Archive for Water

It’s no secret to anyone that Texas is hot and that with heat comes drought. Across the more than 269,000 square miles that make up the state, many Texans constantly fight cycles of drought or flooding season after season. In these places, good water management is essential and thanks to new resea…


By the year 2025 it is projected that nearly 2 billion people will live in areas of water scarcity. These projections point to the need for advanced water and wastewater treatment technologies to provide options for an ever-increasing water demand. One of the steps in water decontamination is filtr…


The 2014 and 2015 Summer Institutes on Flooding brings together domain experts from invited federal, state, municipal, and NGO stakeholder agencies with academics and industry in a highly interactive visioneering format with talks, demonstrations, and walkthroughs at Disaster City. Register Now:  S…


Usually, when you mention bacteria in connection with water, it’s a bad thing. But one Texas A&M engineering researcher believes the right bacteria are a natural weapon for fighting an emerging water contaminant: estrogen. Increasingly sensitive methods of screening water for polluting substan…


Si Gou, a Ph.D. student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received the 2013 Farvolden Awardfrom the National Ground Water Association (NGWA). Gou was one of four students recognized with the award at the 2013 NGWA 2013 Summit. She earned the honor for he…


As news of the earthquake that devastated Haiti grabbed the world’s attention in 2010, a group of Texas A&M University undergraduate and graduate students received an urgent request for help. They were ready. The group had been meeting every Friday with civil engineering professor Bryan Boulan…


Si Gou, a Ph.D. student in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, has received a fellowship from the Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future program. Gou is part of the Ecohydrology Research Group in the civil engineering department’s Environmental and Water R…