The Edwards Aquifer 

By Adam Zerrenner, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Austin Office
and Robert Gulley, Texas Comptroller's Office and Adjunct Professor at Texas State University


The Edwards Aquifer case provides a historical review of one of the most contentious and controversial water conflicts in the nation and how this dispute was ultimately resolved.  The case provides a unique opportunity for students to explore the rich legal, policy, and technical information contained in the case.  The ultimate resolution of the Edwards Aquifer dispute through the Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program stakeholder process has applications for other stakeholder water scarcity and natural resource problems.  The case also includes an optional simulation for students to role play key stakeholders and practice consensus building and collaboration skills using the case materials.  

Download Case-Part A (pdf)

Download Case- Part B (pdf)

Download Teaching Note (pdf)