- Educating students on water conservation: Groundwater conservation district takes on the challenge
Did you know that the water pumped from an aquifer may have taken up to 2,000 years to get to your sink?
The Brazos Valley Groundwater Conservation District (BVGCD) presents this and much more information in Brazos Valley school districts as part of its water education and conservation outreach program.
- Mills Scholarships awarded to four TAMU students
- Ogallala Aquifer Program research featured in journal
The Ogallala Aquifer Program (OAP) was featured in the December 2017 issue of the Journal of Contemporary Water Research & Education, a publication of the Universities Council on Water Resources. The issue’s theme is addressing irrigation aquifer depletion in the Ogallala Aquifer, and Dr. Kevin Wagner, the Oklahoma Water Resources Center director and former deputy director of the Texas Water Resources Institute, is the issue editor.
- Water quality training focused on Carancahua Bay, Tres Palacios watersheds set for Feb. 15 in Palacios
A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Carancahua Bay and Tres Palacios watersheds will be held from 1-5 p.m. Feb. 15 at the First United Methodist Church, 209 Lucas Ave., Palacios.
- Rio Grande Basin project leaders attend D.C. meeting
Dr. John Tracy, Texas Water Resources Institute’s director; Dr. Allen Berthold, TWRI research scientist; and Dr. Askar Karimov, research associate in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, recently attended the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative project directors’ meeting for the project, “Diversifying the Water Portfolio for Agriculture in the Rio Grande Basin,” that addressing water challenges in the Rio Grande Basin.
- Rainwater harvesting and turf management training set for Feb. 22-23 in Kyle and San Antonio
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters (HLHW) Program is hosting two residential rainwater harvesting and turf management trainings in Kyle and San Antonio on Feb. 22 and 23, respectively.
- Conference report outlines status, challenges, opportunities for Southern Plains ag, forestry
The report of the Resilient Southern Plains Agriculture and Forestry in a Varying and Changing Climate conference, held in July 2017 in El Reno, Oklahoma, is now available online.
- Institute to hold third meeting on improving Carancahua Bay water quality
The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) is hosting a Feb. 13 meeting in Lolita for anyone interested in becoming involved in a partnership to improve and protect water quality in Carancahua Bay.
- TWRI still seeking input on Lower Rio Grande Valley water conservation from ag producers, irrigation districts
A survey for agricultural producers and irrigation district managers and board members in the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) will continue until the end of February. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) and project partners are conducting the survey regarding water conservation programs and opportunities.
- Texas Water Journal publishes new website
The Texas Water Journal has launched a new website on a new url: https://twj.media. The new website is more dynamic and makes all of the journal’s information easier to access. Check out the ease of reading past issues and the Water Events Calendar.