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TAMUK receives $5 million dollar grant to establish sustainable water program.

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Posted at 10:22 PM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 23:22:53-04

Texas A&M University Kingsville has received a $5 million dollar grant to start a Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology for sustainable water use.

According the Kingsville website, the 5-year grant from the National Science Foundation will kickstart a program to research and collaborate on creating sustainable water in an ever changing climatic setting.

“The overall goal for CREST-SWU is to integrate academic researchers, regional stakeholders and regulatory policy experts to develop management strategies for attaining sustainable water use in semi-arid regions, particularly from the perspective of the water, energy and food security nexus,” said Dr. Mohammad D. Alam, dean of the College of Engineering.

Throughout the five years, 10 doctoral students, 33 masters students, and 27 undergrads from the College of Engineering and the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will focus on the project.

“The center’s integrated educational program will recruit students from the South Texas region and provide them with knowledge, skills and motivation to become next-generation water sustainability experts,” Alam said.