New Waves October 2008

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

  • First Brackish Groundwater Desalination Conference held in El Paso

    The first Brackish Groundwater Desalination Conference, teaching the ends and outs of groundwater desalination, will be held Nov. 5-6 at the new TecH20 Center in El Paso, Texas.

  • Watershed Steward programs offered in Comanche and Weslaco

    Texas Watershed Steward training programs aimed at helping citizens improve and protect their water resources are making their way around Texas. Two upcoming workshops are planned for the Leon River and Arroyo Colorado watersheds.

  • TCEQ forms water quality planning division

    The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality recently formed a new Water Quality Planning Division dedicated to improving water quality with Kelly Keel as director.

  • Irrigation training program set for Rio Grande Valley, Gulf Coast

    The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) is continuing to co-sponsor irrigation training events around the state as part of its Irrigation Training Program (ITP).

  • Director Jones leaving TWRI for Dallas Center

    Dr. Allan Jones, director of the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) since 2000, is leaving the institute to take a faculty position at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Urban Solutions Center at Dallas. In his Dallas position, Jones will work under Resident Director of Research Dr. Frank Gilstrap to focus on the effects of urbanization on water resources.

  • New Waves E-letter - October 28, 2008

    Articles: Director Jones leaving TWRI for Dallas Center; Texas A&M AgriLife teams acknowledged for excellence; Irrigation training program set for Rio Grande Valley, Gulf Coast; Burnett receives award for his work on oilfield brine desalination; Tech researchers receive Ogallala water study grant; TCEQ forms water quality planning division; Texas Stream Team "Caring for Our Waters" annual partner meeting; IBWC names new chiefs; Watershed Steward programs offered in Comanche and Weslaco; News from TWRI Water Resources Training Program; First Brackish Groundwater Desalination Conference held in El Paso

  • Texas A&M AgriLife teams acknowledged for excellence

    Two teams of Texas AgriLife Research and Texas AgriLife Extension Service staff won awards at the recent American Society of Agronomy ASA) annual meeting in Houston.

  • Burnett receives award for his work on oilfield brine desalination

    Texas A&M Engineering’s David Burnett received the Health, Safety, Environment/Sustainable Development Award at the 7th Annual World Oil Awards Oct. 16 for making significant strides in protecting the environment through technical innovation.

  • Tech researchers receive Ogallala water study grant

    Two Texas Tech University researchers are part of a team receiving a $747,528 grant from the National Science Foundation studying water scarcity in the Ogallala Aquifer.

  • Texas Stream Team “Caring for Our Waters” annual partner meeting

    The annual Texas Stream Team Partner meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 13 at the River Systems Institute headquarters in San Marcos, Texas.

  • IBWC names new chiefs

    The U.S. and Mexican governments have named new chiefs for their sections of the International Boundary and Water Commission following the deaths of their commissioners in a plane crash last month.

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