Freshwater wetlands in the Houston-Galveston region provide many ecosystem services. Freshwater wetlands capture rainfall and reduce surface runoff to diminish flooding, store nutrients, filter pollutants, and provide valuable habitat for many species of wildlife.
Texas Energy-Water Nexus
In the Texas Energy-Water Nexus Story Map, the relationship between our most coveted natural resource (water) and the driving force behind modern global culture (energy) is explored within the context of the driest drought year in Texas history. Discussion of Texas energy and water resources, how the 2011 drought became the driest on record, and the resulting conflicts from compounding pressures are presented along with interactive content and dynamic maps.