Conservation Matters November 2014

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

TWRI requests graduate student research proposals

The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) announces a request for research proposals from graduate students for its 2015–2016 grant program. Funded through the U.S. Geological Survey, this program is aimed at funding water resources-related research conducted by graduate students at Texas universities. TWRI anticipates funding two graduate research enhancement grants of up to $5,000. 

Proposed research can deal with a wide range of water resources topics. However, priority will be given to research addressing the science, technology, policy or socio-economics of implementation of state water plan water management strategies, including: agricultural and urban water conservation; development of new surface and groundwater sources; desalination; reuse; aquifer storage and recovery; addressing major water quality impairments in Texas, including bacteria, dissolved oxygen and mercury; impacts of endangered species listings on water management in the state; oil and gas industry water use, reuse, and reclamation or disposal of produced water; and impacts of climate variability and drought on water resources and adaptation measures. Proposals on other water-related concerns will also be considered.

Research proposals are due by 5 p.m. on Dec. 12. For further information visit or contact Danielle Kalisek at

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