Conservation Matters February 2016

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Water Daze event and poster competition will be March 29-30 at Texas A&M

By Leslie Lee

Water Daze event and poster competition will be March 29-30 at Texas A&M Dr. Michael Campana

The Water Management and Hydrological Science (WMHS) program at Texas A&M University is hosting Water Daze, a public event featuring keynote speaker Dr. Michael Campana, faculty research presentations and a student poster competition, March 29-30 on the Texas A&M campus.

A professor at Oregon State University and technical director of the American Water Resources Association, Campana is a national expert on transboundary groundwater resources and sustainable water resources management. He will present a keynote speech March 29 at 4 p.m. in the Texas A&M Memorial Student Center (MSC), room 2406A.

March 30 in the MSC Bethancourt Ballroom, posters will be displayed all day, faculty presentations will be from 1 to 3 p.m., and poster awards will be presented at 3:30 p.m.

The poster session is open to all Texas A&M students, and the submission deadline is March 15. Students are encouraged to prepare a poster addressing a water issue or problem with suggested solutions, according to event organizers. A team of faculty and other water professionals will judge the posters. Poster awards are: first place - $350, second place - $250 and third place - $150.

More information on poster submission guidelines is available at twri.tamu.edu/water-daze/register.

The event is sponsored by the WMHS program, the Texas Water Resources Institute, the Texas A&M University School of Law and the Bush School of Government and Public Service.

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