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Founded in 1982, the Texas Center for Policy Studies (TCPS) brings together the people and the information necessary to ensure that growth and development in our region enhances, rather than diminishes, quality of life.


Sustainable Water Plan for Texas: Visit our project page for information on how the Texas water planning process can be reformed to produce a more sustainable cost-effective and environmentally-sound state water plan.

Our Desired Future: TCPS is proud to sponsor a new project focusing on the future of our state's groundwater, springs and streams.

New! Report on public participation: A Defense of the Contested Case Hearing Process for TCEQ Environmental Permit Decisions. (Originally published in the Texas Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 44, No. 2, September 2014, pages 175-234.)

Learning from Drought: Next Generation Water Planning for Texas: This report examines the Texas water planning process and makes recommendations for future plans.

Water Report Press Release (5/9/14)

Renewable Energy Roundup and Sustainable Living Fair: the largest “green show” in the South. The 2014 event was held at the Exposition Center in Belton and exceeded expectations. Attendees saw the latest in eco-friendly technologies; learned how to save and create thier own energy; attended informative talks by the experts; and visited with vendors to see contemporary green living and sustainability practices.. The Roundup is fun, environmentally friendly, and a great place to learn how you can make a difference! Read more about the 2014 event.


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