New Waves September 2008

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

  • Floodplain Delineation Short Course set

    The Texas Water Resources Institute will host the Floodplain Delineation using GIS Course on Dec. 3-5 at the Centeq Research Plaza on the Texas A&M University campus.

  • SWAT and APEX Training Courses set

    The Texas Water Resources Institute will host Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) Training Courses and an Agricultural Policy/Environmental eXtender (APEX) Course on Nov. 3-7 at the Centeq Research Plaza on the Texas A&M University campus.

  • Irrigation training program set for Rio Grande Valley

    The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) is co-sponsoring the 7th Rio Grande Valley Irrigation Conference and Trade Show set for Wednesday, Oct. 29 in Mercedes.

  • Irrigation specialist retires after 40 years with AgriLife Extension

    By getting his feet muddy and using a Pepsi bottle in an unorthodox way, Leon New has made a difference in crop production on the High Plains.

  • AgriLife Research breeder develops drought-tolerant corn

    At the end of the day, drought tolerance in corn has to equate to good yields and good quality, not just good looks, said a Texas AgriLife Research scientist.

  • USGS Texas Water Science Center publishes reports

    The following Texas Water Science Center reports were published in July & August...

  • New Project

    Modeling Support for Little Brazos River Tributaries

  • Renewed Project

    Water Quality Education for Hood County, Texas

  • New Publications

  • Texas Tech University student strives to conserve water in the West Texas region

    Texas Tech University doctorate student Steve Oswalt and advisors Drs. Dick Auld and Thomas Thompson, professors in Tech's Department of Plant and Soil Science department, have been working to determine the optimum irrigation of oilseed crops in the Texas High Plains.

  • USGS publishes groundwater availability report

    A new report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) examines the nation's groundwater availability and outlines a strategy for future national and regional studies to help state and local agencies make informed water availability decisions, according to a USGS news release.

  • Michelsen elected president-elect of AWRA

    Dr. Ari Michelsen, director of Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at El Paso, was recently elected to serve as president-elect of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA), beginning Jan. 1, 2009 and then as president of AWRA for one year, beginning Jan. 1, 2010. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of AWRA.

  • New Waves E-letter - September 29, 2008

    Articles: Michelsen elected president-elect of AWRA, Texas Tech University student strives to conserve water in the West Texas region, USGS publishes groundwater availability report, Irrigation training program set for Rio Grande Valley, News from TWRI Water Resources Training Program, Irrigation specialist retires after 40 years with AgriLife Extension, AgriLife Research breeder develops drought-tolerant corn, USGS Texas Water Science Center publishes reports

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