New Waves August 2009

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

New Publications/Papers and Training Courses

New Publications/Papers

Education of Best Management Practices in the Arroyo Colorado Watershed, Texas Water Resources Institute Report TR-355, 2009

The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service (Extension) implemented an educational program within the three-county area of the Arroyo Colorado watershed to address water quality protection and improvement for the agricultural community. The educational program focusing on nutrient management, best management practices, pesticide safety and compliance with the watershed protection plan was funded through a Clean Water Act Section 319(h) grant from the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Understanding and Installing Drainage Systems, Juan Enciso, Xavier Peries, Luis Ribera, Dean Santistevan, B-6229, 2009

Farmers can increase yields and net returns by installing artificial drainage systems on soils that have poor natural drainage. This publication explains why artificial drainage is needed on some soils, the types of drainage systems, drainage design considerations, and the steps and economics of installing a relief drainage system.

TWRI Water Resources Training Courses

SWAT for Beginners Nov. 2-3, 2009
Advanced Data Processing for ArcSWAT Nov. 4, 2009
SWAT for Advanced Users Nov. 5-6, 2009
Texas Watershed Planning Short Course May 10-14, 2010 (tentative)

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