July

TWDB approves $3.9 billion in SWIFT inaugural financial assistance

The Texas Water Development Board approved approximately $3.9 billion in financial assistance from the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas on July 23. The inaugural round of SWIFT financing will be distributed to 21 applicants for approximately $1 billion in projects in the first year and approximately $3.9 billion total over the next decade, according to TWDB.

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TWRI awards graduate students water research scholarships

The Texas Water Resources Institute recently awarded Mills Scholarships to five Texas A&M University graduate students for the 2015–16 academic year. The students will use the $5,000 scholarships to pursue water-related research.

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Meet a scientist: Allen Berthold

Dr. Allen Berthold may have grown up dryland farming, but that doesn’t mean he’s not making waves now. As a research scientist at the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI), Berthold helps coordinate various research and extension projects involving water planning, assessment and conservation.

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Aggie Turf launches new website

Landscape professionals and homeowners alike can now find a variety of science-based turfgrass resources on the newly developed Aggie Turf website.

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Stormwater BMPs at Texas A&M AgriLife Dallas center show statewide promise

The results of stormwater practice demonstrations at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas demonstrate the potential benefits for using such practices in urban areas statewide, an expert said.

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