Water Quality

We address water quality issues through a statewide network of professional educators, research partners and community collaborators. Through a variety of resources and programs related to water quality, we equip all Texans with the information they need to measure and protect the quality of their water.

Related Departments: Soil and Crop Sciences, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Animal Science, Ecology and Conservation Biology, Horticultural Sciences, Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences

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Ogallala Water Coordinated Agriculture Project 

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.

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Water Quality

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

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

Program

RWQ-REEU program provides students with hands-on learning experiences in water quality, exposure to careers in agricultural research and extension, and a pathway to graduate school.  

Texas Watershed Steward

All watersheds in Texas are threatened by nonpoint sources (NPS) of pollution which are detrimental to the valuable water resources of the state. To help combat this threat, federal and state water resource management agencies have adopted a watershed-scale approach for managing water quality.

All Resources on Water Quality

  • Lab

    The laboratory provides research-based, objective recommendations for agronomic and non-agronomic soil analysis, plant tissue analysis, forage nutritive analysis and non-drinking water analysis.

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  • Lab

    The Soil, Water and Forage Testing Laboratory is part of the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, and The Texas A&M University System.

    Man shoveling soil into bucket
  • Project

    The 4-H Water Conservation & Education project explores the wonder of water and its value to humans, wildlife, and the environment. Resources and activities are designed for youth of all ages, as well as environmental and science educators looking for hands-on experiences and in-depth study on a wide range of water topics.

    students testing water
  • Program

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

  • Program

    RWQ-REEU program provides students with hands-on learning experiences in water quality, exposure to careers in agricultural research and extension, and a pathway to graduate school.  

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