Publications

Texas AgriLife Research & Extension Center at El Paso

Refereed Publications, Proceedings and Technical Reports

2000 to 2014

Additional Publications are listed by year below in “Other Publications”

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Refereed Journal Publications and Book Chapters – 2014

Adams, R.P., M.A. Arnold, A.R. King, J.J. Griffin, J.K. Iles, G.W. Knox, G.V. McDonald, and G. Niu. 2014. Environmentally induced variation in the leaf volatile terpenes of Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich. (Cupressaceae). Phytologia 96(3):167-177.

Cai, X., Y. Sun, T. Starman, C. Hall, and G. Niu. 2014. Response of 18 Earth-Kind® rose cultivars to salt stress. HortScience 49(5):544–549.

Cai, X., T. Starman, G. Niu, and C. Hall. 2014. The effect of substrate moisture content on growth and physiological responses of two landscape roses (Rosa x hybrid L.). HortScience 49(6):741–745.

Cai, X., G. Niu, T. Starman, and C. Hall. 2014. Response of six garden roses (Rosa x hybrid L.) to salt stress. Scientia Horticulturae 168:27-32.

Corral Diaz, B., J.R. Peralta-Videa, E. Alvarez-Parrilla, J. Rodrigo-García, P. Osuna-Avila, G. Niu, J.A. Hernandez-Viezcas, J. L. Gardea-Torresdey. 2014. Cerium oxide nanoparticles alter the antioxidant capacity but do not impact tuber ionome in Raphanus sativus. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 84:277-285.

Ganjegunte, G.K., Z. Sheng, and J.A. Clark. 2014. Soil Salinity and Sodicity Appraisal by Electromagnetic Induction in Irrigated Cotton Soils. Land Degradation & Development. 25:228-235.

Greyvenstein, O., T. Starman, B. Pemberton, G. Niu, and D. Byrne. 2014. Effect of two week high temperature treatment on flower quality and abscission of Rosa L. ‘Belinda’s Dream’ and ‘RADrazz’ under controlled growing environments. HortScience 49(6):701–705.

Sheng, Z., and X. Zhao, 2014. Special Issue on Managed Aquifer Recharge: Powerful management tool for meeting water resources challenges, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)HE. 1943-5584.0001139, published online on November 25, 2014.

Sun, Y., G. Niu, P. Osuna, L. Zhao, G. K. Ganjegunte, G. Peterson, J.R. Peralta-Videa,  and J. L. Gardea-Torresdey. 2014. Variability in Salt Tolerance of Sorghum bicolor L. Agricultural Science. 2:9-21.

Zhang, Z., D. He, D., G. Niu, and R. Gao. 2014. Concomitant CAM and C3 photosynthetic pathway in Dendrobium officinale plants. Journal of American Society for Horticultural Sciences 139(3):290–298.

Zhang, N., Z. Sheng, S. Qi, J. He, and S. Li. 2014. Mechanisms and conditions of compression extrusion of a horizontal-dip thin soft rock strata. Journal of Engineering Geology (in Chinese). 22(4): 610-624.

Zhao, L.; R. Peralta-Videa, R. Cyren; J. Hernandez-Viezcas, Y. Sun, G. Niu, A. Servin, J. Nunez, M. Duarte-Gardea, J. Gardea-Torresdey. 2014. CeO2 and ZnO nanoparticles change the nutritional qualities of cucumber (Cucumis sativus). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 62:2752−2759.

Ahmed, N., S.W. Taylor and Z. Sheng (eds.). 2014. Hydraulics of Wells: Design, Construction, Testing, and Maintenance of Water Well Systems. ASCE Manuals and Reports on Engineering Practice No. 127.  ASCE, Reston, 498p.

Abudu, S., Z. Sheng, C. Cui, and D. Guan. 2014. The karez system in China’s Xinjiang Region, in John Calabrese (ed.), Harvesting Water and Harnessing Cooperation: Qanat Systems in the Middle East and Asia.  Middle East-Asia Project (MAP). January 18. Available at: http://www.mei.edu/content/harvesting-water-and-harnessing-cooperation-qanat-systems-middle-east-and-asia.

