The Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership, administered by the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI), a unit of Texas A&M AgriLife, in cooperation with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB), is an innovative gathering of federal, state, and private organizations who meet to improve watershed health, integrate watershed management, and make better use of watershed project funding. The partnership focuses on the interrelated issues of water quantity (supply), water excess (flooding and drainage), habitat, and water quality, particularly runoff pollution concerns.
In 2012, the Partnership and TWRI won the Texas Environmental Excellence Awards—a TCEQ program. Watch the video.
"Reduce the additions of pollutants to the Arroyo Colorado to the maximum extent possible in order to meet state water quality standards and improve the natural terrestrial, riparian, and aquatic habitat associated with the Arroyo Colorado Watershed."
"An ecologically sound Arroyo Colorado and Lower Laguna Madre that is understood and valued by all residents of the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV)."