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txH2O highlight: Getting their feet wet

At the Texas Water Resources Institute, a Graduate Student Research Grant Program exists to help Texas university graduate students in water resources and related fields gain experience applying for competitive research grants. The article, Getting their feet wet, from the 2010 issue of txH2O, has more information about the program.

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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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txH2O highlight: Disappearing habitat

In the summer 2015 issue of txH2O, the article Disappearing habitat explains how water and land management changes in Texas impacted the rice production industry and waterfowl habitat.

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txH2O highlight: How does water quality monitoring work?

Water security in Texas depends on water quality monitoring. At Texas Water Resources Institute, watershed restoration projects require consistent water quality monitoring once every two weeks for two years. In the water security issue of txH2O, the article How does water quality monitoring work? gives a behind-the-scenes look.

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txH2O highlight: On the fast track

The article On the fast track summarizes how Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service professionals were able to help producers make the most of their available water resources when they were limited.

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txH2O highlight: Do you live in Flash Flood Alley?

Do you live in one of the most flood-prone regions in North America? Just in time for hurricane season, the June txH2O highlight is Do you live in Flash Flood Alley? from the fall 2016 Texas’ Extreme Weather issue.

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txH2O highlight: Unlocking secrets of the vadose zone

The vadose zone, the layer of earth that lies between topsoil and groundwater, could have answers for drought prediction and mitigation according to the fall 2012 txH2O article, Unlocking secrets of the vadose zone.

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txH2O highlight: Satellites, sensors and soil

In the summer 2015 issue of txH2O, the article Satellites, sensors and soil explains how NASA, the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University use different monitoring strategies, including satellites and in-ground sensors, to research soil moisture.

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txH2O highlight: Living life with less water

With Groundwater Awareness Week in March, we are highlighting an article from the Ogallala Aquifer edition of the fall 2018 txH2O, Living life with less water. 

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txH2O highlight: Understanding water security

What does water security mean to you? In preparation for the publication of our winter 2020 issue of txH2— a focus on the connection of water and health — we are highlighting the article Understanding water security.

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txH2O highlight: The key to perfecting water reuse?

With Texas’ decreasing water availability and increasing water demand, a growing number of water providers are using or considering water reuse, either direct or indirect, for drinking water.

In the spring 2016 issue of txH2O, TWRI published an article about scientists from the Texas A&M University System successfully demonstrating the feasibility of using electron beam, or eBeam, to treat wastewater for direct potable reuse.

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txH2O highlight: What’s your water footprint?

When making New Year’s resolutions for 2020, add water conservation to your goals! What’s your water footprint?, an article in our Fall 2009 txH2O, lists the amount of water used for many common activities.

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txH2O highlight: Home sweet home

Did you know that Texas A&M AgriLife opened the first WaterSense-labeled house in the Dallas-Fort Worth region? We spotlighted the home in our Fall 2013 issue of txH2O and you will find it on page 12 in the issue’s pdf.

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txH2O highlight: Where in the world are they now?

With pre-proposal deadlines approaching on Oct. 28 for Texas Water Resources Institute’s graduate scholarship programs, this txH2O highlight is focused on an article about the success of previous scholarship recipients.

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txH2O highlight: Earning high marks

This month’s txH2O highlight is from the Fall 2017 issue of the magazine and focuses on the effectiveness of low impact development (LID) practices in reducing negative environmental impacts of urban growth.

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txH2O highlight: Safe water = Secure water

With populations increasing, there is an increased likelihood of the need for intensive water reuse, according to experts. August’s txH2O highlight is Safe water = Secure water, an article about Texas A&M University researchers studying ways to remove more chemicals from water during the treatment process.

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txH2O highlight: 21st Century Irrigation

Did you know a whole crop can be irrigated using a cell phone app? July is Smart Irrigation Month and TWRI has many resources about modern irrigation practices for producers in our magazine, txH2O.

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txH2O highlight: Advancing conservation

Summer is here, and despite the recent increase in rainfall, water conservation is still important for the increasing population of Texas. txH2O highlight No. 6 is an article about how homeowners and utilities can conserve water using new technologies.  

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txH2O highlight: How to deal with extremes

April showers have brought some May floods. This month’s txH2O highlight includes a list of resources related to flooding and drought.

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txH2O highlight: Texas is vulnerable to climate change

April’s txH2O highlight is about the predictions of climate change impacts in Texas. The article, Texas is vulnerable to climate change, from the winter 2008 climate change issue, mentions future challenges resulting from increased populations, hotter temperatures and high greenhouse gas emissions.

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txH2O highlight: Underground and Under Scrutiny

This month’s txH2O highlight was chosen with Groundwater Awareness Week (March 11-15) in mind. Underground and Under Scrutiny from the Summer 2014 groundwater issue of txH2O examines the options for keeping the growing number of residents in Texas supplied with water.

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txH2O highlight: Breaking Barriers

This month’s txH2O highlight focuses on the successful restoration of a Texas wetland project. The saltwater marsh known as Magic Ridge Marsh had blocked tidal flow. Over the years, blocked channels and stagnant, salty waters caused the marsh to degrade.

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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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