Michelsen, A.M., S.M. Olmstead and K.R. Phillips. 2014. Economics of Water in 2014 Texas Water Summit: Securing Our Economic Future. Editor, Danny D. Reible. The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas. Austin, Texas. pp. 22-27.

Refereed Journal Publications and Book Chapters – 2013

Ganjegunte, G.K., B. Leinauer, M. Schiavon, and M. Serena. 2013. “Using Electro-Magnetic Induction to Determine Soil Salinity and Sodicity in Turf Root Zones”. Agronomy Journal. 105:836-844.

Gu, M., Q. Li, P.H. Steele, G. Niu, and F. Yu. 2013. Growth of ‘Fireworks’ gomphrena grown in substrates amended with biochar. International Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment. 11(1):819-821.

Gutchick, V.P., and Z. Sheng. 2013. Control of atmospheric fluxes from a pecan orchard by physiology, meteorology, and canopy structure: modeling and measurement. Agricultural Water Management. Vol. 129: 200-211, DOI: 10.1016/j.agwat.2013.08.004.

Johnston, C.R., G.F. Vance, and G.K. Ganjegunte. 2013. Soil Property Changes Following Irrigation with CBNG Water: Role of Water Treatments, Soil Amendments, and Land Suitability. Land Degradation and Development. 24:350-362.

Liu, Y., and Z. Sheng. 2013. Soil moisture statuses in an irrigated pecan field. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering. 139(1): 26-40.

McDonald, A.K., Z. Sheng, C.R. Hart, and B.P. Wilcox. 2013. Studies of a regulated dryland river: surface-groundwater interactions. Hydrological Processes. 27(12): 1819–1828, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9340.

Niu, G., D. Rodriguez, J. Dever, and J. Zhang. 2013. Growth and physiological responses of give cotton genotypes to sodium chloride and sodium sulfate saline water irrigation. Journal of Cotton Science. 17:233-244.

Niu, G., T. Starman, and D. Byrne. 2013. Responses of growth and mineral nutrition of garden roses to saline water irrigation. HortScience. 48(6):756–761.

Sheng, Z., G. Fox, and S. Abudu. 2013. Interconnection of atmospheric water, surface water, and groundwater. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 18(10): 1-2

Sheng, Z. 2013. Impacts of groundwater pumping and climate variability on groundwater availability in the Rio Grande Basin. Ecosphere. 4(1):Art5. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES12-00270.1

Sun, Y., G. Niu, P. Osuna, G.K. Ganjegunte, D. Auld , L. Zhao, J. Gardea-Torresdey, and J. Peralta. 2013. Seedling emergence and Growth of Ricinus communis L. Cultivars Irrigated with Saline Solution. Industrial Crops and Products.49:75-80.

Zhao, L.J., Y.P. Sun, J.A. Hernandez-Viezcas, A. Servin, J. Hong, G. Niu, J.R. Peralta-Videa, M. Duarte-Gardea, and J.L. Gardea-Torresdey. 2013. Influence of CeO2 and ZnO nanoparticles on cucumber physiological markers and bioaccumulation of Ce and Zn: a life cycle study. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 61(49):11945-11951. DOI: 10.1021/jf404328e.

Gu, M. and G. Niu. 2013. Plant select. Earth-Kind Landscape Management. The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas AgriLife Communications. M. Gu (Editor), pp. 45-63.

Niu, G., Y. Sun, J. Masabni, and P. Osuna. 2013. Growing bioenergy crops in marginal lands: salt tolerance and water use of potential bioenergy crops. Chapter XXI, pp, 396-412. Agricultura Organica, Sexta Parte, Red Internacional de Agricultura Organica.

Refereed Journal Publications and Book Chapters – 2012

Abudu S., J.P. King, and Z. Sheng. 2012. Comparison of the performance of statistical models in forecasting monthly total dissolved solids in the Rio Grande, Journal of American Water Resources Association. 48(1): 10-23.

Arnold, M.A., D.L. Bryan, R. Cabrera, G.C. Denny, J.J. Griffin, J.K. Iles, A.R. King, G.W. Knox, L. Lombardini, G.V. McDonald, C.B. McKenney, D.T. Montague, G. Niu, H.B. Pemberton, A.L. Purnell, L.J. Shoemake, D.K. Struve., and W.T. Watson. 2012. Provenance experiments with baldcypress, live oak, and sycamore illustrate the potential for selecting more sustainable urban trees.  Arboriculture and Urban Forestry 38(5):205-213.

