STAFF 14
  14. 14. REGIONAL WATER PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT TEAMS 15
  15. 15. 16 FUNDING PROJECTS ACROSS THE STATE
  16. 16. STREAMLINING ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW • Replace guidance documents with template forms • Ensure that level of review is commensurate with potential impacts • Develop new process for federal cross-cutter compliance • Clarify requirements
  17. 17. EXPANDED SCIENTIFIC DATA www.waterdatafortexas.org 18
  18. 18. INTERACTIVE STATE WATER PLAN WEBSITE http://texasstatewaterplan.org 19
  19. 19. HOW CAN YOU BE INVOLVED? 20 TecH20 Center El Paso
  20. 20. WATER FOR THE FUTURE 21
  21. 21. HOW TO CONTACT ME 22 Kathleen Jackson, P.E. @twdb_kathleen 512.463.7847 Kathleen.Jackson@twdb.texas.gov www.twdb.texas.gov

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