- Texas A&M students walk with water buckets to raise awareness
Texas A&M University students recently carried buckets of water around campus to simulate the experience of walking to access clean water and to raise awareness of the one billion people in developing countries who struggle with clean water scarcity.
- Geographic Information Systems training course set for Jan. 27-28 in College Station
The Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources will conduct an Introduction to ArcGIS 10 training course Jan. 27-28, 2016 in College Station. The course will be 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. both days at the institute, 1500 Research Parkway, Room 200, in Texas A&M University’s Research Park.
- Institute announces USGS 104G Water Resources National Competitive Grant
- Bush School researchers report on connections among water, energy and food policy issues
Understanding public opinion and policy preferences as they relate to the nexus of water, energy and food (WEF) is the focus of a new study by a team of researchers from the Institute for Science, Technology, and Public Policy (ISTPP) at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.
- Abstracts for presentations, posters for 2016 Southwest Stream Restoration Conference due Jan. 15
Natural resource professionals throughout the Southwest who are interested in presenting at the 2016 Southwest Stream Restoration Conference June 1-3, 2016, in San Antonio have until Jan. 15 to submit their abstracts.
- Texas A&M University campus golf course strives to conserve, manage water
Since its multi-million dollar renovation in fall of 2013, the Texas A&M University Campus Course has used water-efficient practices and technologies to establish itself as not only a premier golf course but a leader in water conservation.
Management practices to reduce water demand include careful selection of turf varieties and efficient irrigation systems, said Steven Chernosky, golf course superintendent. “I really think that a golf course should be kind of the symbol for conservation,” he said.
- AgriLife Extension publications outline agriculture impact to Ogallala Aquifer
Six publications analyzing the water use of the crop and livestock industry in the Southern Ogallala Aquifer region have been completed by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists.
- Distinguished Lectureship in Quail Management set for Jan. 8 in Dallas
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Distinguished Lectureship in Quail Management from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Dallas Convention Center. Dr. Dale Rollins, AgriLife Extension statewide coordinator for the Reversing the Quail Decline Initiative, said the program is being held in conjunction with the Dallas Safari Club’s annual convention.
- Planners aim for coastal growth in all the right places
When it comes to helping coastal communities be more resilient to weather hazards, ideas don’t need to be sandbagged, experts say. That’s why the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted $750,000 to the Texas Coastal Watershed Program, which already is experienced in working with city leaders along the Texas coast and other Gulf states.
- Journal publishes new paper on Texas water policy and weather
The Texas Water Journal recently published “Texas water policy appendix: the weather” by Carlos Rubinstein in its Volume 6, Number 1 issue. In the paper, Rubinstein examples weather events over the past 150 years that have resulted in policy changes at the state and federal level. These changes, Rubinstein writes has helped the state “prepare for, respond to, and prevent weather disasters.”
- Texas Well Owner Network publication wins educational materials award
The educational publication “Texas Well Owner Network: Well Owner’s Guide to Water Supply” has received a 2015 Extension Education Community Education Materials Award from the American Society of Agronomy.
The award was presented at the 2015 ASA Educational Materials Awards Program held recently in Minneapolis.