Our Work

Arroyo Colorado Watershed Protection

We coordinate projects directed toward implementing the watershed protection plan and restoring the Arroyo Colorado.

Attoyac Bayou Watershed

We have worked with watershed stakeholders and others to develop a watershed protection plan that includes management recommendations for E. coli sources that are practical to manage and acceptable to stakeholders. 

Big Elm Creek

Big Elm Creek

We are addressing the E. coli impairment within the Big Elm Creek watershed by supplementing an existing dataset with bacteria and flow data for later decision making by stakeholders.

Crescent Bend Nature Park, Cibolo Watershed

Mid & Lower Cibolo Creek Watershed

We are working with the San Antonio River Authority and stakeholders to develop and implement a watershed protection plan.

Copano Bay

Copano Bay Watershed

TWRI is working with local stakeholders and state agencies in the Mission and Aransas rivers watersheds, the two primary freshwater contributors to Copano Bay watershed.

Leon River Watershed Protection Program

We are working with others to restore and maintain water quality of the Leon River to meet state water quality standards.

Matagorda Basin

Matagorda Basin Water Quality

We are working with communities within Matagorda Basin watersheds to address water quality concerns.

Middle Yegua Creek, Davidson Creek & Deer Creek Water Quality

We are collecting water quality data and educating local stakeholders on the water quality concerns in these watersheds.

Navasota River

Navasota River Water Quality Improvement

We are working with watershed stakeholders to address water quality concerns and improve watershed health and function.

Angelina River

Neches River Basin

We are working with communities within Angelina and Neches Basin watersheds to address water quality concerns.

Baffin Bay

Petronila & San Fernando Creeks Watershed Planning

We are working with Texas Sea Grant, Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries Program, Harte Research Institute at Texas A&M Corpus Christi, and the Nueces River Authority, local stakeholders and state agencies in the Petronila and San Fernando creeks watersheds.

Texas Bacterial Source Tracking Program

We are working with Texas A&M University and the University of Texas Health Science Center to expand the Texas E. coli BST library to enable identification of E. coli sources statewide.

Thompsons Creek Watershed

 We are working with stakeholders to address water quality concerns for bacteria in the Thompsons Creek watershed.

Ogallala Aquifer Program

Since 2003, the Ogallala Aquifer Program (OAP) has provided permanent federal funding to a research consortium for numerous research projects on water conservation.

Ogallala Water Coordinated Agriculture Project

The Ogallala Water CAP is a multi-disciplinary collaborative effort, focused on developing and sharing practical, science-supported information relevant to best management practices for optimizing water use across the Ogallala region.

Rio Grande Water

The Diversifying the Water Portfolio for Agriculture in the Rio Grande Basin, a Coordinated Agriculture Project (CAP), seeks to explore various water management strategies by evaluating the use of alternative technologies to identify the most efficient and cost-effective use of water.

Transboundary Water Portal

The Transboundary Water Portal is a data center created by the Texas Water Resources Institute to integrate and share data related to transboundary surface water and groundwater resources between Mexico and the United States.

Healthy Lawns & Healthy Waters

The Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program aims to improve and protect surface water quality by enhancing awareness and knowledge of best management practices for residential landscape.

Texas Riparian & Stream Ecosystem Education Program

These trainings work to facilitate the promotion of healthy watersheds and improve water quality through the delivery of riparian and stream ecosystem education programs with a focus on priority watersheds.

Texas Watershed Planning

We provide training and promote sustainable proactive approaches to managing water quality throughout the state.

Texas Well Owner Network

The Texas Well Owner Network educates private well owners about potential pollutant sources and what steps can be taken to lessen potential impacts from these sources.

Urban Riparian & Stream Restoration Program

This program offers professionals interested in restoration activities training on urban stream functions, impacts of development on urban streams and recognizing healthy versus degraded stream systems.

Water Resources Research Student Scholarships

TWRI is committed to training the next generation of water resources scientists and engineers. We have two water research scholarship programs, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Graduate Research Program and the Mills Scholars Program.