Author Archives: MS

Hydrostructural Pedology – Book now available!

HYDROSTRCTURAL PEDOLOGY, Braudeau, E., Assi, A.T., and Mohtar, R.H. Collection Système Terre – Environnement dirigée par André Mariotti (currently available only in French, the book is being translated into English.) 188 pages – Avril 2016; Ouvrage papier en couleur : 39,00 EUR ISBN : 978-1-78405-140-2 (papier) ISBN : 978-1-78406-140-1 (ebook) Recently theorized, the hydrostructural soil science has appeared in the earth sciences. It emerges from the junction of classical soil science – science naturalistic description of internal hierarchical organizations soil and their distribution in the landscape – with systemic thermodynamic water… Read More →

WMHS celebrates Water Daze 2016

WMHS faculty and students celebrated Water Daze 2016 this week.  Students presented posters (which can be found on the Water Program’s Facebook Page:  The Event was co-sponsored by: Texas Water Resources Institute,A&M School of Law , Bush School of Government and Public Service.  Congratulatoions on poster awards: Bassel Daher, 1st Place, Kimberly Rhodes, 2nd Place, and Xiao Shen, 3rd Place

White House Water Summit – 2016 Report

Texas A&M University’s Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus Initiative is announcing three efforts to advance awareness and understanding of, and solutions at, the WEF Nexus. The Initiative will (1) launch a community of practice that will identify and respond to national 20 and global opportunities to assist the development of effective WEF management practices, and to develop a set of common, integrated metrics to better understand the WEF system; (2) develop an educational framework to teach stakeholders about the Nexus, through which the Initiative expects to develop 100 WEF leaders… Read More →

Mohtar at 2016 White House Water Summit

 Working Together to Build a Sustainable Water Future FACT SHEET: Water challenges are facing communities and regions across the United States, impacting millions of lives and costing billions of dollars in damages. These challenges are particularly problematic in predominantly poor, minority, or rural communities, where water inequality can go hand-in-hand with socioeconomic inequality. Recent events, including record-breaking drought in the West, severe flooding in the Southeast, and the water-quality crisis in Flint, MI, have elevated a national dialogue on the state of our Nation’s water resources and infrastructure…. Read More →

Dr. Ali I. Mohamed, Director – Environnmental Systems Division, BENRE-NIFA-USDA

Seminar: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 – 3:00 pm, 317 Scoates Hall FOOD ENERGY NEXUS: NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENT PERSPECTIVE Dr. Mohammed is the director of the Environmental Systems Division (ESD) of the Institute of Bioenergy, Climate and Environment; providing coordination and oversight for the division’s research, extension and education programs. These programs are focusing on the mitigation of environmental impacts of agriculture and improve the quality of our world. The national leadership of this division integrates research, education, and extension expertise to address contemporary environmental and natural resource… Read More →

Data Science Approaches and Challenges – An NSF FEWS workshop

Responding to the NSF call, the workshop has a twofold goal: creating a vision of how data driven methods can make a significant contribution to understanding the nexus among WEF Systems, and identifying data science research needs to realize that vision. University of Minnesota organizers Shekhar, Mulla, bring together a program featuring WEF Nexus state-of-the-art. Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, Director, US Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture will keynote the workshop opening. Texas A&M’s Rabi H. Mohtar will present the WEF Nexus Overview. The workshop will… Read More →

2015 Ven Te Chow Memorial Lecture: Localizing water and food security

Ven Te Chow Memorial Lecture: Localizing water and food security – now available on line: Rabi H. Mohtar (2015) Ven Te Chow Memorial Lecture: Localizing water and food security, Water International, 40:4, 559-567, DOI: 10.1080/02508060.2015.1084209 download

Global Soil Security Symposium (May 18-21, 2015)

The Global Soil Security Symposium will take place on the Texas A&M Campus at the Interdisciplinary Life Sciences (ILS) Building (301 Old Main Drive) in room 1105. Details available at website. View Online Program  View Program (PDF) Check out Local Information on the website for information on College Station–how to get there and things to do.  Additional information will be available in your registration packet.  ____

WEF Nexus Workshop, Washington DC, June 1-2-3

Texas A&M System, Area 41, GWSP and First Future Earth:  WEF Nexus Workshop; June 1 to 3, 2015; Washington DC The workshop, sponsored by Future Earth (through the service of the Global Water System Project) and Texas A&M University, will feature invited speakers, selected unsolicited papers, posters and a reception with time to view the posters. Experts serious about the interactions of Water, Energy and Food are invited to attend. Those with expertise in the development of knowledge and monitoring capabilities related to the W-E-F Nexus are particularly… Read More →

2015 IWRA Ven Te Chow Memorial Award – Prof. Rabi H. Mohtar

2015 IWRA Ven Te Chow Memorial Award – XVth World Water Congress, Edinburgh, Scotland – Prof. Rabi H. Mohtar (lecture: Thursday 28 May, 14:45,  EICC- Pentland Full Suite Level 3.) The Ven Te Chow Memorial Lecture, one of the most prestigious awards of the IWRA, named after Prof. Ven Te Chow, first President of IWRA, an eminent water scientist and leading figure in water resources in the second half of the 20th Century. The Memorial Award was instituted by IWRA in his memory, and is presented at its triennial World… Read More →