- New director appointed for the Texas Water Resources Institute
Dr. John C. Tracy was recently appointed as the new director of the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) by Dr. Mark Hussey, vice chancellor and dean for Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University System. Tracy will assume the TWRI director position in December 2015.
- Texas A&M institute publishes interactive Web tool for land use trends
The Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources (IRNR) recently added a new interactive Web tool to its Texas Land Trends website that allows users to interact with land use information released in 2014.
- Watershed planning begins for Navasota River downstream of Lake Limestone
The Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board are hosting two watershed protection plan kickoff meetings in November for Brazos and Robertson county residents interested in improving and protecting water quality in the Navasota River and its watershed downstream of Lake Limestone.
- Request for pre-proposals for 2016-2017 TWRI graduate student research programs
The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) announced its call for pre-proposals for students conducting water resources research.TWRI has funds available for graduate students at Texas universities through two programs, the TWRI Mills Scholarship Program (available to Texas A&M College Station and Galveston only) and the U.S. Geological Survey Graduate Research Program (available to all Texas universities).
- Follow TWRI on Pinterest to learn about conservation, rainwater harvesting and more
The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) is on Pinterest, and we want you to check us out! From classroom resources about conservation to gardening tips and more, TWRI’s Pinterest page is chock-full of great information.
- Meet a Scientist: Charles Randklev
Dr. Charles Randklev is not one to shy away from challenges. In fact, based on his current field of research, he seems to embrace them. As the principal investigator for Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources Texas A&M University Mussel Research Group, exploring freshwater mussel populations literally involves getting his feet wet — sometimes wading waist deep in Texas streams and rivers.
- Sneak preview: Fall 2015 txH2O
- Watershed partnerships offering free area soil testing
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is offering free soil testing in the Geronimo and Alligator creeks Watershed and the Arroyo Colorado Watershed. The Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership is offering free soil testing now until Nov. 17 to area farmers, ranchers and homeowners.
- Texas A&M-Galveston gets grant to study flood risks
An international research consortium led by Dr. Sam Brody, professor in the Department of Marine Science and director of the Center for Texas Beaches and Shores (CTBS) at Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMU-Galveston) was awarded a $3.6 million Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) grant by the National Science Foundation’s Office of International Science and Engineering.
- SWIFT round two application period to open on Dec. 1
- Water-energy-food nexus topic of Nov. 19 symposium
Discussions on the challenge of the agricultural industry feeding an increased population in the future and the linkage between food, water and energy will highlight a daylong symposium Nov. 19 in Austin. The Navigating Agriculture through the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Symposium is set for 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Omni Austin Hotel Southpark, 4140 Governors Row.
- Fall and winter to-do’s for an Earth-Kind Landscape
With winter just around the corner, many Texas homeowners are looking for ways to maximize their landscape and garden enjoyment while conserving natural resources. One way is using Earth-Kind® Landscaping, a horticultural system developed by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service that combines organic and conventional landscaping practices with a focus on environmental responsibility.