The Water University Team at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas is comprised of Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service personnel. The team of water resource professionals conducts research and outreach programming on water quality, water use efficiency and watershed planning. Water University has built strong working relationships and partnerships with local governments, state and federal agencies, corporations and other entities to develop programs addressing water quantity and quality issues. Water University has become a regional and state wide resource for many agencies and municipalities looking for innovative ways to conserve and protect water resources.
Clint Wolfe, Program Manager
Wolfe is the Program Manager for Water University. Clint facilitates a team of water resources professional to assist with research and outreach programming in the areas of water quality, water use efficiency and watershed planning. He is charged to work with local governments, state and federal agencies and other entities to develop programs dealing with water quantity and quality issues. Wolfe specializes in program development, stakeholder facilitation, communications and marketing.
Wolfe and his team have built strong working relationships and partnerships with local municipalities, state and federal agencies, corporations and other entities to develop programs addressing water quantity issues in the urban environment. The team under Clint’s leadership has become a regional and statewide resource for many agencies and municipalities looking for innovative ways to conserve and protect water resources.
Wolfe has a B.S. in Animal Science and a M.S. in Agricultural Economics with a focus on Water and Natural Resources both from Texas A&M University.
Dotty Woodson, Program Specialist
Dotty Woodson is a water resource program specialist in landscape water conservation with Water University. She works with county Extension agents, water utilities and districts, elected officials, nurserymen, landscapers, irrigation and rainwater harvesting professionals, Master Gardeners, Master Naturalist and homeowners. Woodson provides education and demonstrations about landscape water conservation, rainwater harvesting, rain gardens, irrigation efficiency and drip irrigation. She is a member of the Water Efficiency Network of North Texas, North Central Texas Stormwater Education Task Force, Texas Water Development Board’s Conservation Committee, Fort Worth Water Department's Conservation Committee, Texas Section American Water Works Association, and the Texas and American Rainwater Catchment System Associations. Dotty received a BS and MS in Horticulture from Tarleton State University and a Ed. D. from Texas A&M University and Texas Tech University. She is a Nursery and Landscape Professional, Licensed Irrigator and Certified Irrigation Auditor, Certified Rainwater Harvesting Professional, and Rainwater System Inspector, Pesticide Applicator, and Master Composter. Look for Dotty Sunday Mornings on NBC Channel 5 at 6:00 for her weekly segment on water conservation and landscaping.
Patrick Dickinson, Horticulturalist and Project Coordinator
Patrick Dickinson is a Horticulturalist with Water University. His programs focus on landscape water use efficiency. He specializes in landscape design, plant selection, rainwater harvesting and irrigation design, drip irrigation and new technologies
Dickinson addresses professionals and the public to provide the most sustainable information about landscape water use from design and plant selection to water conserving landscape management practices.
Patrick received a B.S. in Horticulture from Tarleton State University, is a ISA Certified Arborist, Texas Licensed Irrigator and American Rainwater Harvesting Association Rainwater Professional.
Daniel Cunningham, Horticulturalist and Project Coordinator
Daniel Cunningham is a Horticulturalist with Water University. His programs focus on sustainable landscaping and food production systems. Daniel specializes in Texas native plants and trees, vegetable gardening, edible landscaping and rainwater harvesting. He forages for his own food and provides information for wildlife gardening.
Daniel addresses professionals and the public to provide the most sustainable information about landscape water use from design and plant selection to water conserving landscape management practices.
Daniel received a B.S. in Environmental Horticulture with a minor in Natural Resource Management from Texas Tech University. While at Tech, he discovered a passion for water conserving landscapes while conducting breeding and trial research with native plant material. While working towards an M.S. in horticulture, also at Texas Tech, his research focused on community development and implementation of integrated sustainable food production systems in arid areas.
Karen Sanders, Rainwater Harvesting Specialist and Project Coordinator
Karen Sanders is a Water Resource professional with Water University. Karen specializes in youth education programs, rainwater harvesting, irrigation conversion and DIY programs as well as in home water efficiency utilizing WaterSense.
Karen’s background is in working with Municipal government and Public works and has extensive knowledge on public drinking water operations. Karen is a American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association Rainwater Professional and a Texas Licensed Irrigator.