Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance

Location: San Antonio, Texas

The Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance (GEAA) is a non-profit organization that advocates for the preservation and protection of the Edward’s Aquifer, its watersheds, and the Texas Hill Country that sustains it. The Edward’s Aquifer is the source of the largest springs in Texas, and is the sole source of drinking water for 1.5 million Central Texas Residents.

Encompassing over 6,000 square miles across 13 Texas counties, the Edwards aquifer is one of the most prolific artesian aquifers in the world. The GEAA works to protect this precious resource by producing and distributing educational materials, expanding and aiding the coordination of existing public interest, and coordinating investments by private organizations, government agencies, and individuals in Edwards Aquifer watershed to encourage preservation and sustainable water and land use. The Alliance drafted the Edwards Aquifer Protection Plan, which outlines proposed measures to safeguard the aquifer, its watershed, and the wildlife and people that rely on it from contamination, over-pumping, and rapid urban development. By signing onto the plan, GEAA partners pledge to support these protective measures and advocate for sustainable, responsible stewardship of the Greater Edwards Aquifer.

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