New Waves November 2008

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

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 anticipates funding 10 graduate research enhancement grants of up to $5,000 in the area of water resources with the intent to strengthen graduate student research and education programs in water resources.

"Congressional funding for this program is uncertain, but anticipated to be known by March 2009," said Cecilia Wagner, TWRI's project manager for the program. "The amount and availability of the award is pending availability of funds from USGS."

Topics of research considered include conservation and management of water resources, surface water, groundwater, wastewater, irrigation, drinking water, watersheds, water policy, water quality, water marketing, geographic information systems, computer modeling, aquatic ecosystems, environmental flows and riparian issues. Proposals on other water-related concerns will also be considered.

Research proposals are due in the TWRI office by 5 p.m. on Dec. 18, 2008.

Submission information is available online at For further information, contact Wagner at

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