The Texas Water Resources Institute, TWRI, is hosting a meeting on Dec. 12 in Rockport to discuss ongoing research in the Little Bay watershed involving microbial source tracking and human health risk analysis.
The meeting will be at 2 p.m. at the Bay Education Center, 121 Seabreeze Drive.
TWRI is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Meeting discussion topics
Shay Postma, research associate with TWRI and AgriLife Research, Bryan-College Station, said the meeting will be the first of two with watershed stakeholders to discuss recent research project findings. The Dec. 12 initial meeting will provide an overview of the research conducted to date, as well as preliminary results. There will also be an opportunity for discussion and stakeholder input.
TWRI is coordinating this project along with the University of Texas Health Houston School of Public Health and Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, with the goals of evaluating recently published microbial source tracking data from Little Bay and estimating potential human health risks associated with different recreational activities in the bay via a mathematical modeling approach.
This project was funded by a Texas Coastal Management Program grant approved by the Texas Land Commissioner, providing financial assistance under the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office for Coastal Management, pursuant to NOAA Award No. NA22NOS4190148.
For more information, contact Postma at email@example.com, Anna Gitter at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Nicole Powers at email@example.com. Read more about the project at littlebay.twri.tamu.edu.