Conservation Matters November 2018

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

  • New issue of txH2O highlights research, outreach activities of two Ogallala Aquifer projects
    New issue of txH2O highlights research, outreach activities of two Ogallala Aquifer projects

    The Texas Water Resources Institute has published the Fall 2018 issue of its magazine, txH2O, highlighting the range of research activities across the Ogallala Aquifer region including a Q&A with Ogallala Aquifer project managers, celebrating 40 years of center pivot and more!

  • Talking with Ogallala Aquifer region producers about H2O
    Talking with Ogallala Aquifer region producers about H2O

    Much of the water under the Ogallala Aquifer region is declining at a faster rate than it recharges by rainfall. What does the dwindling supply of groundwater mean for the producers in this region? txH2talked to a few producers about what it is like farming on a declining water resource.

  • TWRI seeking pre-proposals for USGS and Mills Scholarships
    TWRI seeking pre-proposals for USGS and Mills Scholarships

    The Texas Water Resources Institute announced its call for pre-proposals for students conducting water resources research. The deadline for pre-proposals submissions is Nov. 28, 2018.

  • Has your private water well flooded? What now?
    Has your private water well flooded? What now?

    If you have your own private water well, do the boil water notices in your area affect you? What do you do if you think your water well has flooded? Is your well water safe to drink and to use for household duties?

  • Climate impacts on agricultural, ecological systems highlighted at conference
    Climate impacts on agricultural, ecological systems highlighted at conference

    The climate and its impacts on agricultural and ecological systems were highlighted in a recent symposium held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Center on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station.

  • TWRI to offer urban riparian training Nov. 29 in Belton
    TWRI to offer urban riparian training Nov. 29 in Belton

    The Texas Water Resources Institute’s Urban Riparian and Stream Restoration Program will host an Urban Stream Processes and Restoration workshop Nov. 29 in Belton from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • LRGV producers learn about management approaches used in Mississippi Delta
    LRGV producers learn about management approaches used in Mississippi Delta

    Dr. Jason Krutz, director of the Mississippi Water Resources Research Institute, recently spoke to a group from the Lower Rio Grande Valley about how a combination of technology and management approaches being applied in the Mississippi Delta could be used in the Valley to help reduce water use in furrow-irrigated fields while maintaining or increasing yield.  

  • Norman Borlaug Institute receives five-year extension, funding
    Norman Borlaug Institute receives five-year extension, funding

    The Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, has received an additional $12.5 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development for the Innovation Laboratory for Small Scale Irrigation, one of 24 innovation labs within Feed the Future, the U.S. government’s global hunger and food security initiative.

  • Texas Water Journal publishes new article
    Texas Water Journal publishes new article

    The Texas Water Journal has published a new article titled “Texas’ water quality challenge and the need for better communication in an era of increasing water quality contamination events” authored by Sapna Mulki, Carlos Rubinstein and Julianne Saletta.

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