This txH2O highlight is a profile article about Jude Benavides, Ph.D., an associate professor in the School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV).
Benavides is a Rio Grande Valley native who shows that balancing public service and academic research is possible and impactful.
Benavides has been a part of the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership since 2006, helping to implement the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Protection Plan. He has also been involved with the Lower Laguna Madre/Brownsville Ship Channel watershed, called the Brownsville Resaca watershed by some.
In the article, Benavides said the quickly urbanizing watersheds have been understudied and that UTRGV has partnered with the Texas Water Resources Institute and the Texas A&M University System to together focus on regional water needs.
The newest txH2O magazine, which focuses on the Rio Grande, has recently been published with updated information about the Arroyo Colorado Watershed Partnership and other projects along the Rio Grande.