Alliance for Water Efficiency

The Alliance for Water Efficiency is a stakeholder-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the efficient and sustainable use of water. Located in Chicago, the Alliance serves as a North American advocate for water-efficient products and programs, and provides information and assistance on water conservation efforts. http://www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org

American Water Resources Association

Founded in 1964, the AWRA is a nonprofit professional association dedicated to the advancement of multidisciplinary water resources education, management and research. This page offers water-related websites recommended by AWRA members. http://www.awra.org/community/recommended 

American Water Works Association

Founded in 1881 and currently serving over 57,000 members, the AWWA is the world’s oldest and largest nonprofit scientific and educational society dedicated to the improvement of water quality and supply. This page offers a broad spectrum of consumer information concerning water quality, safety and standards.

American Water Works Association — Texas Chapter

The Texas chapter of the AWWA is the second-largest section of the organization, with over 3,500 volunteers working to advance the technology, science and policies as water professionals and stewards of the water resources and public water supplies of Texas.

Environmental Protection Agency

Part of the EPA’s mission is to protect our nation’s waters. This page contains a multitude of links to information about all things water-related, from drinking water and wastewater to water pollution.

EPA Learning Center

The EPA has created several children’s games to help them learn all about water conservation and raise their Water IQ.

EPA WaterSense

The EPA’s WaterSense is a partnership program working to protect the future of the U.S. water supply by promoting water efficiency and enhancing the market for water-efficient practices, products and programs. http://www.epa.gov/watersense

Independent Pool and Spa Service Association, Inc.

The IPSSA works for continuing improvement of the pool and spa industry. http://www.ipssa.com

Irrigation Association

The Irrigation Association is the leading membership organization for irrigation companies and professionals. Together with their members, they are committed to promoting efficient irrigation and to long-term sustainability of water resources for future generations.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s native plant information network

Plant water-wise plants native to North Texas. For ideas, check the lists of recommended native plants from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s native plant information network.

National Association of Clean Water Agencies

NACWA represents the interests of the nation’s wastewater treatment agencies, which serve most of the sewered U.S. population and collectively treat and reclaim over 18 billion gallons of wastewater daily. NACWA plays a key role in the development of environmental legislation, and works closely with federal regulatory agencies in the implementation of environmental programs.

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids has several excellent ways to raise your Water IQ - from conservation tips to learning about the water cycle.

National Water Resources Association

The NWRA is a nonprofit federation of state organizations concerned with the appropriate management, conservation and use of water and land resources nationally. NWRA works to balance the needs of people and the environment.

Native Plant Society of Texas — North Central Chapter

Plant water-wise plants native to North Texas. For ideas, check the lists of recommended native plants from the Native Plant Society of Texas — North Central Chapter.

PBS Learning Media

PBS Learning Media has two great video resources highlighting both the watercycle and watersheds.

Sprinkler Manufacturers

Check your manufacturer’s website to see how to program your irrigation controller. For quick reference, please refer to some listed below.

Texas A&M AgriLife

Texas A&M AgriLife offers practical, how-to education based on university research, available to any resident of Texas.


Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

This page features information about how you can conserve  and what TCEQ is doing  to help businesses and government curb their water use.

Texas Nursery & Landscape Association

TNLA members are growers, landscape contractors, retails nurseries, and supplier Green Industry businesses working to advance the interests of the nursery/landscape industry in Texas.

Texas SmartScape

Texas SmartScape works to educate North Central Texans on the many benefits of using native or adapted landscaping — with the ultimate goal of conserving local water supplies and improving stormwater runoff quality.

Texas Water Development Board

This website is all about drought — what it is, how it is measured, and how to lessen its effects. This page also features a thorough collection of state and national drought-related links. 


Texas Water Conservation Association

The TWCA is the leading statewide organization dedicated to conserving, developing, protecting, and using Texas’ water resources for all beneficial purposes.

Texas Water Foundation

The TWF is a nonprofit organization working to heighten awareness among all Texans regarding the vital role water plays in our daily lives.

Texas Water Resources Institute

The TWRI provides leadership to stimulate priority research and educational programs in water resources within the Texas A&M University System and throughout the state.

Water Environment Federation

Founded in 1928, the WEF is a not-for-profit technical and educational organization working to preserve and enhance the global water environment. 


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