Conservation Matters April 2012

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

TWRI hosts water seminar

The Texas Water Resources Institute is hosting the third in a series of three water seminars by candidates for the chief water scientist position with the institute. Dr. Venkat Lakshmi of the Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of South Carolina will present "Studies of the Land Surface Hydrological Cycle using Modeling, Observations and Remote Sensing" on Friday, May 4 at 11 a.m. in room 129 in the Agriculture and Life Sciences Building.

Dr. Brent D. Newman of the Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, lectured on "Sustainability of Water Resources: Status and Outlook" on April 24 and Dr. Vincent C. Tidwell of Sandia National Laboratories spoke on "Collaborative Modeling for Integrated Energy and Water Planning" on April 6. Both presentations are available online.

The institute is seeking a chief water scientist to lead its water science program in addressing high priority water management needs in Texas and the south-central United States.

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