- Brazos Valley water conservation program targets outdoor water use
Some 5,500 College Station single-family residences have reduced outdoor water use by an estimated 320 million gallons from 2010 to 2016, through participating in water conservation research and educational programs conducted by a team of Texas A&M University and city of College Station staff.
- Institute to hold Jan. 18 meeting on improving Cibolo Creek water quality
The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) is hosting a Jan. 18 meeting for anyone interested in becoming involved in a partnership to improve and protect the mid and lower Cibolo Creek watershed.
- Meet a Scientist: Dana Porter
Being a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist is more than just providing information. The specialist has to deliver the information in a way that all audiences can understand. Dr. Dana Porter, AgriLife Extension agricultural engineering specialist at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Lubbock, strives to take research and make it applicable to agricultural producers, industry professionals and policy makers.
- TWRI seeking input on Lower Rio Grande Valley water conservation from ag producers, irrigation districts
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) and project partners are asking agricultural producers and irrigation district managers and board members in the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) to participate in a survey regarding water conservation programs and opportunities.
- Mohanty and Dessler elected as AAAS Fellows
Two Texas A&M University professors —Dr. Binayak Mohanty and Dr. Andrew Dessler — were recently elected as Fellows by the Council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science within the section on atmospheric and hydrospheric sciences.
- Karthikeyan replaces Kaiser as Water Management and Hydrological Science program chair
Dr. R. Karthikeyan, associate professor in the Texas A&M University Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, was recently appointed as the program chair for the Texas A&M’s Water Management and Hydrological Science (WMHS) Program, an interdisciplinary program housed in the College of Geosciences.
- Engineering professor researches aquifer storage and recovery
Dr. Gretchen Miller, associate professor in Texas A&M University’s Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, researches a topic that is getting attention in the Texas water news: managed aquifer recharge or aquifer storage and recovery.
- Call for abstracts for transboundary groundwater conference
Abstracts for the American Water Resources Association summer specialty conference July 9-11 in Fort Worth are being accepted until Feb. 28. The conference theme is “The Science, Management and Governance of Transboundary Groundwater” and abstracts are requested on any topics dealing with this theme.
- USGS 104G Water Resources National Competitive Grant announced
The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) is continuing to accept pre-proposals for the FY 2018 National Competitive Grant Program by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources. Pre-Proposals are requested on the topics of improving and enhancing the nation’s water supply and availability. Any investigator at an institution of higher learning is eligible to apply.