Water Conservation

We have a variety of materials, resources and programs related to water conservation. With thanks to our statewide network of professional educators, trained volunteers, research partners and community collaborators, our resources are specifically curated to meet the needs of water across the state.

Related Departments: Soil and Crop SciencesBiological and Agricultural Engineering, Animal ScienceEcology and Conservation BiologyHorticultural SciencesRecreation, Park and Tourism Sciences

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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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Water Conservation

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.
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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 Bennett Land Stewardship program funds conferences about land management in the Edwards Plateau, covering issues such as brush control, water management and estate planning.

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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.

Texas Water Resources Institute

We provide science-based, community-supported solutions for the state’s pressing water quantity and quality challenges through internal expertise and external collaborations.

All Resources on Water Conservation

  • Program

    This program provides expertise and resources related to topics including sportfish management, aquaculture, fish species and production, ponds, aeration, water quality, aquaponics and aquatic vegetation.

    Man holding bucket with catfish in it
  • Program

    The Texas Master Naturalist program works to develop volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources. This year, Texas A&M AgriLife celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Texas Master Naturalist Program and the impact of its vast network of community-based volunteers across the state.

    Texas Master Naturalists members working in a wetland
  • Tools and Apps

    This app invites users to create a profile and receive weekly customized yard/grass water recommendations that tell them how long to run their irrigation systems.

  • Program

    This program provides information around urban ecological issues including stormwater management, green infrastructure, stream restoration, and urban water conservation.

  • Program

    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.

  • Program

    The OWCAP is a multidisciplinary research and outreach project focused to address issues with groundwater declines and long-term agricultural sustainability in the High Plains region.

    water splashing into a pond
  • Tools and Apps

    A spreadsheet program that performs monthly water balance to see if application rate will exceed available soil moisture storage of a site planted in grass.

  • Research Institute or Center

    Texas Water Resources Institute provides science-based, community-supported solutions for the state’s pressing water quantity and quality challenges through internal expertise and external collaborations.

    Students in a boat at the Aquacultural Research

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