October

Meet a scientist: Virender Sharma

A winding career in chemistry has inspired a Texas A&M professor to tackle environmental problems using a single compound.

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Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership launches re-design of website

The Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership has updated its website with a modern, easy-to-navigate layout. The new site has much of the same information as the old one and includes a story map with a tour of the Lower Rio Grande Valley.

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New irrigation specialist joins TWRI

TWRI’s new irrigation specialist, Ali Ajaz, Ph.D., sees an innovation opportunity at the nexus of irrigation management and drought monitoring.

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Texas Water Journal publishes new commentary on Rio Grande water deliveries

The Texas Water Journal invited The Honorable Jayne Harkins, P.E., U.S. Commissioner for the International Boundary and Water Commission, to share her thoughts on water deliveries from Mexico to the Rio Grande in a commentary titled, “Commentary: Fact vs. Fiction on Rio Grande Deliveries.”

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txH2O highlight: Working wonders with ferrate

Virender Sharma, Ph.D., a professor in the Texas A&M School of Public Health, uses a simple, abundant and environmentally friendly element — iron — to clean water. In the txH2O article, Working wonders with ferrate, Sharma explains the process he has been researching for years.

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Urban water conservation specialist needed in Dallas

The Texas A&M AgriLife Center at Dallas has an open position for an Extension specialist II focused on urban water conservation.

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Water quality project funding opportunity for Hill Country landowners

Texas Water Resources Institute partner group, the Hill Country Headwaters Conservation Initiative, is offering a stewardship funding opportunity for ranchers, farmers and wildlife managers. Pre-applications are being accepted through Oct. 30.

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Texas A&M, UTEP researchers win grant to study CO2 release on irrigated arid soils

Researchers from Texas A&M University and the University of Texas-El Paso have won a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The researchers want to close the current knowledge gap about CO2 emissions from chemical reactions in irrigated soils.

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Citrus Center releases novel citrus irrigation video

The Texas A&M-Kingsville Citrus Center has released a new video that details a novel way to irrigate citrus trees that could benefit plant health, yield, economic, and water conservation for the producer.

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