The High Plains Water District funds a number of research and demonstration projects. We invite district residents and water conservation professionals with innovative ideas to submit requests for proposals (RFPs). These projects should focus on water conservation demonstration, education or research.

Past funding has been awarded to projects relating to the Dockum Aquifer, rainwater harvesting, agricultural water conservation, urban water conservation and groundwater reuse.

How to Apply

HPWD has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for water conservation research, demonstration, and education projects to be considered for funding in Fiscal Year 2017.

Deadline to submit RFPs is Monday, May 1, 2017.

Requests are reviewed by a Research & Demonstration Committee, which makes funding recommendations to the HPWD Board of Directors.

past projects

2016-2017 Research & Demonstration Grants:

  • Bushland Independent School District
  • Tarleton State University
  • Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension -- Amarillo (two grants) 
  • Texas Tech Dept. of Civil, Environmental & Construction Engineering
  • Texas Tech Dept. of Plant & Soil Science
  • West Texas A&M University 

2015-2016 Research & Demonstration Grants: 

2014-2015 Research & Demonstration Grants