Booker, J.F., R.E. Howitt, A.M. Michelsen and R.A. Young. 2012. Economics and the Modeling of Water Resources and Policies. Natural Resource Modeling Journal. 25th Anniversary Special Issue. 25(1): 168-218.

Ganjegunte, G.K, Z. Sheng, and J.A. Clark. 2012. Evaluating the accuracy of soil water sensors for irrigation scheduling to conserve freshwater, Applied Water Science, 2:119-125.

Ganjegunte, G.K., Z. Sheng, and J.A. Clark. 2012. Soil Salinity and Sodicity Appraisal by Electromagnetic Induction in Irrigated Cotton Soils. Land Degradation & Development. (Accepted, In Press, DOI: 10.1002/ldr.1162).

Gu, M., Q. Li, P.H. Steele, G. Niu, and F. Yu. 2012. Growth of ‘Fireworks’ gomphrena grown in substrates amended with biochar. International Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment (in press).

Jana, R.B., B.P. Mohanty, and Z. Sheng. 2012. Upscaling soil hydraulic parameters in the Picacho Mountain region using Bayesian neural networks, Transactions of the ASABE. 55(2): 463-473.

Johnston, C.R., G.F. Vance, and G.K. Ganjegunte. 2012. Soil Property Changes Following Irrigation with CBNG Water: Role of Water Treatments, Soil Amendments, and Land Suitability. Land Degradation and Development. (Accepted, In Press, DOI: 10.1002/ldr.1132).

Gao, J., M. Gu, G. Niu, and Y. Chen. 2012. Effects of salinity on three Pennisetum cultivars. Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment. Vol.10 (3&4): 1005-1007.

McDonald, A.K., Z. Sheng, Z., C.R. Hart, and B.P. Wilcox. 2012. Studies of a regulated dryland river: surface-groundwater interactions, Journal of Hydrological Processes. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.9340.

Li, M., T. Kozai, G. Niu, and M. Takagaki. 2012. Air exchange rate in a closed system with artificial lighting estimated using water vapor as tracer gas. Biosystem Engineering. 113:94-101.

Miyamoto, S., M. Foster, C. Trostle, and E. Glenn. 2012. Salt Tolerance of Oilseed Crops during Establishment. Journal of Arid Land Studies 22(1):147-151.

Niu, G., P. Osuna, Y. Sun, and D. Rodriguez. 2012. Seedling emergence, growth, and mineral nutrition of ornamental chile peppers irrigated with saline water. HortScience 47(11):1653–1657.

Niu, G., D. Rodriguez, and S. McKenney. 2012. Response of selected wildflower species to saline water irrigation. HortScience 47(9): 1351-1355.

Niu, G., W. Xu, D. Rodriguez, and Y. Sun. 2012. Growth and physiological responses of maize and sorghum genotypes to salt stress. ISRN Agronomy. Article ID 145072, doi:10.5402/2012/145072.

Niu, G., D.S. Rodriguez, M. Mendoza, J. Jifon, and G.K. Ganjegunte. 2012. Responses of Jatropha curcas to drought and salt stresses. International Journal of Agronomy, Article ID 632026, DOI:10.1155/2012/632026.

Niu, G., M. Wang, D. Rodriguez, and D. Zhang. 2012. Responses of zinnia to saline water irrigation. HortScience 47(6):793–797.

Zhao, L., B. Peng, J.A. Hernandez-Viezcas, C. Rico, Y.Sun, J.R. Peralta-Videa, X. Tang, G. Niu, L. Jin, A. Varela-Ramirez, J. Zhang, and J.L. Gardea-Torresdey. 2012. Stress response and tolerance of Zea mays to CeO2 nanoparticles: cross talk among H2O2, heat shock protein, and lipid peroxidation. ACS Nano 6 (11): 9615–9622.

