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Meet a scientist: Jaclyn Robertson

Jaclyn Robertson is a third-generation Aggie and the fourth generation to live on her family's property in Milano County, Texas. Her strong connection to her community and deep Texas roots is what motivates her work as an AgriLife Extension associate for the Texas Water Resources Institute.

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The sinking situation of subsidence

The unique nature of the ground under Houston and the Gulf Coast, plus the area’s long history of groundwater pumping, create the perfect storm for sinking cities

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Laying the groundwork for transboundary groundwater

One of the main outcomes of the Permanent Forum of Binational Waters’ first conference was the idea for a task force to help strategically focus future work on binational groundwater management.

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Trees: Unsung heroes of the water cycle

More than just water users, trees are an essential part of the water cycle by drawing up water from the ground and transferring it to the atmosphere through transpiration.

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TWRI program spotlight: Our groundwater projects

For the month of March, we are spotlighting our groundwater programs, which include the Texas Well Owner Network, the Ogallala Aquifer Program, the Ogallala Water Coordinated Agricultural Project and the Transboundary Water Portal.

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New CAST paper published on impact of aquifer depletion on U.S. agriculture

A new Council of Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST) paper, authored by a task force of university and government researchers, explores the long-term impact of aquifer depletion on U.S. agriculture, suggesting that increased competition for the use of water from aquifers may negatively affect future agricultural practices in drier regions of the United States.

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Playas: Refilling the Ogallala Aquifer?

Playas are capable of providing up to 95 percent of an aquifer's recharge. The goal of the Texas Playa Conservation Initiative is to restore playas and increase awareness among the public of the important role playas play in their daily lives. Do you have a playa on your land?

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A look back: txH2O Highlights

Conservation Matters is beginning a new series highlighting previous articles from TWRI's biannual magazine, txH2O.

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Learn more about groundwater during Groundwater Awareness Week

The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) is celebrating National Groundwater Awareness Week March 11-17 along with the National Groundwater Association, the Texas Groundwater Protection Committee and other organizations across the United States to highlight the responsible development, management and use of groundwater.

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New txH2O examines groundwater in Texas

Did you know groundwater is the largest source of water in Texas, comprising almost 60 percent of water use in the state? Did you also know that storing water supplies underground is becoming an important tool for helping Texans meet future water demands?

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