- TWRI grant recipient studies bacterial loadings along the Texas Gulf Coast
The University of Texas student Stephanie Johnson is working with her advising professors Drs. David Maidment and Mary Jo Kiristis to evaluate bacterial loadings to six bays along the Texas Gulf Coast that currently do not meet state water quality standards.
- New Waves E-letter - July 8, 2008
Articles: WRAP Short Course set; TWRI grant recipient studies bacterial loadings along the Texas Gulf Coast; Buck Creek monitoring moves into watershed protection plan development; Irrigation Training Program set for Chillicothe; Program releases report on climate change effects on agriculture, land, water resources, biodiversity; Partners protect Trinity River; Desalination workshop will present latest technologies; 53rd Annual New Mexico Water Conference
- 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.
- Buck Creek monitoring moves into watershed protection plan development
Results from a three-year monitoring study indicate that Buck Creek in the southeastern part of the Texas Panhandle is not excessively contaminated, and experts are advocating it should be taken off Texas’ list of impaired water bodies.
- Irrigation Training Program set for Chillicothe
Texas Water Resources Institute’s Irrigation Training Program will have a one-day training event Aug. 19, 2008, at Chillicothe. Drs. John Sij and Dana Porter will coordinate the program designed to help farmers and others learn about efficient tools and techniques of irrigation management.
- Program releases report on climate change effects on agriculture, land, water resources, biodiversity
The U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) recently released “Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.3 (SAP 4.3): The Effects of Climate Change on Agriculture, Land Resources, Water Resources and Biodiversity in the United States.” The CCSP integrates the federal research efforts of 13 agencies on climate and global change. The report is one of the most extensive examinations of climate impacts on U.S. ecosystems. USDA is the lead agency for this report.
- Partners protect Trinity River
Dr. Ed Smith, Texas AgriLife Extension Service director; Gov. Rick Perry and Carter Smith, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) executive director; spoke at a Trinity River Basin Conservation Foundation gathering June 18 in Seagoville. The foundation, along with AgriLife Extension, TPWD, Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, Texas Water Development Board, Trinity River Authority, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Texas Wildlife Association are all partners in conserving the Trinity River.
- Desalination workshop will present latest technologies
The 4th annual practical short course, “Water: Desalination, Process and Wastewater Issues and Technologies,” is set for Aug. 4-5, 2008, at Texas A&M University in College Station.
- 53rd Annual New Mexico Water Conference
The New Mexico Water Resource 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. John W. Hernandez has been selected to give the 2008 Albert E. Utton Memorial Water Lecture.
- New Publications
Rainwater Harvesting, Rainwater Harvesting: Landscape Methods