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txH2O Fall 2013

TWRI welcomes new staff

TWRI Brief

Joel Andrus joined the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) in September 2013 as a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service associate. Andrus is assisting in program planning and development in water resources. He is leading TWR I’s Basin Approach to Address Bacterial Impairments in Basins 15, 16 and 17 project, funded by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Through this project, TWRI will implement a new paradigm for addressing multiple bacterial impairments simultaneously within certain Texas river basins. The Colorado-Lavaca (15), Lavaca (16) and Lavaca-Guadalupe (17) basins are the focus for this effort. The project team will address four individual bacterial impairments on segments of Tres Palacious and Arenosa creek and on two segments of the Lavaca River.

Before joining TWRI, Andrus spent eight years as a consulting engineer, helping various government agencies in Utah and Nevada address water-related issues. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in applied physics and a Master of Science in civil engineering

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