New Waves October 2008

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

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.

Texas Stream Team “Caring for Our Waters,” formerly Texas Watch, will use this year’s meeting to focus on bringing resources and capacity to partners and volunteers of water quality monitoring programs in Texas. “Changes in today’s climate, business, and growing water demand make now more important than ever to expand volunteer monitoring benefits from Texas Stream Team programs,” said Acting Director Jason Pinchback.

Pinchback said Texas volunteer monitoring is adapting to water conditions as the number of impaired and threatened water bodies continues to grow.  Among other topics, the partner meeting will focus on E.coli monitoring and bacteria surveys, as well as sediment and bacteria curricula development.

If planning to attend, individuals should RSVP to Terry Wendland at tw05@txstate.edu.

Texas Stream Team is a network of over 1400 partners and volunteers working to gather and make available information about the natural resources of Texas.  Established in 1991, Texas Stream Team is administered through Texas State University, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

To learn more about the Texas Stream Team visit http://txstreamteam.rivers.txstate.edu.

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