The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) has helped solve Texas’ water issues through research, education and outreach for more than 70 years.
Established in 1952, TWRI became the state’s official water resources institute in 1964. Today, we are one of 54 institutes within the National Institutes for Water Resources, supported by the U.S. Geological Survey. We are a unit of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M.
TWRI is committed to training the next generation of water resources scientists and engineers. We administer two student water research scholarship programs:
We also seek to build partnerships with Texas A&M faculty through our Faculty Fellows Program, which provides $15,000 in funding for selected fellows to conduct water resources-related research.
Additionally, TWRI leads the the Water Program of Excellence, a multidisciplinary water research program funded by the Water Exceptional Item, which was funded by state appropriations from U.S. Congress.