Water University presented with Innovative Water Supply Award for education

DALLAS — Water University, an educational outreach program of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center of Dallas, recently received the Texas Water Development Board’s Innovative Water Supply Award for education. The award was presented Jan. 24 at a conference held at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin. According to the […]

Research shows Central Texas landscapes can go ‘thirsty’ but still thrive

SAN ANTONIO — Many ornamental plants popular in Central Texas landscapes can still grow and thrive when watered using half or less of the usual recommended irrigation amounts, according to research results recently published by two Texas A&M AgriLife institutes. A drought survivability study, conducted in San Antonio throughout 2015, investigated how 97 plant species […]

Research team enhances identification process for bacterial pollution in watersheds

COLLEGE STATION — For more than a decade, the Texas Bacterial Source Tracking Program has improved the identification process for bacterial pollution sources in watersheds across Texas, helping restore water quality and protect human health, according to a Texas Water Resources Institute official. “Because of the efforts of this joint program with the Texas Water […]

Advanced metering infrastructure training set for Nov. 30 in Waco

WACO —  The Texas Water Resources Institute and Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station along with Johnson Controls are coordinating an advanced metering infrastructure system training for water utilities Nov. 30 in Waco. The free workshop will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Brazos River Authority, 4600 Cobbs Drive. Seating is limited to 45 people. […]

Advanced metering infrastructure system workshop set Nov. 29 in Wylie

WYLIE — The Texas Water Resources Institute and Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station along with Johnson Controls are coordinating an advanced metering infrastructure system training for water utilities Nov. 29 in Wylie. The free workshop will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at North Texas Municipal Water District, 505 E. Brown St. Seating is limited to […]

Fire summit slated for Dec. 7-9 in Manhattan, Kansas

MANHATTAN, KANSAS — The Fire Summit 2016: Changing Fire Regimes, a regional conference on fire science in the Great Plains, is set for Dec. 7-9 at the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center in Manhattan, Kansas. “This meeting is for all landowners, fire managers, firefighters and agency personnel who work with fire in the Great Plains,” […]

Advanced metering infrastructure system workshop set for Nov. 10 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO —  The Texas Water Resources Institute and Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station along with Johnson Controls are coordinating an advanced metering infrastructure system training for water utilities Nov. 10 in San Antonio. The free workshop will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the San Antonio River Authority Wastewater Treatment Facility, 1720 Farm-to-Market Road 1516 […]

Advanced metering infrastructure system workshop set for Nov. 9 in Cypress

CYPRESS  –  An advanced metering infrastructure system training for water utilities personnel is set for Nov. 9 in Cypress. The free workshop will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Richard and Meg Weekley Community Center, 8440 Greenhouse Road. Seating is limited to 45 people. Participants should preregister for the event at http://nrt.tamu.edu/ami by Oct. 31. […]

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences observes World Food Day

COLLEGE STATION – World Food Day, marked each year on Oct. 16, can look to universities and scientists to discover new and sustainable ways to feed the ever-growing global population, Texas A&M University officials said. The United Nations estimates the global population, currently more than 7.3 billion people, is growing steadily and is expected to […]