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Water Rights Advisory Work Group

Advisory group concerned with water rights permiting issues in Texas. Links to information on upcoming meetings and past meetings.

The Water Rights Advisory Work Group (WRAWG) is a voluntary group of participants who meet quarterly to discuss water rights related issues. The advisory group provides the TCEQ with expanded knowledge and resources to help with the water rights permitting process.

Hot Topic Revisions to Water Right Application Forms

Participating in the Water Rights Advisory Group

The group is open to the public. Anyone who is interested in water rights related issues may attend and participate in meetings. If you are unable to attend, meetings are available live by webcast at the link below. Previous meetings are archived at this site as well. See live and archived webcasts Exit the TCEQ.

Meeting Notice

DATE: TBA-June 2017
TIME: 9:30 AM
LOCATION: TCEQ Main Campus, Building E, Room 201S

Click here to view video archives of past meetings

Past Meetings

Important informationClick here for information discussed at the September 29, 2016 WRAWG Meeting.

Date Agenda
February 2, 2017 2/02/17   Agenda
September 29, 2016 9/29/16   Agenda
June 30, 2016 6/30/16   Agenda
June 2, 2015 6/02/15   Agenda
March 10, 2015 3/10/15   Agenda
December 9, 2014 12/09/14 Agenda
Sepember 9, 2014 9/09/14   Agenda
March 3, 2014 3/03/14   Agenda
December 16, 2013 12/16/13 Agenda
September 9, 2013 09/09/13 Agenda
June 3, 2013 06/03/13 Agenda
March 4, 2013 03/04/13 Agenda
September 24, 2012 09/24/12 Agenda
June 4, 2012 06/04/12 Agenda
March 5, 2012 03/05/12 Agenda

Revisions to Water Right Application Forms

Revisions to the Water Rights Application Forms – Seeking Stakeholder Input

The Water Availability Division has completed draft revisions to the Water Rights Application Documents.  The new Application consists of: 

  1. Administrative Information Report -  Requests required information about applicants. Required for all applications.

  2. Technical Information Report –Asks applicants a series of questions about their request for a new or amended water right and directs the applicant to attached technical Worksheets depending on the request.

  3. Instructions – Provides information to Applicants about how to complete the Reports and Worksheets including background information, citations, and examples.

Download the Draft Revised Documents from the Links Below: 

Administrative Information Report,  PDF   

Administrative Information Report,  Word

Technical Information Report,  PDF           

Technical Information Report,  Word

Instructions for Completing the Water Rights Permitting Application,  PDF 

Instructions for Completing the Water Rights Permitting Application, Word 

Please note that the Draft Revised Application Documents are for new and amended water rights and for bed and banks authorizations, Staff has not completed revisions to other application forms at this time (ex. Abandonment, Temporary Permits, etc.)

Staff is seeking comments and suggestions on the Draft Revised Documents. See below for Instructions on how to provide comments.

How to Provide Comments

  • The deadline to provide comments on the draft revised application documents has been extended to March 17, 2017.

  • Provide comments by e-mail to - put "Comments on Draft Revised Application Documents" in the subject line of your message.

  • Attach redlined versions of the Revised Application Documents to the email if you have any. 

Staff Contact:

For more information, or to suggest topics for meetings, please call Ross Henderson at (512) 239-4735 or e-mail and put "Topic for WRAWG" in the subject line of your message.

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