New Waves June 2011

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

RGBI releases latest Accomplishments Report

RGBI releases latest Accomplishments Report The 2010-2011 Annual Accomplishment Report for the Efficient Irrigation for Water Conservation in the Rio Grande Basin Federal Initiative—known as the Rio Grande Basin Initiative (RGBI)—has been released. The report includes 86 pages of project accomplishments, outcomes, results, efforts and publications.

“The annual RGBI Accomplishment Report is a culmination of information from all of the research and Extension personnel involved in the project from both Texas and New Mexico,” said Danielle Kalisek, Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) project manager. “This publication highlights all of the water and dollar savings, new findings, results, workshops and trainings, new publications and continued efforts throughout the project year. It is a great resource for telling our RGBI story and showing how we all work as a team, striving toward efficient irrigation and water conservation.”

“This report is all about being accountable for the funds we receive and showing our outcomes and outputs to the funding agency, other agencies, between all project members, and for the citizens of the Rio Grande Basin,” said Dr. B.L. Harris, RGBI project director. “As a result of RGBI, nearly 500,000 acre-feet of water are saved annually through more efficient and conservative agricultural and urban practices.”

The report is available online. For more information, see riogrande.tamu.edu.

RGBI, which began in 2001, is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture and is administered by the TWRI and the New Mexico State University Water Task Force.

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