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US News article: “The Southwest is Swallowing Texas”

February 8, 2016

A new article came out in U.S. News & World Report entitled “The Southwest is Swallowing Texas: As grass gives way to desert across the Lone Star State, the nation’s fastest growing cities may be left high and dry.”  The article…

Kappe Lecturer 2015

September 22, 2015

ESI Director Jay Banner was selected as the 2015 Kappe Lecturer of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.  This prestigious lectureship was endowed in 1989 to “share the knowledge of today’s practitioners with tomorrow’s environmental engineers and scientists”…

 

Purpose of the Tree Project Study

May 7, 2011

In central Texas, periods of intermittent and unpredictable drought strain water resources necessary for human use and ecosystem health. Serious drought has been present at least once every decade of the 20th century (Riggio et al, 1987). The instrumental record…

Climate and Water Research, 2010

August 4, 2010

Taking advantage of state-of-the-art facilities and led by experts among its affiliated faculty, ESI helps sponsor, support, and conduct environmental science research across central Texas.  Like ESI, these research efforts transcend disciplinary boundaries.  Featured current projects include: Texas Climate Change…