Agricultural Water Conservation

Irrigation in Texas is currently the state’s largest water use sector, utilizing about 9 million acre-feet annually. The mission of the Agricultural Water Conservation Department is to estimate annual irrigation water use and promote the voluntary adoption of agricultural water conservation best management practices in cooperation with local stakeholders, federal and state agencies, and research institutions.


  • Developing Annual Irrigation Water Use Estimates
  • Providing Education, Outreach & Technical Assistance
  • Administering Ag Grants
  • Assisting with Ag Loans
  • Funding Demonstration Initiatives

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