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Scientists seek sustainable water supply for a thirsty world

Scientists seek sustainable water supply for a thirsty world

Edge of the Desert: Around the world, water supplies are threatened. The discovery of drugs in public drinking water is just the latest crisis in the United States. From California to Columbia, a larger problem looms—the ongoing availability of the resource itself. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are at the forefront of scientific efforts to ensure a sustainable global water supply, examining water use for energy, agriculture and population growth.

Oil Recovery Expert and Ecology Spokesperson Tad Patzek of UC-Berkeley Named Chair of Nation’s Top Petroleum Engineering Department

Oil Recovery Expert and Ecology Spokesperson Tad Patzek of UC-Berkeley Named Chair of Nation’s Top Petroleum Engineering Department

Tad Patzek, professor of geoengineering at the University of California-Berkeley, will become chair of the Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Austin effective Sept. 1.

Advanced Energy Consortium Will Develop Micro and NanoSensors to Boost Energy Production

The Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin’s Jackson School of Geosciences announces the Advanced Energy Consortium (AEC), a multimillion-dollar research consortium dedicated to the development of micro and nanotechnology applications to increase oil and gas production.

Bureau of Economic Geology Receives $38 Million for First Large-Scale U.S. Test Storing Carbon Dioxide Underground

The Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin has received a 10-year, $38 million subcontract to conduct the first intensively monitored, long-term project in the United States studying the feasibility of injecting a large volume of carbon dioxide (CO2) for underground storage.