In our November 2019 Conservation Matters, our program spotlight focused on the Texas A&M AgriLife Center at Dallas, or Dallas Center.
The Dallas Center, known for its urban water conservation work, was recently renovated and serves as a demonstration of green infrastructure and native plants for sustainability in urban development. Two 30,000-gallon display cisterns and one underground 40,000-gallon cistern bring the center’s rainwater harvesting and irrigation capacity to 100,000 gallons.
Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) has been tasked with leading the development of future water resources programs and activities in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, with the Texas A&M AgriLife Center at Dallas serving as the coordination hub for the region.
“By coordinating with the Dallas-Fort Worth regional entities, we are developing an inventory of ongoing water resources program activities and will use this information to plan future water resource research and extension programs across the region,” said Dr. John Tracy, TWRI director.
“We look forward to further building our water partnerships across the region and helping to address the water challenges faced by this rapidly growing area,” he said.
The Dallas Center will serve as the water resource information and activity hub that regional partners and stakeholders can turn to when in need of information and education. Partners in the Dallas-Fort Worth coordination hub include Tarleton State University, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Texas A&M-Commerce, Texas A&M AgriLife Center at Stephenville, Texas A&M University School of Law and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station regional divisions.
To read more about the Dallas Center, see these articles:
- TWRI to develop future water resources programs in DFW region
- Meet a scientist: Genhua Niu
- Meet a scientist: Fouad Jaber
- txH2O highlight: Home sweet home
- Dallas horticulturist: Save money, time, water with irrigation repairs
- Dallas Texas A&M AgriLife center brings WaterSense to metroplex
- Texas A&M AgriLife Dallas center wins 2014 WaterSense Excellence Award