Conservation Matters August 2013

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Latest issue of txH2O covers water and technology

Latest issue of <em>txH2O</em> covers water and technology

The Summer issue of txH2O, the Texas Water Resources Institute’s magazine, spotlights 21st century technologies that are improving and affecting water resources not only in Texas, but throughout the world. Many of the stories highlight research developed and enhanced by The Texas A&M University System researchers.

For example, Texas A&M AgriLife Research plant breeders are using next-generation DNA sequencing to make the connection between genes and plants’ resistance to drought, disease and insects. With that information, they can develop plant lines more quickly and efficiently. An AgriLife Research center is focusing on commercializing electron beam technology to the wastewater industry to make wastewater more sustainable.

AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are working together to advance and get water-efficient technology in agricultural producers' hands faster. And scientists at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Temple are developing and improving computer models that simulate agricultural, grazing and water information as far away as Africa.

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