New Waves August 2007

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

Wurbs joins Texas Water Resources Institute

Dr. Ralph Wurbs, professor in Texas A&M University's Zachry Civil Engineering Department, has joined Texas Water Resources Institute as a part-time associate director. Wurbs will work with Dr. Allan Jones, director, and Dr. B.L. Harris, associate director, to bring an engineering perspective to the institute.

Wurbs joined the Zachry Civil Engineering faculty in 1980 and has served as division head for the Department's Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Division since 1999. He will continue to devote two-thirds of his time to his engineering faculty duties.

Jones said the institute sought out Wurbs for this position because he understands water resources and the water management community of Texas and has been involved with TWRI activities for 25 years.

"Dr. Wurbs shares our vision of opportunities for greatly expanding and improving our water-related programs throughout the TAMU System," he said.

Jones said the goal of this partnership is to integrate the efforts of the diverse university research community to more effectively contribute to solving the water resources problems faced by Texas, the nation and the world.

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