Fieldwork is fun but taking water training online means TWRI’s educational reach has expanded. Online formats also offer the opportunity for greater accessibility.
Because watersheds are determined by the landscape and not political borders, watersheds often cross municipal, county and state boundaries. By using a watershed perspective, all potential sources of pollution entering a waterway can be better identified and evaluated. Just as important, all stakeholders in the watershed can be involved in the process.
Watershed stakeholders are those who live, work or engage in recreation in the watershed. They have a direct interest in the quality of the watershed and will be affected by planned efforts to address water quality issues. Individuals, groups and organizations within a watershed can become involved as stakeholders in initiatives to protect and improve local water quality.
Stakeholder involvement is critical for selecting, designing and implementing management measures to successfully improve water quality.
To support the need for stakeholder involvement, the Texas Watershed Steward program was developed 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.
For more information or upcoming workshops, visit tws.tamu.edu
Dr. Lucas Gregory currently serves as an assistant director and quality assurance officer for TWRI.
TR-503 Texas Watershed Planning Training Project Final Report 2017
K. Wagner, N. Dictson, C. Entwistle
TWRI offers watershed monitoring, planning to stakeholders
The Texas Water Resources Institute has published the newsletter, Natural Resources Training Courses Update, with a list of scheduled trainings for 2020.
Almost every watershed coordinator in the state has now attended and benefited from the Texas Watershed Planning Program of the Texas Water Resources Institute.
The Texas Water Resources Institute is offering two Watershed Planning Program trainings for watershed coordinators and other water professionals involved in watershed-based planning in Texas.
The Texas Water Resources Institute will host a Texas watershed coordinator roundtable Jan. 31 in Waco for water and natural resource professionals.
The Texas Water Resources Institute will host an Implementing Watershed Plans Training Dec. 17 in College Station for watershed coordinators and water and natural resource professionals.
The Texas Water Resources Institute will host an Agricultural Best Management Practices for Watershed Planning Training Oct 10. in Reisel for watershed coordinators and water professionals.
The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) is holding two trainings in College Station in July for water resources professionals as part of its Texas Watershed Planning Program.
The Texas Watershed Planning Program of the Texas Water Resources Institute(TWRI) will hold a social media workshop for natural resources professionals April 13-14 at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, 12100 Park 35 Circle in Austin.
The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) Texas Watershed Planning Program is hosting a two-course series on watershed stakeholder engagement for water and natural resources professionals June 13-14 in Dallas.