Keren, R. and S. Miyamoto. 2012. Reclamation of Saline, Sodic and Boron-Affected Soils. Chapter 21 in Agricultural Salinity Assessment and Management, W. Wallender and K. Tanju (eds.), Environmental Water Resources Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, Virginia. ASCE Manuals and Reports on Engineering Practice No. 71, 2nd Edition, 655-685.

Michelsen, A.M. and F. Brelle. 2012. Balancing Multiple Uses Through Integrated Water Resources Management. Thematic Priority Report, 6th World Water Forum. Marseille, France. March. 23 pg.

Miyamoto, S. 2012. Site Suitability for Landscape Use of Reclaimed Water in the Southwest. Appendix D in EPA Guidelines for Water Reuse. Clean Development Project/United States Environmental Protection Agency Washington, DC. D-150-151.

Miyamoto, S. 2012. Salinity Management in Irrigated Pecans. In Texas Pecan Handbook. AgriLife Extension Service, 66-69.

Niu, G. 2012. Salt tolerance of Capsicum species. In: Peppers – Botany, Production and Uses. V.M. Russo (ed.), pp. 150-164. CABI publisher, Nosworthy Way, UK.

Phillips, F. and A.M. Michelsen. 2012. Institutional and Salinity Issues on the Upper Rio Grande. Chapter 33 in Agricultural Salinity Assessment and Management. Editors, Wesley Wallender and Kenneth Tanji. Environmental Water Resources Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA. ASCE Manuals and Reports on Engineering Practice No. 71, 2nd Edition, 1033-1052.

Sheng, Z., C. Wang, J. Gastelum, S. Zhao, and J. Bordovsky. 2012. Desired future conditions for groundwater availability in the High Plains aquifer system. In: Advance in Soil Science: Soil Water and Food Security, R. Lal and B.A. Stewart (eds.), pp. 85-116. Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Refereed Journal Publications and Book Chapters – 2011

Ganjegunte, G. K., C. L. Trostle and R. J. Braun. 2011. “Irrigation Effects of Cooling Tower Effluent on Soil Chemistry and Alfalfa in the Rio Grande River Basin.” Land Degradation & Development. 22:410-424. 

Ganjegunte, G. K., G. F. Vance Gregory, R.W. Gregory, M.A. Urynowicz and R.C. Surdam. 2011. “Improving Saline-Sodic Coalbed Natural Gas Water Quality Using Natural   Zeolites.” Journal of Environmental Quality. 10:57-66. 

Ganjegunte, G. K. and R. J. Braun. 2011. “Delineating Salinity and Sodicity Distribution in Major Soil Series of El Paso, Texas using Electro-Magnetic Induction Technique.” Soil Science. 176:441-447.

Ganjegunte, G. K., Z. Sheng and R. J. Braun. 2011. “Salinity Management Using Anionic Organic Polymer in a Pecan Field with Calcareous-Sodic Soil in El Paso, Texas.” Journal of  Environmental Quality. 40:1314–1321. DOI:10.2134/jeq2010.0490.

Keren, R. and S. Miyamoto. 2011. “Reclamation of Saline, Sodic and Boron Affected Soils.”  Agricultural Salinity Assessment and Management. Wallender and Taji (Eds.) 2nd Editon. American Society of Civil Engineers. Reston Virginia. 655-682. (Book Chapter)

Li, J. and Z. Sheng. 2011. “Geological Hazards due to Groundwater Discharge/Recharge.” (Chapter 17), in Findikakis, A.N., and Sato, K. (eds.) Groundwater Management Practices (IAHR Monograph). CRC Press.

Lin, M., T. Starman, Y.T. Wang, G. Niu, and J.T. Cothren. 2011. Deferring flowering of nobile dendrobium hybrids by holding plants under low temperature after vernalization. Scientia Horticulturae. 130: 869–873.

Lin, M., T. Starman, Y.T. Wang, and G. Niu. 2011. Light and Cooling Requirement for Vernalization of Three Hybrid Nobile Dendrobium Cultivars. HortScience. 46(3):406-410.

Liu, Y. and Z. Sheng. 2011. “Trend-outflow method for understanding interactions of surface   water with groundwater and atmospheric water for eight reaches of the upper Rio Grande.” Journal of Hydrology. 409: 710-723. DOI:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.09.004.

