Texas Alliance for Water Conservation

"An Integrated Approach to Water Conservation in the Texas Southern High Plains"

Now known as the Texas Alliance for Water Conservation (TAWC), the Southern High Plains project is designed to identify, demonstrate and quantify the water saving agricultural production practices and technologies that reduce the depletion of groundwater from the Ogallala aquifer while maintaining agricultural production and economic opportunities. The knowledge gained from this project is demonstrated to producers throughout the High Plains and can be extended to other agricultural regions and to the general public. Texas Tech University is the primary grant recipient and is partnering with Texas AgriLife Extension, the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District, industry representatives, and agricultural producers in Floyd and Hale counties.

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.

TAWC wins 2012 Blue Legacy Award in Agriculture for successfully promoting and incorporating water conservation practices

TAWC wins the Texas Environmental Excellence Award

Texas Alliance for Water Conservation (TAWC) Annual Reports

Other TAWC Links

For more information on this project, visit the Texas Alliance for Water Conservation, or contact TWDB agricultural conservation.