This Data Insight, SWIFT Action in Texas: State Water Implementation Fund for Texas, 2015 Awards, analyzes the 2015 funding awards to 21 applicants. On 23 July 2015, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) announced the first round of low interest loans totaling US$1 billion from State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) program.
Sparked by extreme drought conditions over the last four years, state regulators and the 16 water regions have set in place a mix of policy initiatives to mitigate long term water stress and risks to the state economy. Included in their planning is a growing list of water projects that address water supplies, treatment, network upgrades, and transmission pipelines.
This Data Insight highlights the following:
- The 21 awards for more than US$1 billion in low interest loans.
- Funding allocations by water sector (e.g. transmission, water supply, desalination…etc).
- Project-by-project details including project timeline, details (e.g. pipeline length and diameter).
- Analysis of total project funding by construction, engineering, special requirements.