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.
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