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Texas Water Resources Institute
The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) serves as the focal point, clearinghouse, partner and facilitator for priority water research and educational outreach programs throughout Texas and beyond. The institute is part of Texas AgriLife Research, the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University. As the designated water resources research institute for the State of Texas, TWRI is 1 of 54 National Institutes for Water Resources.
Water Resources Research & Education
Working with water-related faculty and associates, TWRI successfully obtains grants from state and federal governmental agencies and others to address priority water resources issues. The institute currently manages 93 active projects with more than $20 million in funding. Over the last 8 years, the institute has brought in more than $53 million for water resources research and education projects. During the same time, TWRI has helped acquire more than $7 million for additional facilitated projects.
Collaborations & Partnerships
TWRI thrives on collaborations and partnerships. In addition to Texas A&M University, the institute maintains joint projects with 17 Texas universities and 3 out-of-state universities, involving some 250 faculty and staff. TWRI also partners with more than 40 federal, state and local governmental organizations; and numerous others, including engineering firms, commodity groups and environmental organizations.
Through these partnerships, TWRI links academic expertise with agencies and stakeholders to provide research-derived, science-based information to help answer diverse water questions. The institute produces high-quality communications materials to convey this critical information to the interested public.
TWRI's Water Resources Training Program markets and administers short courses on water-related geographic information systems, remote sensing technology and computer simulation models. The training courses provide water resources professionals with intensive hands-on instruction on the latest technologies and products of university research.