Top 10 TWRI articles from 2023

The sunrises over a creek in Athens, Texas, in July 2023. (Sam Craft/Texas A&M AgriLife Marketing and Communications)

Reflecting on a productive year, the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) team is sharing our top 10 most-read articles, including content from the fall 2023 issue of txH2O and TWRI News.

Here are the top 10 TWRI articles from 2023: 

  1. Drought update: August 2023: Keep up with the evolving drought and heat impacts in Texas with first-hand accounts from around the state. 
  2. Water research roundup: new research from TWRI and around Texas: Catch up on peer-reviewed research by TWRI scientists and water researchers around the state in the month of September. 
  3. What are PFAS?: An introduction to the science behind per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and their implications for human and environmental health. 
  4. Texas A&M AgriLife scientist publishes complete U.S.-Mexico borderlands aquifer map: TWRI scientist Rosario Sanchez produces the first-ever complete U.S.-Mexico transboundary aquifer map. 
  5. Rangeland management is key to sustaining the Ogallala Aquifer: New research from TWRI research specialist Ed Rhodes and co-authors suggests that rangeland management strategies could help slow the depletion of the Ogallala Aquifer, a key freshwater resource. 
  6. Texas Legislature: water bills outlook: Every two years the Texas Legislature convenes in Austin for a whirlwind 180-day session. Thousands of bills are filed each session, and numerous water-related bills have been filed in the 88th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature. 
  7. How often should I get my well water tested?: Learning the ins and outs of water well maintenance can be daunting. Joel Pigg and the Texas Well Owner Network answer well owners' common questions and provide insights on protecting well water quality. 
  8. New research quantifies how much ag best practices help protect water quality: Recently published research co-authored by TWRI and Oklahoma Water Resources Center scientists shows how small land management changes can improve local waterways. 
  9. First Ever Borderlands Aquifer Map: TWRI’s Rosario Sanchez reflects on leading the development of the first complete U.S.-Mexico borderlands aquifer map and why it matters. 
  10. Most Americans are oblivious to ‘forever chemicals’ and risks: A first-of-its-kind public awareness study by TWRI scientists shows that knowledge of PFAS chemicals is low. 

Most-read article favorites from past years' txH2O magazines included:

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As a communications specialist for TWRI, Sarah Richardson works with the institute's communications team leading graphic design projects including TWRI News, flyers, brochures, reports, documents and other educational materials. 

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