Topic: Water resources

Texans Show Strong Support for Water Infrastructure Funding, According to UT/Texas Tribune Poll

Oct. 14, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas A majority of Texas voters believe it is important for the state to invest in water infrastructure and support a constitutional amendment allotting a portion of the state's Rainy Day Fund to finance water projects, according to a University of Texas at Austin/Texas Tribune poll.

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Chemists Work to Desalt the Ocean for Drinking Water, One Nanoliter at a Time

June 27, 2013

[caption id="attachment_40911" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="A prototype "water chip" developed by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin in collaboration with a startup company."]water chip, Electrochemically Mediated Seawater Desalination[/caption]

By creating a small electrical field that removes salts from seawater, chemists at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Marburg in Germany have introduced a new method for the desalination of seawater that consumes less energy and is dramatically simpler than conventional techniques. The new method requires so little energy that it can run on a store-bought battery.

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Pakistan floods rival earthquakes, tsunamis in severity

Oct. 22, 2010
Flood waters cover the area near the border of Sindh and Balochistan.

No one imagined the thirsty land of Pakistan would see massive devastation due to an excess of water. A Fulbright Scholar and grad student makes a plea for support.

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Scientists seek sustainable water supply for a thirsty world

April 14, 2008

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 loomsthe 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.

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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and The University of Texas at Austin Form Academic Partnership

March 5, 2008

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and The University of Texas at Austin today announced a research and educational partnership in computational earth sciences and engineering.

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