Rio Grande Basin Initiative

2004-05 Deliverables

Principal Investigator(s): District 10 (Ensor/Sanders)

Each of the activities below will include a follow-up to determine adoption and to estimate actual water savings.

  1. Students will increase their knowledge of water conservation practices through their participation in sessions at local agricultural fairs. Pre/post tests will provide data- materials required include paper, copier toner, classroom supplies needed to teach 600 students basic principles of water conservation.
  2. Result demonstration data on water conservation will be published and distributed via web, newsletters, mass media and result demonstrations. Materials required include office supplies, printing and paper.
  3. Programs in home water conservation will be presented to Head Start children and parents on home water conservation practices. Other target groups include 4-H volunteers and members, homeowners, students, civic clubs and organizations.
  4. A display will be developed to use at educational programs, displayed in Courthouses and used to support water conservation efforts. Materials required include cost of producing exhibit posters, samples of water saving devices, handouts, publications, exhibit board, table cover, Rio Grande Initiative logo/signage and TCE logo and signage.
  5. Mass media will be utilized to promote water conservation efforts through local newspapers and radio stations.
  6. Agents will participate in professional development training and conferences to keep abreast of water conservation techniques and effective teaching methods. Materials required include travel funds, registrations fees and conference materials.
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