October

New director appointed for the Texas Water Resources Institute

Dr. John C. Tracy was recently appointed as the new director of the Texas Water Resources Institute by Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean for Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University System. Tracy will assume the TWRI director position in December 2015.

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Watershed planning begins for Navasota River downstream of Lake Limestone

The Texas Water Resources InstituteTexas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board are hosting two watershed protection plan kickoff meetings in November for Brazos and Robertson county residents interested in improving and protecting water quality in the Navasota River and its watershed downstream of Lake Limestone.

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Follow TWRI on Pinterest to learn about conservation, rainwater harvesting and more

The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) is on Pinterest, and we want you to check us out! From classroom resources about conservation to gardening tips and more, TWRI’s Pinterest page is chock-full of great information.

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Meet a Scientist: Charles Randklev

Dr. Charles Randklev is not one to shy away from challenges. In fact, based on his current field of research, he seems to embrace them. As the principal investigator for Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources Texas A&M University Mussel Research Group, exploring freshwater mussel populations literally involves getting his feet wet — sometimes wading waist deep in Texas streams and rivers.

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Sneak preview: Fall 2015 txH2O

The Fall 2015 issue of txH2O, the Texas Water Resources Institute’s flagship publication, will profile Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas’ climatologist and a regents professor in Texas A&M University’s Department of Atmospheric Sciences.

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Texas A&M-Galveston gets grant to study flood risks

An international research consortium led by Dr. Sam Brody, professor in the Department of Marine Science and director of the Center for Texas Beaches and Shores at Texas A&M University at Galveston was awarded a $3.6 million Partnerships for International Research and Education grant by the National Science Foundation’s Office of International Science and Engineering.

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Fall and winter to-do’s for an Earth-Kind Landscape

With winter just around the corner, many Texas homeowners are looking for ways to maximize their landscape and garden enjoyment while conserving natural resources. One way is using Earth-Kind® Landscaping, a horticultural system developed by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service that combines organic and conventional landscaping practices with a focus on environmental responsibility.

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