The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) will hold the 2012 Texas Water Summit: Securing Water for Texas’ Future at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center on May 20-21. This summit will explore the major challenges of ensuring future water resources including supply and demand, water science and conservation, surface and… » Continue Reading
The University of Texas at Austin will host the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Technical Committee Meeting on March 19-23. The OGC is an international consortium of more than 435 companies, government agencies, research organizations and universities participating in a consensus process to develop publicly available standards that make it easier for systems to communicate geographic information.… » Continue Reading
Through a $2.9 million, three-year grant from the Minerals Management Service (MMS), a team led by University of Texas at Austin marine scientists will assess the biological and chemical conditions on the seabed of the Chukchi Sea before the area opens for offshore oil drilling.
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.