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Volume 11, number 1, Spring 2016

2 I Q & A with Dr. John C. Tracy 5 I Bringing water-use data to life

Web portal assists utilities and consumers with water-use efficiency

9 I Off and running Aggie scientists invent high-tech system to reduce landscape runoff 13 I Less is more

Expanded WaterMyYard Program helps Texans reduce water use for healthier lawns

16 I Innovative information Online dashboard designed to help farmers irrigate just enough, at just the right time

21 I The key to perfecting water reuse Researchers prove eBeam technology successfully removes water contaminants

26 I Unconventional resources

Researchers examine replacing freshwater with alternative waters in oil and gas well fracturing

30 I TWRI in 2015

Another year of helping Texans make every drop count

32 I Briefs txH 2O is published two times a year by the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI), which Water graphic by

is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. TWRI is funded in part by the U.S. Geological Survey and authorized by the Water Resources Research Act. To subscribe to txH2O or Conservation Matters, TWRI’s monthly e-mail newsletter, visit

Texas Water Resources Institute's txH2O Spring 2016  

Articles on water resources research and education.