New Waves August 2008

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

  • Renewed Projects

    Efficient Irrigation for Water Conservation in the Rio Grande Basin

  • New Publications

    Runoff and Water Quality from Inorganic Fertilizer and Erosion Control Compost Treatments on Roadway Side Slopes, Introduction to Water Quality Testing (DVD), Procedures for Water Quality Management (DVD), Water Quality Dynamics (DVD)

  • Irrigation training event planned Aug. 19

    The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI), Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Texas AgriLife Research are hosting a one-day Irrigation Training Program Aug. 19, in Chillicothe, Texas. The program is designed to help farmers and others learn about efficient tools and techniques of irrigation management.

  • TWRI grant recipient develops algorithm

    Texas A&M University student Narendra N. Das and his advising professor Dr. Binayak Mohanty of the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering have developed an algorithm for downscaling soil moisture measurements from satellite sensors. This algorithm potentially can be used to create a repository of soil moisture and evapotranspiration maps for the state of Texas, Das said.

  • New Waves E-letter - August 1, 2008

    Articles: TWRI awards Mills Scholarship to graduate students, Jensen leaves TWRI for South Dakota, TWRI grant recipient develops algorithm, Maintaining Watershed Condition, WRAP Short Course set, Irrigation training event planned Aug. 19, 53rd annual New Mexico water conference set for Oct. 20-22, Ninth Biennial State of the Bay Symposium planned for Jan. 12-14, Watershed planning short course set for Jan. 12-16

  • TWRI awards Mills Scholarships to graduate students

    Texas A&M AgriLife's Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) recently awarded Mills Scholarships to 13 Texas A&M University graduate students for the 2008-09 academic year to pursue water-related research.

  • Jensen leaves TWRI for South Dakota

    After 23 years at the Texas Water Resources Institute, Dr. Ric Jensen, assistant research scientist, is leaving the institute to teach public relations courses at the University of South Dakota.

  • Maintaining Watershed Condition

    The key to maintaining healthy watersheds for creeks and rivers is to maintain the tree-covered, green grassy areas along the banks. Unfortunately, animals thrive on this part of the waterway as well.

  • WRAP Short Course set

    The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) will host the Water Rights Analysis Package (WRAP) Short Course on Aug. 6-8 at the Centeq Research Plaza on the Texas A&M University campus.

  • 53rd annual New Mexico water conference set for Oct. 20-22

    The New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute is hosting its 53rd annual water conference on Oct. 20-22 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The two-day meeting, Surface Water Opportunities in New Mexico, provides a public forum for the discussion of important and often critical state water issues.

  • Ninth Biennial State of the Bay Symposium planned for Jan. 12-14

    The Galveston Bay Estuary Program will hold the Ninth Biennial State of the Bay Symposium on Jan. 12-14, 2009, at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort in Galveston, Texas.

  • Watershed planning short course set for Jan. 12-16

    Registration is open for the Texas Watershed Planning Short Course to be held at the Mayan Ranch in Bandera, Texas on Jan. 12-16, 2009. This weeklong course will familiarize participants with the Environmental Protection Agency’s nine key elements of a watershed protection plan and the general planning principles and tools for building partnerships, assessing watersheds, identifying solutions and designing an implementation program.

  • New Projects

    Integrated Farm Management Education Program

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