More than $143,000 in grant fund requests for water-related research and demonstration projects were approved by the High Plains Underground Water Conservation District (HPWD) Board of Directors at their June 12 meeting in Lubbock.
“The five-member HPWD Board and its seven-member research and demonstration funding reviewed 16 proposals this year. These addressed a wide range of water-related subjects,” said Manager Jason Coleman.
The 11 projects approved for full or partial funding include:
- Edwards-Trinity Aquifer Investigation.
- Plant Polymers for Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Removal.
- Xeric Landscape Installation at an Area Middle School.
- Drought-Tolerant Corn Hybrids.
- Water Quality Parameters for Recharge Wells.
- Water Productivity of Aquaponics.
- Lawn Irrigation Management Workshop.
- Soil Health in Residential Landscapes.
- Playa Field Days and Festivals.
- Texas 4-H Water Ambassadors.
- Rainwater Harvesting Tanks for a Local Community Garden.
“The HPWD Board of Directors are pleased to support these educators and researchers as they work to improve crop production methods, educational efforts, and water use efficiency. All of the approved projects are designed to help conserve and preserve groundwater resources for the future,” said Board President Lynn Tate of Amarillo.
Final reports and other information relating to previously-funded projects are available at www.hpwd.org/research.