The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) has awarded two U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) graduate student research grants for March 2020 – February 2021.
The grant winners are:
- Manqing Shao, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University. Advisor: Huilin Gao, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering. Research: Improving surface water availability estimates by accounting for projected changes of reservoir evaporation: A case study in Upper Trinity River Basin.
- Minki Hong, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Texas A&M. Advisors: Dr. Zhuping Sheng, Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso and Dr. Binayak Mohanty, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering. Research: Impact of climatic extremes on net subsurface discharge considering hydrologic linkage among vadose zone-unconfined aquifer-stream in Rio Grande Basin.
TWRI administers the program with funds from USGS through the National Institutes for Water Resources. Since 2001, TWRI has awarded more than $688,000 in USGS grants to support 128 students in water resources-related fields. This program is supported by funding received from the USGS through the Water Resources Research Act of 1984.
TWRI’s USGS Graduate Research Program will begin accepting applications for the next funding cycle during fall 2020 and is open to graduate students at all universities in Texas. For more information, see the program’s web page.