New Waves January 2009

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

  • New Waves E-letter - January 16, 2009

  • Food Protein R&D Center announce annual short courses

    The Food Protein Research and Development Center of Texas Engineering Experiment Station has its two annual short courses at Texas A&M planned for 2009.

  • Conference commits to protect and conserve water reservoirs

    The Soil and Water Conservation Society is hosting a conference to identify and share science-based information for protecting and conserving critical water reservoirs in the United States. The conference, From Dust Bowl to Mud Bowl: Sedimentation, Conservation Measures, and the Future of Reservoirs, will be held September 14-16, 2009 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

  • TWRI grant recipient studies the effects of brush removal on cave hydrology

    Graduate student Corinne Wong, now earning her masters at the University of Texas in geological sciences, recently worked with her advising professor Dr. Jay Banner on evaluating the effects of brush removal on groundwater recharge of a karst aquifer, specifically in cave hydrology.

  • Institute announces National Competitive Grants Program

    Scientists at Texas universities researching topics on water resources are invited to submit proposals for the 2009 National Competitive Grants Program through Texas A&M AgriLife's Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI). The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources, of which TWRI is Texas' representative, requests the proposals as part of the Water Resources Research Act.

  • 2009 AgriLife Conference grants awards

    The 2009 Texas A&M AgriLife Conference brought several awards to individuals and teams for their efforts on water-related research, education, or projects.

  • TPWD’s Texas the State of Flowing Water documentary to air Feb. 12

    Texas the State of Flowing Water will air at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 on all Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) stations in Texas. It is the fourth in an award-winning series of water resource documentaries produced by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and broadcast in partnership with PBS stations.

  • Texas A&M-Qatar researches desalination of water with no brackish water discharge

    New research at Texas A&M University at Qatar could mean a major breakthrough to alleviate global water shortages. Based on improved technology, the university’s water and environment research group hopes to desalinate inland water with zero discharge of the brackish groundwater that typically accompanies such operations, according to a Texas A&M System news release.

  • A little more H2O in your life

    If you like New Waves, you can receive more water news with Texas Water Resources Institute’s magazine, “tx H2O,” published three times a year.

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