Kevin Wagner Updated:08/2020

Dr. Kevin Wagner currently serves as associate director of the Texas Water Resources Institute and adjunct professor in Texas A&M University’s Department of Soil and Crop Sciences. He provides leadership and administration for institute water programs; works with stakeholders in identifying priorities for water resources programs; and develops inter-disciplinary teams for addressing these high priority issues. Wagner has 20 years of experience in watershed assessment and planning and led the development and delivery of the Texas Watershed Short Course

Water Resources Program Areas:     

  • Agricultural and Landscape Irrigation
  • Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Crop and Landscape Water Use
  • Drinking Water and Public Health
  • Economics and Policy Aspects of Water Resources
  • Groundwater and Surface Water Supplies
  • Water Management for Range and Forest Lands
  • Water Quality and Watershed Protection
  • Water Security
  • Water/Energy nexus
  • Wetlands and Coastal Studies


  • Research to
    • (1) determine the environmental and agricultural response of watersheds to land management activities, particularly the effects of agricultural management (grazing, fertilization, etc.) on the quality and quantity of water flowing from agricultural watersheds and
    • (2) develop and evaluate management systems designed to sustain agricultural productivity, enhance profitability, and protect soil and water resources.
  • Training of water professionals, undergraduate students, and graduate students on watershed planning, watershed assessment, and water policy.
  • Urban, coastal, agricultural watershed-based management, including assessment, planning, implementing and stakeholder engagement to address water quality impairments and water and other natural resource issues; also livestock;
  • Best management practices for bacteria, nutrients, pesticides and sediment;
  • Rangeland management;
  • Regulatory agencies;
  • Surface water standards;
  • Water conservation & quality;
  • Water law, economics & policy, including drinking water standards, water quality standards, regulatory agencies;
  • Water quality associated with poultry;
  • Water quality testing.

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Water Resource Specialist
Texas Water Resources Institute
578 John Kimbrough Blvd.
2260 TAMU
College Station, TX  77843-2260
Phone: 979-845-1851
Fax: 979-845-0662

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