Water

Water is one of Texas’ most critical natural resources, so maintaining the health and sustainability of the Texas water sources and aquifers is vitally important. Our educational resources and regional experts teach Texans about water conservation, management and quality while protecting the state’s rivers, streams, lakes, bays and oceans.

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Rainwater Harvesting

This program educates the public about rainwater harvesting and other water-related issues so that we can have a sustainable water supply for generations to come.

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Publications

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La corrosion es uno de los problemas mas comunes que afectan los suministros de agua domesticos. Esta publicacion describe las causas, los tipos de danos, los efectos sobre la salud y los metodos para resolver los problemas de corrosion por agua. (5 Paginas)

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This publication outlines elements of water quality standards with a focus on understanding and controlling non-point source pollution. (4 pages)

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Grasses waterways are broad shallow channels that reduce erosion and improve water quality by slowing and diverting runoff. This publication explains how to plan, schedule, design and maintain grassed waterways on your landscape. (6 pages)

Programs

We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.
Program

The Texas Watershed Steward program was initiated to provide science-based, watershed education to help citizens identify and take action to address local water quality impairments.

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The goal of the Texas Well Owner Network project is to inform Texans about water quality through protecting their wells and surface waters.

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The Texas Sea Grant College Program is part of a national network that helps connect research conducted at Sea Grant institutions with the public.

Courses

Course

This online course is the first in a series of three developed to introduce homeowners, DIY hobbyists, or future commercial farm operators to the world of aquaponics.

Course

This course aims to help beef cattle producers protect Texas waterways from contamination that is linked with the production of livestock. These contaminations may also pose a health risk to Texas citizens.

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An aerobic septic system, or aerobic treatment unit (ATU), uses oxygen to break down both dissolved and solid constituents into gases, cell mass, and non-degradable material contained in wastewater. This online course will teach you how to properly maintain and operate your ATU. You will have 30 days from the day you register to complete this program. If you do not complete the program within this limit, your registration will expire, and you will need to pay the registration fees again to start over.

Water My Yard

WaterMyYard is a science-based tool that helps take the guesswork out of determining when and exactly how much to water.

All Resources on Water

  • Publication

    La corrosion es uno de los problemas mas comunes que afectan los suministros de agua domesticos. Esta publicacion describe las causas, los tipos de danos, los efectos sobre la salud y los metodos para resolver los problemas de corrosion por agua. (5 Paginas)

  • Course

    This online course is the first in a series of three developed to introduce homeowners, DIY hobbyists, or future commercial farm operators to the world of aquaponics.

  • Publication

    This publication outlines elements of water quality standards with a focus on understanding and controlling non-point source pollution. (4 pages)

  • Publication

    Grasses waterways are broad shallow channels that reduce erosion and improve water quality by slowing and diverting runoff. This publication explains how to plan, schedule, design and maintain grassed waterways on your landscape. (6 pages)

  • Publication

    This publication examines the results of two experiments to demonstrate the significance of water quality when used on a nutrient film technique hydroponic system. (4 pages.)

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