Center for Water Supply Studies

The Center For Water Supply Studies (CWSS) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) was organized in 1991, by Dr. C. Alan Berkebile, with the support of a special legislative appropriation, to initiate cross-disciplinary research on water resources and other water related issues in the Coastal Bend of South Texas.

The Center focuses on research and education to develop professionals and leaders who can recognize and address water issues. Through active research CWSS provides the information needed to evaluate alternative strategies for local and regional management of surface and subsurface water resources.

CWSS is an integral partner in the Environmental Research Consortium at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi. CWSS collaborates on projects with a variety of universities, community conservation organizations, and local, state, and federal agencies.

CCWS is a non-degree-granting institution which supports undergraduate and graduate students seeking degrees in various disciplines. Faculty and staff associated with the Center serve as advisors and mentors for Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi students.

Our Mission

The Center for Water Supply Studies is dedicated to addressing water supply issues in the South Texas Region by: conducting relevant research, disseminating information via partnerships with local, state and federal agencies, evaluating resource management strategies that impact water quality/quantity in reservoirs, rivers, bays, estuaries, and aquifers, educating citizens to understand water supply issues, and developing synergy between higher education institutions and the Center for Water Supply Studies.

Our Vision

The Center for Water Supply Studies is committed to:

  • Conducting original research on surface water systems and on subsurface aquifer characterization and stratigraphic complexity through quality data collection and modeling
  • Assessing management strategies for maintaining water quality and quantity while balancing conservation and resource needs
  • Compiling, analyzing and disseminating data now being gathered by the Center and other agencies
  • Supporting Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi's research and education goals as well as its commitment to public service