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Institute adds to water team

Institute adds to water team

The Texas Water Resources Institute’s (TWRI) water team continues to increase its expertise and capabilities, adding three members within the last year: Ed Rhodes, Kirby Young and Nathan Glavy.

Water team

Ed Rhodes, Kirby Young and Nathan Glavy

Rhodes joined TWRI as a research associate in 2017. In this position, he provides leadership for the institute’s various water quality monitoring projects and assists with quality assurance activities associated with primary and secondary data collection efforts.

His research interests include GIS applications in water quality assessments and monitoring and implications of land use/cover on water quality and watershed assessment.

Rhodes received his bachelor’s degree in rangeland ecology and management from Texas A&M University and his master’s in rangeland ecology and management from Oregon State University.

Prior to joining the institute, Rhodes worked as a research associate for Texas A&M AgriLife Research in Vernon, Temple and College Station.

As a research assistant, Young works on various watershed protection, management and research projects with university faculty; state, local and federal governments; and stakeholders to address statewide water-related issues.

Young initially joined TWRI as a graduate student researcher in 2016. She received her bachelor’s degree in geosciences with a minor in Spanish from Trinity University in San Antonio and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Texas A&M’s Water Management and Hydrological Science Program.

Young is a certified Texas geoscientist-in-training, and her research interests include hydrology, hydrogeology and water quality.

Glavy is an extension program specialist for the institute and works on watershed planning projects and trainings, as well as water quality and riparian education. He also provides leadership for various research and extension projects, working with university faculty; state, local and federal government agencies; and stakeholders to address statewide water-related issues.

Glavy initially joined the institute as a graduate research assistant in 2017. He received his master’s in water management and hydrological sciences from Texas A&M University, and his bachelor’s degree in environmental studies with a minor in geography from Texas A&M University as well.

His research interests include water conservation and education and public health issues associated with drinking water quality.

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