- Graduate student researches exotic mud crab introductions
Texas A&M University graduate student Terrence Boyle Jr., under the direction of Dr. Mary Wicksten, biology professor, is studying the mud crab, Rhithropanopeus harrisii, recently introduced to Texas. The crabs are known to foul up water intake pipes.
- Baylor scientists researching pharmaceuticals in water
Baylor University researchers are working to figure out a way to clean chemical compounds such as those found in Prozac and birth control pills out of the water supply, according to a news story in the university's student newspaper.
- Team meets to promote stream restoration
Central Texas Stream Team (CTCS), a voluntary and interdisciplinary group of experts formed to develop and promote strategies and solutions for protection and restoration of Central Texas rivers and streams, recently held its first meeting in Temple.
- Fellowships available for minority graduate students studying water-related fields
Texas A&M University's Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering and Water Management and Hydrologic Science Degree Program are cooperating to offer generous fellowships for up to five minority (African-American, Hispanic, or Native American) graduate students seeking a doctorate in certain water-related fields, including water quality, watershed modeling, geographic information systems, environmental microbiology or environmental chemistry.
- Texas A&M scientists participating in climate change conference
Several Texas A&M University scientists will join other national and state researchers speaking at the climate change conference, "Forecast: Climate Change Impacts on Texas Water," April 28-30, 2008, at the Texas State Capitol Extension in Austin.
- Graduate students receive water research grants
Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) recently funded 10 water-related research projects for graduate students from Texas A&M University and the University of Texas.
- New Waves E-letter - March 31, 2008
- Rio Grande Basin Initiative wins Environmental Excellence award
- Natural Resources Field Day focuses on drought management
The Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at San Angelo and the National Drought Mitigation Center will sponsor the Natural Resources Field Day on April 24 at the San Angelo center.
- SWAT courses set for April
The Spatial Sciences Laboratory (SSL) at Texas A&M University is holding Beginner and Advanced Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) courses in April. The beginner course is April 21-23 and the advanced is April 23-25.
- AgriLife Extension sponsors youth water camp
The Texas AgriLife Extension Service’s 16th annual Texas State Youth Water Camp will be July 13-17 at the George and Opal Bentley 4-H Center in Monahans.