See ways Austin Water is reaching out to our citizens.

School Assembly Program

Dowser Dan

Teaches school age kids where our water comes from and ways to conserve water. Since it premiered in 1991, The Dowser Dan School Assembly Program has taught the important message of water conservation to students throughout the City of Austin’s water service area. Each school year, from September through June, “The Dowser Dan Show” tours to over 155 public and private elementary schools in six school districts, including Austin ISD.

*Last year, 22,000 area elementary students participated in the assembly program.

Speakers Bureau

Austin Water's Speakers Bureau consists of conservation staff members who speak on topics such as water conservation, irrigation, leak detection, and water waste. Speakers are available seven days a week for day and evening presentations to speak to a variety of audiences:

  • Neighborhood and homeowners associations
  • Environmental groups
  • Civic and non-profit groups
  • Universities and schools
  • Government and business groups
  • Austin Water also participates in festivals, school events and informational fairs by providing staff and materials to promote water conservation.

To request a speaker, e-mail or call 512-974-2461.


Center for Environmental Research - Lunch Time Lectures

Austin Water's Center for Environmental Research offers a monthly lecture series covering topics that include different aspects of Austin’s ecology. Classes are free and open to the general public.  In person classes are currently suspended due to COVID-19.