Texas A&M AgriLife to renovate Dallas center campus

DALLAS — The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas has begun a comprehensive campus renovation, including construction of a new headquarters building and research facility. The new, environmentally sustainable headquarters, located at 17360 Coit Road, will stand alongside upgraded existing buildings, overhauled infrastructure and new public teaching facilities. The new additions will […]

Water well owner training set for April 28 in Brenham

BRENHAM — Anyone interested in private water well management is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training April 28 in Brenham. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Sales Facility within the Washington County Fairgrounds, 1305 E. Blue Bell Road. “The Texas Well […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for April 18 in Bandera

BANDERA – The Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program of the Texas Water Resources Institute will host a free workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 18 in Bandera for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Medina and Sabinal rivershed areas. The morning session will be at the Mansfield Park Recreational […]

Social media training for natural resources professionals April 13-14 in Austin

AUSTIN – The Texas Watershed Planning Program of the Texas Water Resources Institute will hold a social media workshop for natural resources professionals April 13-14 at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, 12100 Park 35 Circle in Austin. A “Finding Success for Science Through Social Media – Tips, Tools and Tactics for Natural Resource Professionals” […]

Water well trainings and screenings set for April in the Panhandle

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer Texas Well Owner Network trainings and screenings throughout the Texas Panhandle in April, said program coordinators. The Texas Water Resources Institute is partnering with AgriLife Extension and the network on these programs. “Private well owners in Texas are independently responsible for monitoring the quality […]

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 […]