New Waves October 2008

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

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.

Researchers Lucia Barbato, associate director of the Center for Geospatial Technology, and Colleen Barry-Goodman, director of the Earl Survey Research Lab in the Department of Political Science at Texas Tech, will use the three-year grant from the Human and Social Dynamics competition to study changing societal attitudes towards water scarcity as affected by ethanol production and increasing groundwater depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer.

The research team is comprised of four researchers from three different universities. Barbato is responsible for the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysis component and Barry-Goodman is responsible for managing the survey.

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