HPWD Board of Directors Award for Research and Demonstration Fund 2021-2022 | KLBK | KAMC
LUBBOCK, Texas (press release) – The following is a press release from the HPWD:
Funding of over $ 325,000 for water-related research, demonstration and education projects was approved by the High Plains Groundwater Conservation District (HPWD) Board of Directors at its regular meeting of June 8.
Since 2014, HPWD has provided financial support for water conservation research, demonstration and education efforts in its 16-county service area. Funding recipients are required to provide annual progress reports to the Water District. Additionally, they must give an in-person update on their project at a monthly HPWD board meeting.
14 projects have been submitted for 2021-2022 funding. Each was evaluated by an eight-member committee that included three members of the HPWD board of directors, two members of the county advisory committee, two members of the public and the general manager.
Of these, 10 projects were approved for funding. They are:
- Booker T. Washington Garden Water Catch Improvement Project.
- Development of a Stress Tolerant Specialty Corn Genetics and Production System as a High Value Crop Option for Limited Water Capacities – Year 2.
- Field evaluation of sensor and communication platforms.
- Dryland industrial hemp fiber yield compared to limited irrigation.
- Days and festivals of Ogallala Commons Playa.
- Herbal polymers as effective treatment agents in removing microplastics, dissolved solids and ions from groundwater.
- Preston Smith Elementary Star Garden (with rainwater harvesting).
- Remote sensing analysis of changes in irrigated areas.
- Texas 4-H Water Ambassador Program.
- Educational exhibit on waterworks at the FiberMax Center for Discovery.
Annual reports (2014-2020) and other information on HPWD’s research and demonstration funding program are available at www.hpwd.org/research.
Established in 1951 by local residents and the Texas Legislature, the High Plains Water District strives to conserve, preserve, protect and prevent the waste of groundwater in its 16-county service area. HPWD is the first groundwater conservation district established in Texas.
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(High Plains Underground Water Conservation District Press Release No. 1)