Texas acutely needs a common law system that can balance world-scale agricultural activity, industrial development, and urban growth while also protecting private property rights.
Thank you to the American Groundwater Trust for a splendid conference on 12-13 August 2020! Can’t wait to have a
Recommended citation: Collins G. 2020. Produced Water in Texas: No Dedication Without Compensation. Texas Water Intelligence. 11 June 2020. Download
Thank you to the Texas Farm Bureau for hosting me in Franklin on 7 May 2019 for a groundwater valuation
Many thanks to the American Society of Appraisers for giving me the chance to speak at a great event this
Delivered at the Permian Basin Petroleum Association Annual Meeting, 25 October 2018 in Midland, TX. Download slides here: Collins_PBPA Conference_The Permian
Presentation to Texas Water Research Network Conference, 14 September 2018, Austin, TX. Thank you to TWRN for giving me the
Gabriel Collins, “Economic valuation of groundwater in Texas,” Texas Water Journal Volume 9, Number 1, May 21, 2018, https://journals.tdl.org/twj/index.php/twj/article/view/7068/pdf, (50-68) Groundwater
Full Analysis available at: https://www.bakerinstitute.org/media/files/files/6268119b/bi-report-032018-ces-groundwatervalue.pdf Synopsis: Multiple methods can be used to value groundwater, with some more applicable in certain situations
The author discussed a range of methods that can be used–and are used–to value groundwater resources in Texas. Full presentation
To either close deals or resolve disputes, parties and courts must be able to attach a credible economic value to water. In many cases, the water at issue may still be underground in the aquifer.
Gabriel Collins, “How Much Water Does Apache Potentially Need to Develop Alpine High?,” Texas Water Intelligence™, Water Note #5, 19 June