New Waves November 2008

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

  • Arroyo Colorado partnership installs watershed road signs

    The Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership recently installed 10 road signs marking the boundary of the Arroyo Colorado watershed in the Lower Rio Grande Valley as part of the partnership's ongoing efforts to restore and protect the watershed. The Arroyo Colorado, which runs 90 miles from Mission to the Lower Laguna Madre, is on the state's list of impaired waters for high bacteria levels and low dissolved oxygen.

  • AgriLife Research, Extension to investigate Cowhouse Creek conservation practices

    A team of Texas AgriLife Research scientists and Texas AgriLife Extension Service specialists has received a $647,000 federal grant to evaluate the impacts of conservation practices within the Cowhouse Creek watershed in Central Texas.

  • National Salinity Summit goes to Vegas

    The ninth annual National Salinity Summit is scheduled for Jan. 15-16, 2009 at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • Transboundary Rivers Conference set for January

    A conference on transboundary rivers is set for Jan. 22-23, 2009 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

  • Textbook on transboundary water conflict recently published

    Dr. Daene McKinney, professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas, along with three other university professors, has recently co-authored a textbook discussing transboundary water conflict.

  • Institute announces National Competitive Grants Program

    In addition to the student program noted above, the National Institutes for Water Resources announces a request to submit proposals for the 2009 National Competitive Grants Program. Funded by Congress through the U.S. Geological Survey, any investigator at an institution of higher learning is eligible to apply for a grant.

  • Institute requests graduate student research proposals

    Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) announces a request for research proposals from graduate students for its 2009-2010 grant program. Funded by Congressionally provided support through the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Institutes for Water Research, this program is aimed at funding water resources-related research of graduate students at Texas universities.

  • TWRI grant recipient studies groundwater input to the Brazos River

    Rice University graduate student Fanwei Zeng is earning her doctorate in biogeochemistry as she works with her advising professor Dr. Carrie Masiello to test using carbon isotopes as a tool to estimate groundwater input from carbonate-containing aquifers to rivers. For this project, she measured dissolved inorganic carbon in the Brazos River.

  • New Waves E-letter - November 25, 2008

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