Water quality in Texas begins in its watersheds, and the Texas Water Resource Institute (TWRI) has benefited communities around the state by training regional watershed coordinators and other professionals through its Texas Watershed Planning Program.
“Our Texas Watershed Planning Short Course provides needed training and sustainable proactive approaches to managing water quality throughout the state to watershed coordinators and other water resources professionals,” said Dr. Lucas Gregory, senior research scientist and quality assurance officer for TWRI.
This is the only watershed planning short course in the state, Gregory said, and so far more than 300 water professionals, including almost every watershed coordinator in Texas, have attended one of the 10 courses offered over the past decade.
He said the program’s goal has been to ensure watershed protection efforts are adequately implemented and to improve water quality restoration efforts statewide.
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