The Regional Groundwater Science Partnership was created to enable science-based review, community education, and outreach activities in support of regional data and studies relating to groundwater supply, groundwater demand, and land subsidence in Montgomery and Harris counties, Texas. The work of the Partnership is financially supported by the Groundwater Research Consortium, comprised of special-use districts in the greater Houston-Galveston Region interested in independent, science-based groundwater and subsidence research and data analysis. The Groundwater Science Advisory Committee (SAC), comprised of leading researchers from institutions around Texas, have come together to analyze and share a rich array of scientifically informed data about groundwater resources and regional subsidence.
The Groundwater Research Consortium includes the following members/funders: Montgomery County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1, Southern Montgomery County MUD, The Woodlands Township, and the Woodlands Water Agency. Lisa Gonzalez with Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) is the project manager.
The Regional Groundwater Science Partnership announces the release of a report summarizing the first phase of review regarding groundwater and subsidence in the greater Houston region. Download the report and learn more about the initiative – https://harcresearch.org/research/rgwsp/.
The Groundwater Science Advisory Committee includes the following members, John Ellis, P.G. (USGS), Robert Mace, Ph.D. (Texas State University), Wade Oliver, P.G. (INTERA Inc.), John Seifert, P.E. (Ground Water Consultants, LLC), John “Jack” Sharp, Ph.D. (University of Texas at Austin), John Tracy, Ph.D. (Texas A&M University), and Guoquan “Bob” Wang, Ph.D. (University of Houston). Stephanie Glenn, Ph.D. with HARC is the facilitator for the Groundwater Science Advisory Committee.