Miyamoto, S. and G. Niu. 2011. “Suitability of Concentrate Waters for Irrigation.” In Membrane and Treatment of impaired Irrigation Return and Other Flows for Creating New Sources of High Quality Water. Fahy and Balliew (Eds.). American Water Works Association. Denver, CO. 4: 27-30. (Book Chapter)

Niu, G., R. Cabrera, T. Starman, and C. Hall. 2011. Water conservation in ornamental plant production through the use of alternative water sources. HortTechnology. 21(6):694-695.

Niu, G., D. Rodriguez, and M. Gu. 2011. Response of Sophora secundiflora to nitrogen form and rate. HortScience. 46(9):1303–1307.

Rister, M.E., A.W. Sturdivant, R.D. Lacewell, A.M. Michelsen and B.L. Harris. 2011. “Challenges and   Opportunities for Water of the Rio Grande.” Journal of Agriculture & Applied Economics. Southern Agricultural Economics Association. 43(3):367-378.

Sheng, Z., J. Li, J. P.  King and W.  Miller. 2011. “Development of groundwater resources.” (Chapter 8), in Aral, M.M. and Taylor S.W. (eds.) Groundwater Quantity and Quality Management. ASCE. Reston. 203-294.

Xiao, Y., G. Niu, and T. Kozai. 2011. Development and application of photoautotrophic micropropagation system. Plant Cell, Tissue & Organ Culture. 105:149–158.

Zhang, N., Z. Sheng, X. Li, S. Li, and J. He. 2011. “Study on relationship between Poisson’s ratio and angle of internal friction for rocks.” Chinese Journal of Rock Mechanics and Engineering. 30 (Supp. 1): 2599-2609.

Refereed Journal Publications and Book Chapters – 2010

Abudu S., King, J.P. and Z. Sheng. 2010. Comparison of the Performance of Statistical Models in Forecasting Monthly Total Dissolved Solids in the Rio Grande. Journal of Water Planning and Management: in review.

Ajeagah, G. A., T. Njine, C. F. Bilong Bilong, S. M. Foto, M. Wouafo Ndayo, N. M., G. D. Di Giovanni and S. Huw. 2010. Seasonal Distribution of Enteric Opportunistic Cryptosporidium spp. Oocysts and Giardia spp. Cysts in a Tropical Water Basin.Cameroon. WATER 2:44-57.

Besner, M-C, R. Broséus, J. Lavoie, G. Di Giovanni, P. Payment, M. Prévost. 2010. Pressure Monitoring and Characterization of Intrusion Pathways at the Site of the Payment Drinking Water Epidemiological Studies. Environmental Science & Technology 44:269-277.

Ganjegunte,G.K., C.L.Trostle and R.J. Braun. 2010. “Evaluating the Potential for Beneficial Uses of Electric Power Plant Cooling Tower Reject Water in the Arid Far West Texas.” Land Degradation & Development. 

Ganjegunte, G.K., R. Braun and Z. Sheng. 2010. “Salinity Management Using Organic Polymers in Irrigated Pecan Fields in the Far West Texas.” Soil Science Society of America Journal. 

Lacewell, R.D., M. Dubois, A.M. Michelsen, E.M. Rister and A.W. Sturdivant. 2010. Transboundary Water Crises: Learning from Our Neighbors in the Rio Grande (Bravo) and Jordan River Watersheds.  Journal of Transboundary Water Resources. 1:2010:95-124.

Lalancette, C., G. D. Di Giovanni and M. Prévost. 2010. Dual Direct Detection of Total and Infectious Cryptosporidium Oocysts on Cell Culture with Immunofluorescent Assay (3D-CC-IFA): A Method to Improve Risk Analysis. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 76:566-577.

Li, J. and Z. Sheng. 2010. Geological Hazards due to Groundwater Pumping and/or Artificial Recharge. Chapter 6.  IAHR Monograph on Groundwater Management Practices, revision completed..

Liu, Y. and  Z. Sheng. 2010. Characterization of Surface Water and Groundwater Interaction in an Arid Region.   Journal of Hydrology.

Liu, Y. and Z. Sheng. 2010. Soil Moisture Statuses in an Irrigated Pecan Field.  Journal of Hydrology: Revised, in review. 

