New Waves October 2009

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

New Publications/Papers and Training Courses

New Publications/Papers

Texas Watershed Steward Handbook: A Water Resource Training Curriculum (reprint), AgriLife Bookstore B-6203, Jennifer Peterson, Mark L. McFarland, Nikkoal Dictson, Diane Boellstorff, Matthew Berg

This curriculum is for participants in the Texas Watershed Steward program. It includes the background, principles, and tools you will need to become a Texas Watershed Steward. However, the information can help all citizens understand the need to care for our water resources. The book discusses the ways our watersheds are impaired and how they can be restored through proper management. It includes helpful resources such as lists of water quality agencies and organizations and suggested activities for communities.

Economic and Financial Methodology for South Texas Irrigation Projects–RGIDECON©, M. Edward Rister, Callie S. Rogers, Ronald D. Lacewell, John R. C. Robinson, John R. Ellis, Allen W. Sturdivant, Texas Water Resources Institute TR-203 (Revised), 2009.

This report is a revision of the original TR-203 report published in October 2002. There are only three substantial differences in this new, revised report. The first is the addition of Financial in the report’s title to reflect the inclusion of financial aspects, along with economic, in the methodology. Second, is a clarification of the total economic-planning period variable, Z. The third revision is a correction to the annuity equivalent calculations.

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
Key EPA Internet Tools Course Nov. 19, 2009

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