Current and future members of the project’s External Advisory Committee (EAC) include leaders within the desalination and reuse innovation ecosystem.  Through a series of EAC meetings and other workshop events, the X-Grant project team will facilitate a national and international dialogue around the new technological interventions as part of this project and cultivate opportunities for future collaboration. Click to learn about our EAC Members.

Texas Water Foundation

The Texas Water Foundation is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization committed to investing in a future generation of water leaders, providing research-driven data, and inviting all Texans to contribute to a sustainable water future. The Foundation encourages people to recognize water’s vital role in safeguarding natural resources, protecting human health, and supporting economic growth. They aim to enable decision-makers and citizens alike to protect, enhance, and conserve water resources for the use and enjoyment of future generations. Carlos Rubenstein serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Texas Water Foundation and is also a member of the External Advisory Committee for the Pathways to Sustainable Urban Water Security project.

The Texas Water Foundation has played a key role in the Pathways to Sustainable Urban Water Security project. It served as the client for student capstone projects and helped craft research projects at the School of Law and Bush School of Government. These projects explored the legal and regulatory framework for desalination and water recycling facilities along with the governance and the financing of such facilities in Texas. The Foundation also served as the formal client for the students and provided guidance and feedback throughout the process, and disseminated the work product of both capstone courses throughout Texas.