Miyamoto, S., G. Niu, I. Martinez. 2010. Salinity and Specific Ion Effects on Onion Establishment in Relation to Disposal of Desalting Concentrates. Desalination and Water Treatment 16:381-392.

Niu, G., D.S. Rodriguez, and M. Gu.  2010. Salinity Tolerance of Sophora Secundiflora and Cercis Canadensis var. Mexicana. HortScience (in press).

Niu, G., D.S. Rodriguez, and T. Starman. 2010. Response of Bedding Plants to Saline Water Irrigation.  HortScience (in press).

Niu, G. and R.I. Cabrera.  2010. Growth and Physiological Responses of Landscape Plants to Saline Water Irrigation.  HortScience (accepted).

Niu, G., D.S. Rodriguez, M. Wang, E. Call, P.W. Bosland and A. Ulery.  2010/2011.  Response of Eight Chile Peppers to Saline Water Irrigation.  HortScience.

Niu, G., D.S. Rodriguez, R. Cabrera, J. Jifon, D. Leskovar and K. Crosby.  2010/2011. Salinity and Type of Soil Affected Seedling Emergence and Growth of Four Peppers.  HortScience.

Niu, G., D.S. Rodriguez, K. Crosby, D. Leskovar and J. Jifon.  2010/2011.   Rapid Screening of Salt Tolerance for Chile Pepper Genotype.  HortScience.

Niu, G. and R. Cabrera. 2010. Irrigating Ornamental Horticultural Plants with Alternative Water Sources. In: Horticulture in 21st Century. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. (accepted).

Robinson, J.R.C., A.M. Michelsen and N.R. Gollehon. 2010. “Mitigating Water Shortages in a Multiple Risk Environment.” Water Policy. 12(2010):114-128.

Sheng, Z., Li, J., King, J.P. and W. Miller. 2010. Groundwater Development.  Chapter 9.  In Groundwater Management Manual, revision completed.

Sheng Z., G. Di Giovanni and Y. Liu. 2010. Impacts of Graywater Irrigation on Vegetable Production.  Journal of Transaction.

Sheng Z., G.K. Ganjegunte and Y. Liu.  2010. Uses of Graywater and Brackish Groundwater Cotton Culture.  Journal of Agricultural Engineering.

Sheng, Z., G.K. Ganjegunte, R. Braun, E. Herrera and Y.Liu. 2010. “Effects of Graywater Irrigation for Cotton Production on Soil Properties in the Far West Texas”. Transactions of the ASABE.

Zhang N., Z. Sheng, X. Li and S. Li.  2010. Study on Relationship Between Poisson’s Ratio and Angle of Internal Friction of Rock.  Journal of Rock Engineering, In Press.

Refereed Journal Publications and Book Chapters – 2009

Ganjegunte, G.K., A.F. Wick, P.D. Stahl and G.F. Vance. 2009. “Accumulation and Composition of Total Organic Carbon in Reclaimed Coal Mine Lands.” Land Degradation and Development. 20:156-175.

Huffaker, R., N. Whittlesey, A.M. Michelsen, G. Taylor and T. McGuckin. 2009. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Conservation Water-Pricing Programs. Chapter in Economics of Water Resources Vol. II. Editor R. Quentin Grafton. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. 456-463. Article originally published in the Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Lamendella, R., J. W. Santo Domingo, A. C. Yannarell, S. Ghosh, G. D. Di Giovanni, R. I. Mackie and D.B. Oerther. 2009. Evaluation of swine-specific PCR assays used for fecal source tracking and analysis of molecular diversity of Bacteriodales-swine specific populations.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 75:5507-5513.

Michelsen, A.M. and R.A. Young. 2009. Optioning Agricultural Water Rights for Urban Water Supplies During Droughts. Chapter in Economics of Water Resources Vol. II. Editor R. Quentin Grafton. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. Pp 549-559. Article originally published in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Miyamoto, S., G. Niu, I. Martinez.  2009.  “Salinity and Specific Ion Effects on Onion Establishment in Relation to Disposal of Desalting Concentrates.”  Desalination and Water Treatment. 16: 381-392.

