Texas A&M University-Kingsville's Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering has received a five-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology for Sustainable Water Use (CREST-SWU).
The center will facilitate regional, multidisciplinary research, education and stakeholder collaborations to advance the understanding of sustainable water in the context of complex physical, climatic, regulatory and social-economical settings.
Teams of faculty and students from the College of Engineering and the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will develop and assess water monitoring networks, models and management tools to promote sustainable water use in South Texas.
“The overall goal for CREST-SWU is to integrate academic researchers, regional stakeholders and regulatory policy experts to develop management strategies for attaining sustainable water use in semi-arid regions, particularly from the perspective of the water, energy and food security nexus,” said Dr. Mohammad S. Alam, dean of the College of Engineering.
Read the university's news release for more information.