New Waves July 2011

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

New Publications/Papers and Training Courses

New Publications/Papers

Conservation Practice Modeling Guide for SWAT and APEX, David Waidler, Mike White, Evelyn Steglich, Susan Wang, Jimmy Williams, Allen Jones, R. Srinivasan, Texas Water Resources Institute, TR-399, 2011.

Present day watershed management and water quality research strategies require an inclusive approach allowing for analysis of pollutant loadings from multiple sources including rural lands, urbanized areas, and riparian corridors. The selection and implementation of management strategies is dependent upon accurate modeling of proposed management scenarios.

The Conservation Practice Modeling Guide is a "living" document formatted to allow for innovations in modeling inputs for existing and new practices as each are developed.

Efficient Irrigation for Water Conservation in the Rio Grande Basin: 2010/2011 Progress and Accomplishments, D. Kalisek, B.L. Harris, C Runyan, L. DeMouche, Texas Water Resources Institute, TR-400, 2011.

Since 2001, the Efficient Irrigation for Water Conservation in the Rio Grande Basin Federal Initiative-known as the Rio Grande Basin Initiative (RGBI)-has saved more than 5 million acre-feet of water. Researchers, Extension specialists, and county Extension agents from Texas AgriLife Research, the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, and the New Mexico State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service work with local irrigation districts, agricultural producers, homeowners, and regional agencies to meet present and future water demand through water conservation and efficient irrigation measures.

How we protect streams, rivers and lakes, Brent Clayton, Justin Mechell, Texas AgriLife Extension Bookstore, L-5530, 2011.

This publication outlines elements of water quality standards with a focus on understanding and controlling non-point source pollution.

TWRI Water Resources Training Courses

GIS Workshop Aug. 3–4
ArcGIS II: Tools and Functionality Sept. 6
Floodplain Delineation with HEC-RAS and GIS Sept. 6–8
SWAT for Beginners Oct. 17–18

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