Niu, G. and D.S. Rodriguez. 2009. Growth and physiological responses of four rose rootstocks to drought stress. Journal of American Society for Horticultural Science. 134(2):202-209.

Tillery, S., Z. Sheng, J.P. King, B. Creel, C. Brown, A.M. Michelsen, R. Srinivasan and A. Granados. 2009.  The Development of a Coordinated Database for Water Resources and Flow Model in the Paso del Norte Watershed (Phase III), Part I Lower Rio Grande Flood Control Model (LRGFCM) RiverWare Model Development.  Jointly published by New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute and Texas A&M University, Texas Water Resources Institute.  Technical Report TR-348.  Peer Reviewed.

Tillery, S., Z. Sheng, J.P. King, B. Creel, C. Brown, A.M. Michelsen, R. Srinivasan and A. Granados. 2009.  The Development of a Coordinated Database for Water Resources and Flow Model in the Paso del Norte Watershed (Phase III), Part I Lower Rio Grande Flood Control Model (LRGFCM) RiverWare Model Development.  Jointly published by New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute and Texas A&M University, Texas Water Resources Institute.  Technical Report TR-348.  External Peer Reviewed. 

Tillery, S., Z. Sheng, J.P. King, B. Creel, C. Brown, A.M. Michelsen, R. Srinivasan and A. Granados. 2009. Availability of Flow and Water Quality Data for the Rio Grande Project Area. Jointly published by New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute and Texas A&M University, Texas Water Resources Institute. Technical Report (TR-359). External Peer Reviewed.

Refereed Journal Publications and Book Chapters – 2008

Galloway, G.E. and A.M. Michelsen, 2008.  “New Directions in Water Policy: Water Resources Development Act of 2007.”  Southwest Hydrology.  May/June. 7(3):8.

Ganjegunte, G.K., L.A. King and G.F. Vance. 2008. “Cumulative Soil Chemistry Changes from Land Application of Saline-Sodic Waters”. Special Issue: Environmental Impacts and Sustainability of Degraded Water Reuse, Journal of Environmental Quality 37 (5): S128-S138.

Ingram, L.J., P.D. Stahl, G.E. Schuman, J. Buyer, G.F. Vance, G.K. Ganjegunte, and J.W. Welker. 2008. “Grazing and Drought Affects on Carbon, Nitrogen and Microbial Communities in a Mixed Grassland”. Soil Science Society of America Journal 72: 939-948.

Johnston, C.R., G.F. Vance, and G.K. Ganjegunte. 2008. “Irrigation with Coalbed Natural Gas Co-Produced Water.” Agricultural Water Management (Available online, DOI:10.1016/ j.agwat.2008.04.015).

Niu, G. And D.S. Rodriguez. 2008. Responses of growth and ion uptake of four rose rootstocks to chloride or sulfate dominated salinity. Journal of American Society for Horticultural Science 133:663-669.

Niu, G., D.S. Rodriguez, and L. Aguiniga. 2008. Effect of saline water irrigation on growth and physiological responses of three rose rootstocks. HortScience 43:1479-1484.

Niu, G., D.S. Rodriguez, and W. Mackay. 2008. Growth and physiological responses to drought stress in four oleander clones. Journal of American Society for Horticultural Science 133:188-196.

Pillai, S. D., D. H. D’Souza, G. D. Di Giovanni, A. Sharma and M. Patterson. 2008 (in press). Microbiological Safety of Foods: Contemporary Challenges and Solutions.  In A. Pandey (ed.), New Horizons in Biotechnology, Asiatech Publishers, Inc. New Delhi.

Robinson, John R. C., A.M. Michelsen, and N.R. Gollehon.  2009.  “Mitigating Water Shortages in a Multiple Risk Environment.” Water Policy (forthcoming).  Accepted April 9, 2008.

Sheng, Z. 2008. National Research Council, Prospects for Managed Underground Storage of Recoverable Water, Committee Chair: Dr. Edward Bouwer, (Z. Sheng. Member of the Committee on Sustainable Underground Storage of Recoverable Water, Water Science and Technology Board, and contributing author to the report), The National Academies Press.

