New Waves March 2011

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

Educational resources for World Water Day, March 22

All over the globe, World Water Day will be celebrated on March 22. The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service have a wide variety of educational resources that can be used for this water-themed day.

TWRI provides online access to educational materials, technical reports and articles on a various water issues in txH2O magazine. Easy to use fact sheets on water quality, including topics such as rainwater harvesting and watersheds, are available from TWRI online. Additionally, locating Texas A&M University water resources faculty members who deal with a variety of water topics is made easy through the TWRI water resource specialist directory.

The Texas AgriLife Extension Bookstore is another convenient resource for finding quality information on water issues, with materials such as Stormwater Wetlands for the Texas Gulf Coast and Making a Rain Barrel in their water section. The Texas Watershed Steward program, which is now fully available online, provides science-based, watershed education to help citizens identify and take action to address local water quality impairments. AgriLife Extension’s Rainwater Harvesting website provides extensive information online and in publications.

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