Conservation Matters April 2015

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

TWRI awards two U.S. Geological Survey graduate research grants

The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) has awarded U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) graduate research grants to two students for March 2015 – February 2016.

The grant recipients are:

  • Adam Landon, Water Management and Hydrological Science Program at Texas A&M University. Advisors: Dr. Ronald Kaiser, Water Management and Hydrological Science; Dr. Gerard Kyle, Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences. Research: Evaluating the efficacy of a long-term residential water conservation program in College Station, TX.
  • Dora Frances Sullivan-González, Department of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, University of Texas at Austin. Advisors: Drs. Lynn Katz and Desmond Lawler, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering; Dr. Benny Freeman, McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering. Research: Hollow fiber membrane air stripping for the removal of carbonate species in produced water from hydraulic fracturing.

TWRI administers this program with funds from USGS, through the National Institutes for Water Resources. Since 2001, TWRI has awarded more than $645,000 in USGS grants to support 120 students in water-related fields. This program is supported by funding received from USGS through the Water Resources Research Act of 1984.

TWRI’s USGS Graduate Research Program will begin accepting applications for March 2016 – February 2017 in fall 2015. The program is open to graduate students at all universities in Texas. For more information, see twri.tamu.edu/what-we-do/educate/scholarships/usgs/

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