Category: Education

Texas AgriLife Extension Launches Water Education Network Online (Posted By Gary Cutrer)

COLLEGE STATION — A Water Education Network to help people in Texas learn the  best ways to manage the precious resource has been launched by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The site, http://water.tamu.edu,  provides a “front door” for all of AgriLife Extension’s information on water conservation, water management, irrigation and water quality, which makes […]

Tuesday April 2nd, 2013 in Education | No Comments »

Texas Groundwater Summit Set for Aug. 28-30 (Posted By Gary Cutrer)

The Texas Groundwater Summit has released the agenda for their conference which will be held in Austin Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 28-30.  The full agenda is here (PDF format). The confab of groundwater conservation district representatives will explore topics and form discussion panels. From the agenda: Join us for a refresher course on groundwater and […]

Wednesday June 27th, 2012 in Education, Events, Water Districts | No Comments »

Water Events in March (Posted By Gary Cutrer)

Following are water events, meetings, seminars, etc., scheduled for March 2012 according to the Texas Water Development Board:   Texas Water Conservation Association 68th Annual Convention March 7-9 Sheraton Dallas Hotel Dallas, TX   Hearing on Appeal of Groundwater Management Area 12 Desired Future Conditions March 7, 10:00 a.m. Milano Civic Center Milano, TX   […]

Monday March 5th, 2012 in Education, Water News | No Comments »

“Every Drop Counts!” (Posted By Mike Mecke)

Wanting a little more info on Texas Water?  Check out the Texas Parks and Wildlife‘s 10th annual water issue. The issue’s articles deal with a variety of Texas water challenges. Here are some highlights: The issue opens with a look at the last ten years of Texas water. Concern about the state’s water supply unifies […]

TWDB Offering Free Conservation Workshop (Posted By Gary Cutrer)

More Than a Drop Workshop, Feb. 23 The Texas Water Development Board, in partnership with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Brazos River Authority, is hosting a free water conservation workshop.  The workshop will give an overview of reporting requirements for water conservation, developing a water conservation plan and completing various reporting requirements.  […]

Wednesday February 9th, 2011 in Education, Events | No Comments »

Toyota Funding 4-H Film on Water Conservation (Posted By Gary Cutrer)

SAN ANTONIO ­ The 4-H2O for the Alamo program in Bexar County is onee of the educational initiatives featured in a new film about water conservation in Texas being produced by National 4-H Council and funded by Toyota, according to project coordinators. “The film will showcase what 4-H members throughout the state are doing to […]

Wednesday February 9th, 2011 in Education | No Comments »

Who owns the groundwater beneath your land? (Posted By Gary Cutrer)

Landowner groups host groundwater ownership forum in Lubbock PRESS RELEASE FROM Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association AUSTIN, TEXAS – Texas landowner groups have joined forces in an effort to ensure that groundwater continues to be recognized as a vested, real private property right. The groups will host an educational forum Oct. 28, at the […]

Friday October 15th, 2010 in Education, Water Law | No Comments »

Earth’s Water (Posted By Gary Cutrer)

Been a while since I thought about Earth’s water cycle — seem’s like it was about the fifth grade. Lately, though, I’ve been thinking about water as part of our atmosphere. Did you know that water vapor in the atmosphere is considered a “greenhouse gas?” The U.S. Geological Survey water website has a good educational […]

Wednesday December 9th, 2009 in Education, Science | No Comments »

Texas Water Law for Lawyers (Posted By Gary Cutrer)

The University of Texas law school is conducting a two-day refresher on Texas water law in Austin. With the course description, I would guess this one would be geared more to lawyers and legislators than to the general public/concerned citizen. But, if you’ve got your lawyer’eze language greased up, you might want to fork out […]

Monday November 2nd, 2009 in Education, Water Law | No Comments »

Texas Watershed Steward Workshop Planned for Seguin, Nov. 10 (Posted By Gary Cutrer)

The Texas Watershed Steward (TWS) program, in the words of the official AgrilLife Extension website for the program is a series of statewide one-day educational programs designed to improve the quality of Texas’ water resources by educating and informing local stakeholders about their watershed, potential impairments, and steps that can be taken to help improve […]

Friday October 30th, 2009 in Education, Water Districts | No Comments »