TWRI awards graduate students water research scholarships

The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) recently awarded Mills Scholarships to five Texas A&M University graduate students for the 2015–16 academic year. The students will use the $5,000 scholarships to pursue water-related research.

The W.G. Mills Endowment supports diverse disciplines pursuing research in water-related studies. TWRI uses the Mills Scholars program to assist current and prospective Texas A&M graduate students studying water resources and hydrology issues in Texas.

Students receiving the scholarships are:

The scholars’ research topics are green water mapping and management for future water savings; extending water availability modeling on the Rio Grande using the Water Rights Analysis Package; future water availability in Texas cities under urbanization and climate change; planning for the future of the San Antonio region; and quantifying water exchange between the Brazos River and the Brazos River Alluvial Aquifer.

Mills Cox, a former chairman of the Texas Water Development Board, funded the W.G. Mills Endowment, which provides the scholarships. More information on the Mills Scholarship Program and the students’ projects is available online or by contacting Danielle Kalisek, TWRI program manager, at

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