New Waves March 2008

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

Rio Grande Basin Initiative wins Environmental Excellence award

The Rio Grande Basin Initiative (RGBI) project was recently selected as the first place winner of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ) 2008 Texas Environmental Excellence Award (TEEA) in the agriculture category.

The TEEA celebrates the efforts of citizens, communities, businesses and organizations to preserve and protect the Texas environment. The awards spotlight the state’s highest achievements in environmental preservation and protection.

The award will be presented at a banquet hosted by TCEQ on April 30 in Austin as part of the Environmental Trade Fair and Conference at the Austin Convention Center. This celebration of environmental achievements is hosted by the commissioners of TCEQ, with special recognition from Gov. Rick Perry.

“This is a very prestigious award, and we are all highly honored to have won,” said Dr. B.L. Harris, Texas Water Resources Institute associate director and RGBI project director. “Both Texas and New Mexico participants have done a great job in earning this award.”

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