Conservation Matters April 2014

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Texas A&M doctoral student receives UCOWR national award

Each year, the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) hosts a competition for Best Dissertation in Water Resources. Mario Fernandez, doctoral student in Texas A&M University’s Department of Agricultural Economics, has won the award in the Water Policy and SocioEconomics category for his dissertation, Decadal Climate Variability: Economic Implications for Agriculture and Water in the Missouri River Basin.

The award will be presented at UCOWR’s annual conference in June. Dr. Bruce McCarl, Texas A&M distinguished professor, regents professor and Texas A&M AgriLife faculty fellow, served as Fernandez’s committee chair.

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