- Institutes’ year in review: 2015
For the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources (IRNR) and the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI), 2015 marked another successful year as they partnered in water and natural resource research and education. The institutes are anticipating the important work ahead in 2016 and reflecting on a productive 2015, said Dr. Roel Lopez, IRNR director and former TWRI director.
- Mills Scholarships awarded to four TAMU students
The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) has awarded 2016 Mills Scholarships to four graduate students conducting water-related research at Texas A&M University.
- Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop set for March 3 in Lampasas
The Texas Water Resources Institute’s (TWRI) Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 3 in Lampasas for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Lampasas River watershed.
- Texas 2040 game challenges Texans to learn about water issues and conserve
The Colorado River Alliance, in partnership with the Texas Water Development Board, has created a free, interactive game called Texas 2040. The game helps Texans better understand the water challenges the state’s rivers will face in the next 25 years, said Brent Lyles, the alliance’s executive director.
- Texas Well Owner Network receives AgriLife Extension Superior Service Award
The Texas Well Owner Network has received a Superior Service Award in the team category from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
- UT Austin research recommends ways to protect Hill Country while supporting growth
New strategies for protecting the Texas Hill Country came out of a recently published study by regional planning experts and graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) School of Architecture. The study addresses threats to water resources, scenic beauty and cultural heritage in the face of rapid population growth in the region, according to the authors.
- Reminder: National Competitive Grant proposals due to TWRI Feb. 25
The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) has announced the Request for Proposals for the FY 2016 National Competitive Grant Program by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources.
- Save the dates: 2016 Wildlife for Lunch webinars
The Texas Wildlife Association and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are sponsoring the Wildlife for Lunch 2016 lunchtime webinar series, airing on the third Thursday of every month. These webinars provide science-based information about wildlife, habitat and natural resource management.
- TAMU expert and international collaborators call for protecting world’s mightiest rivers
A group of 40 international scientists led by a Texas A&M University professor says three of the earth’s mightiest rivers are being damaged in the name of progress.
- Texas Water Journal publishes first paper in 2016 issue
The Texas Water Journal has published “Conjunctive groundwater management as a response to socio-ecological disturbances: a comparison of 4 western U.S. states,” its first paper in Volume 7, Number 1.
- New research determines most effective water conservation policies for Ogallala farmers
Farming is a business, and the actions of farmers will be based on economics—even when it comes to water conservation, according to a recent study by Texas A&M AgriLife Research.
- Academy for Ranch Management hosting prescribed burn workshops in February, March
The Academy for Ranch Management will host two rangeland prescribed burning workshops in February and March at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Sonora Station, located on State Highway 55 between Sonora and Rocksprings.
- $6.5 million in state funding will boost invasive species work by TWPD and partners
Texas is ramping up its efforts in the Pineywoods ecoregion of East Texas to fight the invasion of aquatic species posing significant threats to the state’s environment and economy.
- AgriLife Research: Liabilities limit prescribed fire use, potentially damaging ecosystems
Private landowners and managers tend to shy away from the use of prescribed fire for maintaining rangeland and forest ecosystems in spite of the known benefits because of potential liabilities, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study.
- New publications from TWRI: water conservation in the Valley, guides for utilities and more
There are several new publications from the Texas Water Resources Institute.