Water Conservation Defined

"Those practices, techniques, programs, and technologies that will protect water resources, reduce the consumption of water, reduce the loss or waste of water, improve the efficiency in the use of water, or increase the recycling and reuse of water so that a water supply is made available for future or alternative uses."

Mission Statement

To establish a professional forum for the continuing development of water conservation resources, expertise, and progress evaluation of the highest quality for the benefit of Texas — its state leadership, regional and local governments, and general public.

Established by the Texas Legislature

In 2007, the 80th Texas Legislature, via the passage of Senate Bill 3 and House Bill 4, directed the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to appoint the members of the newly created Water Conservation Advisory Council.  Chapter 10 of the Texas Water Code outlines the purpose of the council and defines the twenty-three entities and interest groups represented by those members, as shown on the Members page.

Read about Water Conservation Implementation Task Force, the precursor to council.

For additional information about the council, please contact TWDB support staff by email at wcac@twdb.texas.gov or by phone at (512) 475-1851.