Conservation Matters January 2012

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Institute seeking chief water scientist

The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) is seeking a chief water scientist to lead the institute’s water science program in addressing high priority water management needs in Texas and the south-central United States, according to the institute’s director.

“With water issues becoming the highest priority in Texas and across the region, TWRI is increasing our focus on collaborative programs with interdisciplinary teams of research partners within Texas AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M University System, and other state, national and international partners to address some of these issues,” said Dr. Neal Wilkins, TWRI’s director. “The water scientist will develop a research program leading directly to efficient management solutions for meeting future municipal water demands while sustaining agricultural and natural resource systems. This person will also participate in the development of advanced water technologies for agriculture, natural resources, industry, municipal water systems and specialty water uses.”

Wilkins said the scientist will also work with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service through programs that directly integrate AgriLife Extension education outcomes into water research efforts.

Additional agency and position information is available at twri.tamu.edu/waterscientist. Information and inquiries should be directed to waterjobs@tamu.edu. Nominations and applications will be accepted through Feb. 20 or until a suitable candidate is identified.

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