1. Go Local. It’s Easy!
With a vast network of 250 county Extension offices and some 900 professional educators, the expertise provided by AgriLife Extension is available to every resident in every Texas county.
Contact your local county extension office for water education programs in your area or near you.
2. Online Courses
Courses include: Rainwater Harvesting for DIY Homeowners, Landscape Water Budgeting, Texas Watershed Steward Online Training Course, TEEX Online Water & Wastewater Courses, and more.
3. Texas A&M School of Irrigation
The School of Irrigation conducts research and educational programs supporting the Texas irrigation industry. It is administered through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University.
- Website: http://irrigation.tamu.edu
- Online Courses – Agriculture and Landscape Irrigation
- WaterSense Certification
4. Rainwater Harvesting
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is a national leader in Rainwater Harvesting Education.
- Website: http://rainwaterharvesting.tamu.edu
- Upcoming Classes – Dallas Research and Extension Center
- Train-the-Trainer Programs
- Online Course: Rainwater Harvesting for DIY Homeowners
- Online Course: Rainwater Harvesting for Livestock & Wildlife
5. Earth-Kind® – Landscape Water Conservation
6. Texas Watershed Steward
The Texas Watershed Steward (TWS) program was initiated to provide science-based, watershed education to help citizens identify and take action to address local water quality impairments. Texas Watershed Stewards learn about the nature and function of watersheds, potential impairments, and strategies for watershed protection.
7. Lone Star Healthy Streams
The goal of the Lone Star Healthy Streams (LSHS) program is the protection of Texas waterways from bacterial contamination originating from livestock operations and feral hogs that may pose a serious health risk to Texas citizens. To achieve this important goal, the program’s objective is the education of Texas farmers, ranchers, and landowners about proper grazing, feral hog management, and riparian area protection to reduce the levels of bacterial contamination in streams and rivers.
8. Texas Well Owner Network Training
If you are a private well owner and use your well for household use or just want to learn more about Texas’ groundwater resources, water quality, water treatment, proper well location, construction, and maintenance of water wells, please come to our trainings. Private well owners are independently responsible for operating, maintaining and monitoring the quality of their wells. They are responsible for ensuring that their water is safe.
9. Onsite Wastewater Treatment and Reuse
The Onsite Wastewater Treatment and Reuse Program provides information on the technologies available for managing wastewater so people can make informed decisions when selecting, operating, and maintaining their onsite wastewater treatment system. The website below has information about onsite wastewater treatment systems (including conventional septic systems and advanced systems), operation and maintenance requirements, and upcoming programs.
10. Natural Resources Training Program
The Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M’s Spatial Sciences Laboratory and partnering entities are offering intensive, hands-on training courses in the use of water resources models.
The registration fee varies among courses and normally includes training workbooks and supporting materials. Computing facilities are available at the training sites. Participants will receive comprehensive personal training from experts in the development and use of water resources models, technologies, and methodologies.
Participants can often earn Texas A&M University continuing education units (CEUs).
11. Texas AgriLife Extension Conference Services
12. Texas Project for Ag Water Efficiency
13. Water Management in the Texas High Plains
Water Management is a new website dedicated to water conservation and management in the Texas High Plains. It has been established to provide management programs and application tools for irrigation scheduling and water management information.
14. Texas Community Watershed Partners
Texas Community Watershed Partners is part of Texas Sea Grant and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, and is affiliated with the national NEMO organization. TCWP provides education and outreach to local governments and citizens on the impacts of land use on watershed health and water quality.
15. Texas Sea Grant
Texas Sea Grant’s mission is to improve the understanding, wise use and stewardship of Texas coastal and marine resources. To achieve this mission, Texas Sea Grant (TXSG) develops and supports research, education and outreach programs and partnerships and relies on the public for knowledge, advice and guidance.
16. AgriLife Today
View news releases from Texas A&M AgriLife about upcoming events, classes, training sessions, lectures and more.
- By Category: Conservation / Water / Natural Resources -and- Events
- Website: http://today.agrilife.org