A key goal of the upcoming Ogallala Aquifer Summit April 9-10, 2018 is to help people find out what's going on in other Ogallala states and to facilitate the exchange of information across state lines. Background material in the form of white papers for each Ogallala State covers state approaches to managing the aquifer, producer practices, and new developments related to science/data and policy. An additional paper on crop insurance rounds out the set.
Master’s research assistantship available for a graduate student to study the economic impacts of alternative water management strategies and/or policies to conserve water in the Ogallala Aquifer at WTAMU in Canyon, TX.
The Nov/Dec 2017 issue of the Colorado Water Institute's magazine-style newsletter Colorado Water is now available! The issue's content was provided by Ogallala Water CAP collaborators from across the region. Eleven feature articles cover topics ranging from groundwater law and social views on water, to livestock systems, and different research projects underway related to irrigation technologies, soil health, and integrated modeling focused on understanding better how the combination of cropping, economic decision making and weather affect aquifer water levels.
Two OWCAP project team members from KSU will receive awards on Oct 24, 2017 at The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) annual meeting in Tampa, FL. Alan Schlegel (KSU) is being recognized for his outstanding achievement in applying research principles to solve practical problems in soil science. Chuck Rice is being recognized for his outstanding contributions to soil science on the international scene.
Leaders in water management from all eight Ogallala region states will meet to compare successful approaches and explore interstate opportunities that have the potential to benefit Ogallala communities and the ag industry reliant on this critical and declining resource. Conference details to be released soon.