New Waves April 2009

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

  • Texas Groundwater Protection Committee legislative recommendations

    The Texas Groundwater Protection Committee (TGPC) recently published a report to the Texas Legislature that provides recommendations to improve groundwater protection and describes the TGPC's planned activities for the next two years.

  • Water quality strategies workshop in San Antonio

    "Implementing Water Quality Strategies in Central Texas" is set for Friday, May 8 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the San Antonio River Authority Board Room.

  • Storm drain markers installed for Earth Day

    The Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership and member cities of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Stormwater Task Force installed storm drain markers throughout the Valley as part their Earth Day celebrations.

  • AgriLife researchers compare tillage operations on runoff quality

    Dr. Paul DeLaune, environmental soil scientist at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Vernon, is studying the impact of different tillage operations in dual-use wheat on runoff quantity, water quality, and nutrient loss.

  • New Publications/Papers and Training Courses

    Demonstration and Transfer of Selected New Technologies for Animal Waste Pollution Control, Economic Impacts of Salinity Control Measures for the Upper Pecos River Basin of Texas, Expansion of Urban Area in Irrigation Districts of the Rio Grande River Basin, 1996-2006: A Map Series, and upcoming APEX, WinEPIC, and SWAT training course information.

  • TWRI grant recipient expands WRAP capabilities

    Tae Jin Kim, a graduate of Korea University now earning a doctorate from Texas A&M University in water resources engineering, recently worked with his advising professor, Dr. Ralph Wurbs, also a Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) associate director, to expand the Water Rights Analysis Package (WRAP).

  • Partners video magazine releases segments on Rio Grande

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (USDA/CSREES) has released the latest edition of its Partners video magazine, titled "Fluid Planet."

  • Paper explores stakeholder preferences in environmental models

    Dr. Venkatesh Uddameri, associate professor in the Department of Environmental Engineering at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, and Dr. Ric Jenson, assistant professor in the Department of Contemporary Media and Journalism at the University of South Dakota, recently published a paper.

  • Landowners, residents learn about bacterial pollution in Robertson County creeks

    Robertson County landowners and residents reviewed the current progress of a water quality study that is examining bacterial pollution in five Robertson County creeks at a public meeting April 23rd in Franklin.

  • Meeting to discuss solutions to Buck Creek bacterial contamination

    Landowners and others interested in learning about and contributing to the development of the Buck Creek Watershed Protection Plan are invited to a public meeting April 30th in Wellington.

  • New Waves E-letter - April 28, 2009

    New Waves publishes timely information about water resources news, results of projects and programs, and new water-related research projects, publications, papers and faculty, at universities in Texas.

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