Texas Alliance for Water Conservation
"An Integrated Approach to Water Conservation in the Texas Southern High Plains"
Texas Tech University was awarded a grant in 2004 for project titled, "An Integrated Approach to Water Conservation in the Texas Southern High Plains". Initially an eight-year project, this long-term demonstration initiative received additional appropriations from the legislature in 2013 to extend the project. TWDB awarded the additional grant funds in fiscal years 2014 and 2015, to extend the initiative through the 2019 irrigation season. The Texas Alliance for Water Conservation's (TAWC) mission is to conserve water for future generations by collaborating to identify those agricultural production practices and technologies that, when integrated across farms and landscapes, will reduce the depletion of groundwater while maintaining or improving agricultural production and economic opportunities.
The project includes approximately 15 square miles of cropland east of Plainview and within the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No. 1. The project includes demonstrations of cropping systems ranging from monoculture to fully integrated crop/livestock/forage systems including dryland cropping, irrigation technologies such as subsurface drip irrigation and precision center pivot systems, improved crop varieties, benefits of irrigation scheduling, and other practices aimed at meeting local water conservation goals and management strategies.
Texas Alliance for Water Conservation (TAWC) Annual Reports
- Annual Report 2016
- Annual Report 2015
- Annual Report 2014
- Annual Report 2013
- Annual Report 2012
- Annual Report 2011
- Annual Report 2010
- Annual Report 2009
- Annual Report 2008
- Annual Report 2007
- Annual Report 2006
- Annual Report 2005
- TAWC Phase 1 Final Report Summary 2005-2013
- TAWC Project Summary 2005-2012
Other TAWC Links
- Water College: Texas Alliance for Water Conservation
Water College is a great opportunity to learn the latest innovative technologies and techniques to producing an economically viable crop while using a conservative amount of irrigation water. CEU credit is given.
- Solutions: Texas Alliance for Water Conservation
Provides a simple web-based management decision tool and an ET (evapotranspiration) tool that can aid in improved management decisions in the application of irrigation water.
- YouTube Channel: Texas Alliance for Water Conservation
For more information on this project, visit the Texas Alliance for Water Conservation, or contact TWDB agricultural conservation.