Online Courses

View water-related online courses by category below.

Homeowners

1.  Rainwater Harvesting for DIY Homeowners
This course is designed for do-it-yourself homeowners to design and install a rainwater harvesting system appropriate to their individual needs.

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2.  Master Gardener Online Training
This program is designed to provide information on a variety of environmentally friendly (Earth-Kind®) practices for use in the home landscape and garden.

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Irrigation

1. Landscape Water Budgeting
In this self-directed online course students will learn how to perform water budgeting calculations for both small and large irrigation systems. While the course includes instruction on catch test type auditing, the emphasis on other less time intensive methods that can be applied to multiple sites. Students are also introduced to GIS-based tools for water balance applications.

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2.  Center Pivots:  Selection, Operation and Maintenance
The center pivot is the agricultural irrigation system of choice because of its low labor and maintenance requirements, convenience, flexibility, performance and easy operation. Take this Center Pivots self-paced course to learn more.  This online course is based on the publication “Center Pivot Irrigation” (B-6096), widely used by irrigators and dealers to select and manage pivots.

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3.  Electrical Troubleshooting for Irrigation Systems
This online course includes topics like how to safely wire irrigation electrical systems, how electricity and circuits work, how to select the proper materials for wiring your system, and how to protect yourself.

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Agriculture, Environmental & Wildlife

1.  Climate Science
After completing this course you should have a better understanding of climate terminology and be better prepared to process and interpret information discussed in literature and in the media.

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2. Texas Watershed Steward Online Training Course
Watersheds, water quality, and watershed management

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3. Rainwater Harvesting for Livestock & Wildlife
Self-directed course for small acreage landowners. How to collect rainwater for livestock and wildlife on many scales.

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4.  Lone Star Healthy Streams
Water quality, best practices to minimize bacterial contamination originating from livestock operations and from feral hogs.

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5.  Environmental Quality Management of Animal Feeding Operations
Participants will learn the various animal waste handling, storage, treatment and utilization processes and systems, best management practices and available technologies to reduce air and water pollution from animal feeding operations.  For dairy operators in Bosque, Comanche, Erath, Hamilton, Hopkins, Johnson, Rains and Wood counties.

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6. Soil and Site Evaluation (TCEQ Licensing Requirements, 8 CEUs)
For OSSF designated representatives, site evaluators, and installers requiring CEU hours to satisfy TCEQ licensing requirements.  Intro to soil and site evaluation for on-site septic systems. 8 CEUs

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7.  Soil, Water, and Forage Testing for Texas
The webinar will discuss a variety of topics related to soil characteristics and fertilizer recommendations forage nutritive value and toxicity concerns, and water quality as related to agricultural operations.

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8.  Treasuring the Trinity, Challenges and Opportunities
The history of the Trinity River is one of severe pollution which caused the river to be labeled “septic” back in the 1960’s. Though many advances in wastewater technology and pollution control have significantly improved water quality in the river, problems still exist. To address these issues, Trinity Waters, a landowner organization, is partnering with several agencies and corporations to promote the benefits of rural land stewardship for improving the quality and quantity of water that ultimately ends up in urban faucets. An overview of watershed protection strategies will be discussed to inform participants of how these strategies can guide these efforts.

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9.  Turning Your Land Into a Sponge
Cattle production is the largest agricultural activity in Texas and in the Trinity River basin. Drought is a major challenge that faces ranchers and one that is too often unprepared for. Managing the vegetation on the land and setting an appropriate cattle stocking rate are the best ways to protect the productivity and sustainability of your ranch. Leaving sufficient amount of standing vegetation and litter on the land increases rainfall infiltration, which reduces runoff and erosion, allowing the land to store water that can be used later in the growing season or the next year.

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10.  Meeting the Water Needs for Texans and Wildlife
Wildlife management is becoming more popular as the main land management activity or incorporated into traditional agricultural operations. Managing for wildlife has multiple benefits, including more economic opportunities for landowners, greater land productivity and sustainability, and clean water.

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TEEX Online Water & Wastewater Courses

Courses include:  Hazardous Material Awareness, Confined Space Awareness, Excavation Safety Awareness for Utilities, Work Zone Safety for Utilities, Lockout/Tagout for Utilities.

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