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Edwards Aquifer Research & Data Center



Dr. Schwartz
EARDC DirectorDr. Benjamin F. Schwartz

 Welcome to the Edwards Aquifer Research & Data Center (EARDC).  We are a NELAC certified lab and research center found within the College of Science & Engineering. EARDC was established in 1979 with special funding for Texas State University to provide a public service in the study, understanding and use of the very fragile natural resource, the Edwards Aquifer. 

EARDC takes an active role in water education issues and works daily with public schools as well as institutions of higher education.  The Edwards Aquifer Research and Data Center has been providing water analysis services since 1979. Samples are analyzed from wells, springs, rivers, municipalities, and wastewater treatment facilities for a variety of chemical and biological constituents.

The Edwards Aquifer Research & Data Center is organized around four different areas; Data Center, Technical Center, Education Center and Research Center.                                      

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Get Ready for an all new Aquatic Science Adventure Camp Experience!!

Click here to discover the all new Aquatic Science Adventure Camp program.

For over 25 years, the Aquatic Science Adventure Camps at Texas State University have been the premiere summer science camp in Central Texas.  Starting in 2015, we have new activities, new venues and new adventures!  We invite you to come experience the amazing world of water with us this summer!

Register Today!!!   (click here)                               Contact us at 512-245-2329 for information.

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NELAC Accredited Lab Services


EARDC Laboratory offers different types of water quality analysis and services.  (Click Here


Ed Cape Water Resources Seminar Series

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The Role of the Texas Water Development Board and

Drought in Shaping Texas Water Law


Carlos Rubinstein

Chairman of Texas Water Development Board

Austin, Texas


Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 11:00am Light Refreshments

Seminar at 12:00pm

Performing Arts Center Recital Hall*

Texas State University


Sponsored by the Thornton Family and the Aquatic Resources Program of Texas State University


*Parking provided at Edward Gary Street Parking Garage adjacent to Performing Arts Center


Download Flyer:

pdf icon2015 Ed Cape Seminar(PDF, 150.7 KB)

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 Dr. Katherine Hayhoe
Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas Tech University

               Click here for presentation.