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.
Rebecca Bowling, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist
Dr. Rebecca Bowling, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife, provides programming on the topic of water conservation in the urban landscape for professional audiences. She specializes in appropriate plant selection, soil management to improve infiltration, and water use in residential and commercial landscapes alike.
Her research is focused on improving water-use efficiency and infiltration in urban landscapes through a combination of applied and social science research efforts. Her specific areas of interest include improving infiltration in urban landscapes and incorporating this into an integrated approach for water conservation. She also has an interest in strengthening Extension outreach efforts through social science by evaluating potential barriers to behavioral intervention in urban landscape management.
Daniel Cunningham, Horticulturist and Project Coordinator
Daniel Cunningham, Horticulturist of Texas A&M AgriLife's Water University program, reaches professionals and the public with the most current sustainability information about landscape water use, including design, plant selection, and water-conserving landscape management practices. His primary focus is a holistic approach to landscaping and food production systems. Cunningham specializes in Texas native plants and trees, vegetable gardening, edible landscaping, and rainwater harvesting. He is also passionate about utilizing landscapes as habitat for beneficial wildlife. He focuses on the edible value of common landscape plants and is known in the public arena for leading courses on foraging and engaging in the practice as a source of his own food.
Keep up with Daniel by following his @TXPlantGuy social media pages and by catching his latest articles in the Dallas Morning News. Also watch Daniel's latest segments on NBC Channel 5 and listen in on radio station 95.3 The Range for tips on how to get the most out of your lawn, landscape, or vegetable garden.
Tamaron Hunt, Program Coordinator
Tamaron Hunt is program coordinator of the Dallas Center's Water University public outreach and education program. She is the contact person for scheduling classes, events and speaking engagements for the Water University team. Tamaron has worked in water conservation with the Texas Water Resources Institute at Texas A&M University, College Station, and previously with the Dallas Center's urban water program. Tamaron holds a B. S. in Agricultural Economics with a focus on Natural Resources from Texas A&M University.
Patrick Dickinson, Fellow
Patrick Dickinson, Fellow with Texas A&M AgriLife's Water University program, focuses on landscape water use efficiency and brings 20 years of green industry experience in landscape design and management. Dickinson specializes in plant selection, rainwater harvesting, irrigation design, drip irrigation and new technology. His outreach efforts provide industry professionals and the public with the most current, sustainable information about landscape water use in his disciplines of expertise.
Dickinson holds a B.S. in Horticulture from Tarleton State University, is a Texas Licensed Irrigator and American Rainwater Harvesting Association Rainwater Professional.