Conservation Matters March 2016

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

TWRI awards two graduate research grants

TWRI awards two graduate research grants

The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) has awarded U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) graduate research grants to two students for March 2016 – February 2017.

The grant winners are:

  • Ricardo Lugo, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Advisor: Dr. Mary Jo Kirisits. Research: Impact of coagulation on biofiltration: removal of trace organic contaminants to mitigate the effects of wastewater reuse on drinking water treatment.
  • Gang Zhao, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University. Advisor: Dr. Huilin Gao. Research: Connecting climate variability with water supply reliability: A case study in the Trinity River Basin, Texas.

TWRI administers the program with funds from USGS through the National Institutes for Water Resources. Since 2001, TWRI has awarded more than $657,000 in USGS grants to support 122 students in water resources-related fields. This program is supported by funding received from the USGS through the Water Resources Research Act of 1984.

TWRI’s USGS Graduate Research Program will begin accepting applications for March 2017 – February 2018 during fall 2016 and is open to graduate students at all universities in Texas. For more information, see the program’s web page.

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