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

Publication

This publication explains what happens to rainwater in a watershed and discusses practices that can help prevent excess runoff, avoid erosion, increase forage or plant production, and protect water quality.

Publication

This manual is intended for use as an instructional guide accompanying a short course discussing wastewater loading to onsite wastewater treatment systems.

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This palm-sized flip deck features photographs and line drawings of 61 aquatic plants commonly found in Texas.

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.

Program

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

Program

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

An aerobic septic system, or aerobic treatment unit (ATU), uses oxygen to breakdown 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.

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.

Course

Welcome to the Texas Watershed Steward online course! Here you will learn about watersheds, water quality, and watershed management and gain access to all of the information supplied in the face-to-face workshops we hold around the state.

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

  • Course

    An aerobic septic system, or aerobic treatment unit (ATU), uses oxygen to breakdown 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.

  • 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.

  • Publication

    This manual is intended for use as an instructional guide accompanying a short course discussing wastewater loading to onsite wastewater treatment systems.

  • Publication

    This publication explains what happens to rainwater in a watershed and discusses practices that can help prevent excess runoff, avoid erosion, increase forage or plant production, and protect water quality.

  • Publication

    This palm-sized flip deck features photographs and line drawings of 61 aquatic plants commonly found in Texas.

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