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What We Do

The Texas Water Resources Institute works within Texas A&M University and collaborates with other universities, departments, research and extension centers and various organizations to offer holistic and effective approaches to addressing the critical water resources issues of our time. See our  three programs below or read more about the institute.

Restoring & Protecting

Our Water Quality Improvement Program works to restore many of the more than 400 impaired water bodies in Texas, while also proactively protecting unimpaired watersheds. Learn More.

Sustaining & Enhancing

Our Water Sustainability Program centers on securing adequate municipal, industrial and agricultural water supplies to meet the increased demand from Texas’ growing population. Learn more.

Engaging & Educating

Our Water Resources Outreach and Training Program targets both interested citizens and water professionals because understanding water issues today is critical. Learn more.


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    Communications The Communications Team of the Texas Water Resources Institute and Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute can provide writing, editing and graphic design services.
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    Texas Bacterial Source Tracking For more than a decade, the Texas BST Library has successfully identified sources of E. coli in dozens of watersheds across Texas.
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    Watershed Monitoring The Texas Water Resources Institute has the expertise and experience required to conduct effective watershed monitoring.
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    Watershed Planning The Texas Water Resources Institute has the experience, expertise, organizational skills and knowledge to guide stakeholders in developing science-based, stakeholder-supported watershed plans.

Finished Projects

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