Read our 2020 Annual Report, or view the electronic version, to learn about some of our recent project highlights and how we are making every drop count in Texas and beyond.
Who We Are
The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) has helped solve Texas’ water issues through research, education and outreach for 68 years.
Established in 1952, TWRI became the state’s official water resources institute in 1964. Today, we are one of 54 institutes within the National Institutes for Water Resources, supported by the U.S. Geological Survey. We are a unit of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M.
We provide science-based, community-supported solutions for the state’s pressing water quantity and quality challenges through internal expertise and external collaborations.
Engaging with local stakeholders and the water resources community in Texas, we provide:
- project development and management
- stakeholder engagement
- watershed and aquifer assessment and planning
- bacterial source tracking
- water conservation research
- geospatial analysis
- professional training
- public outreach
We connect research teams and communities to multidisciplinary expertise by serving as a gateway to a national network of water institutes, the Texas A&M University System and other universities and water resources organizations.
We collaborate with all Texas A&M System units engaged in water resources research and outreach, maintaining strong collaborations with the Texas A&M College of Engineering, the Water Management and Hydrological Science Program in the College of Geosciences, the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy in the Bush School of Government and Public Service and the Texas A&M Law School in Fort Worth. Learn more about the institute.
What We Do
Restoring & Protecting
Our Water Quality Improvement Program works with stakeholders to use sound science and public participation to not only restore impaired water bodies but also proactively protect unimpaired watersheds across Texas, while also protecting human health. Learn more about this program.
Sustaining & Enhancing
Our Water Sustainability Program centers on increasing the value and the smarter use of municipal, industrial and agricultural water supplies to meet the increasing demand from Texas’ growing population. Learn more about this program.
Engaging & Educating
Our Water Resources Outreach and Training Program serves interested citizens, students and water professionals to enhance their understanding of critical water issues and management practices. Learn more about this program.