The majority of tributaries flowing into the western side of Galveston Bay in Harris County do not meet water quality standards and are classified as impaired. Harris County is home to a population of nearly four million people, estimated to double in size by the year 2030.
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.