Desal Resources

Databases

Texas Water Development Board Desalination Database

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Water Utility Database
Membrane Facilities in the State of Texas

 

Professional Organizations

American Membrane Technology Association
American Water Works Association
International Desalination Association
North American Membrane Society
South Central Membrane Association
Southeast Desalting Association
Texas Rural Water Association
Texas Water Conservation Association
Texas Water Utilities Association
Water Environment Association of Texas
Texas A&M University, Separation Sciences, Food Protein R&D Center

 

Educational Resources

AMTA Membrane Technology Facts
How Good Is Desalted Water?
Is Desalted Water Reliable?
Public Safety & Security



Government and Regulatory Agencies

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Texas Water Development Board
Texas Water Treatment Operator Licensing Requirements
US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Wate
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Reference Materials

Buros, O.K.  2000.  The ABCs of Desalting.  Second Edition, February 2000.  International Desalination Association, Topsfield, Massachusetts.
Available on-line at: http://www.idadesal.org/pdf/ABCs1.pdf.

Chowdhury, Ali Ph.D. and Robert E. Mace Ph.D.  2007.  Groundwater Resource Evaluation and Availability Model of the Gulf Coast Aquifer in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas.  Report No. 368, June 2007.  Texas Water Development Board, Austin, Texas.
Available on-line at:
http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/publications/reports/GroundWaterReports/GWReports/R368/R368_GulfCoastGAM.pdf

LBG-Guyton Associates.  2003.  Brackish Groundwater Manual for Texas Regional Water Planning Groups.  Prepared in association with NRS Consulting Engineers, Inc.  LBG-Guyton Associates, Austin, Texas.
Available on-line at: http://www.twdb.state.tx.us/RWPG/rpgm_rpts/2001483395.pdf

Mickley, Michael C., P.E., Ph.D.  2004.  Review of Concentrate Management Options.  In Arroyo, Jorge (editor).  The Future of Desalination in Texas, Volume II: Technical Papers, Case Studies and Desalination Technology Resources.  Report No. 363, pp. 173-186.  Texas Water Development Board, Austin, Texas.
Available on-line at: www.twdb.state.tx.us/Desalination/The%20Future%20of%20Desalination%20in%20Texas%20-%
20Volume%202/documents/C9.pdf
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Mickley, Michael C., P.E., Ph.D.  2006.  Membrane Concentrate Disposal: Practices and Regulation.  Desalination and Water Purification Research and Development Program Report No. 123 (Second Edition).  U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Technical Service Center, Denver, Colorado.
Available on-line at: www.usbr.gov/pmts/water/publications/reportpdfs/report123.pdf

Nicot, Jean-Philippe, Steven Walden, Lauren Greenlee, and John Els.  2006.  A Desalination Database for Texas.  Revised October 2006.  Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas.
Available on-line at: www.twdb.state.tx.us/RWPG/rpgm_rpts/2004483021_Desal_Database_Texas_Rev.pdf

NRS Consulting Engineers.  2007.  Design-Build Now: An Option for Civil Engineering Construction Projects.  Texas Water News.  Volume 6, Issue 3, August 2007.  NRS Consulting Engineers, Harlingen, Texas.
Available on-line at: http://nrsengineers.com/downloads/newsletters/twn-v6i3-aug07.pdf

R.W. Beck, Inc.  2004.  Guidance Manual for Permitting Requirements in Texas for Desalination Facilities Using Reverse Osmosis Processes.  Prepared for the Texas Water Development Board by R.W. Beck, Inc.
Available on-line at: www.twdb.state.tx.us/RWPG/rpgm_rpts/2003483509.pdf

Sturdivant, Allen W., Callie S. Rogers, M. Edward Rister, Donald D. Lacewell, Joseph W. “Bill” Norris, Jesús Leal, Jose A. Garza, and Judy Adams.  2007.  Economic Costs of Desalination in South Texas: A Case Study.  Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education, Issue 137, pp. 21-39, September 2007.  Universities Council on Water Resources, Carbondale, Illinois.
Available on-line at: http://www.ucowr.siu.edu/updates/137/4.pdf

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.  2003.  Procedures to Implement the Texas Surface Water Quality Standards.  RG-194, January 2003.  Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Water Quality Division, Austin, Texas.
Available on-line at: http://www.tceq.state.tx.us/files/rg-194.pdf_4230016.pdf

Texas Water Development Board.  2007a.  Water for Texas 2007, Volumes I and II, Document No. GP-8-1, January 2007.  Texas Water Development Board, Austin, Texas.
Available on-line at: www.twdb.state.tx.us/publications/reports/State_Water_Plan/2007/2007StateWaterPlan/2007StateWaterPlan.htm

Texas Water Development Board.  2007b.  Environmental Considerations for Assessment of Desalination Facility Siting and Operation Impacts.  Prepared in cooperation with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, December 2003.  Revised by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, February 2007.  Texas Water Development Board, Austin, Texas.

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.  2003.  Desalting Handbook for Planners.  Desalination Research and Development Program Report No. 72, 3rd Edition.  U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, Colorado.
Available on-line at: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/water/media/pdfs/report072.pdf

U.S. Geological Survey.  2003.  Desalination of Ground Water: Earth Science Perspectives.  Fact Sheet 075-03, October 2003.  U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.
Available on-line at: http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/fs075-03/