Sheng, Z., Sturdivant, A., Michelsen, A. and R. Lacewell. 2008. “Rapid Economic Assessment of Flood-control Failure Along the Rio Grande: A Case Study.” Book chapter in Water and Disasters, Eds. Chennat Gopalakrishnan and Norio Okada. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. Article originally published in the Journal Water Resources Development.
Vance, G.F., King, L.A., and G.K. Ganjegunte. 2008. “Soil and Plant Responses from Land Application of Saline-Sodic Waters: Implications of Management”.  Special Issue: Environmental Impacts and Sustainability of Degraded Water Reuse Journal of Environmental Quality 37 (5): S139-S148.

Yen, C. Y.T., T. Starman, Y.T. Wang, and G. Niu. 2008. Effects of cooling temperature and during on flowering of the nobile dendrobium orchid. HortScience. 43:1765-1769.

Yen, C. Y.T., T. Starman, Y.T. Wang, A. Holzenburg, and G. Niu. 2008. Timing of nutrient termination and reapplication for growth, flower initiation, and flowering of the nobile dendrobium orchid. Journal of American Society for Horticultural Science 133:501-507.

Zhao, H., G.F. Vance, G.K. Ganjegunte, and M.A. Urynowicz. 2008. “Use of Zeolites for Treating Natural Gas Co-Produced Waters in Wyoming, USA.” Desalination 228:263-276.

Casarez, E. A., S. D. Pillai, and G. D. Di Giovanni. 2007. Genotype diversity of Escherichia coli isolates in natural waters determined by PFGE and ERIC-PCR. Water Research. 41:3643-3648.

Refereed Journal Publications and Book Chapters – 2007

Casarez, E. A., S. D. Pillai, J. Mott, M. Vargas, K. Dean and G. D. Di Giovanni. 2007. Direct comparison of four bacterial source tracking methods and a novel use of composite data sets. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 103(2):350-364.

Niu, G., D.S. Rodriguez, W. Mackay, and L. Aguiniga. 2007. Salinity tolerance of Lupinus havardii and L. texensis. HortScience. 42(3):526-528.

Niu, G., D.S. Rodriguez, and L. Aguiniga. 2007. Growth and landscape performance of ten herbaceous species in response to saline water irrigation. Journal of Environmental Horticulture. 25(4):204-210.

Niu, G., D.S. Rodriguez, and Y.T. Wang. 2007. Salinity and growing medium regulate growth, morphology and ion uptake of Gaillardia aristata. Journal of Environmental Horticulture. 25(2):89-94.

Niu, G., D.S. Rodriguez, and W. Mackay. 2007. Effect of water stress on growth and flower yield of big bend bluebonnet. HortTechnology. 17:557-560.

Sifuentes, L. Y. and G. D. Di Giovanni. 2007. Aged HCT-8 cell monolayers support Cryptosporidium parvum infection.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 73:7548-7551.

Ward, F.A., A.M. Michelsen and L DeMouche. 2007. Barriers to Water Conservation in the Rio Grande Basin.  Journal of the American Water Resources Association. 43.1, p.237-253.

Yuan, F., Miyamoto, S., and S. Anand. 2007. Changes in major element hydrochemistry of the Pecos River in the American Southwest since 1935. Applied Geochemistry. 22:1798-1813.

Refereed Journal Publications and Book Chapters – 2006

Di Giovanni, G. D., W. Q. Betancourt, J. Hernandez, N. W. Assadian, J. P. Flores Margez, and E. Jaramillo Lopez. 2006. Investigation of potential anthropozoonotic transmission of cryptosporidiosis and giardiasis through agricultural use of reclaimed wastewater. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. 16(6):405-418.

Ganjegunte, G.K., Vance, G.F., and King, L.A. 2006. Deviations from the empirical sodium adsorption ratio (SAR) and exchangeable sodium percentage (ESP) relationship. Soil Science.171:364-373.

Ganjegunte, G.K., L.M. Condron, P. W. Clinton, M. R. Davis, and N. Mahieu. 2006.  Effects of the addition of forest floor extracts on soil carbon dioxide efflux.  Biology and Fertility Soils.  43:199-207.

Inosako, K., Yuan, F., and S. Miyamoto, 2006. Simple methods for estimating outflow salinity from inflow and reservoir storage. Agricultural Water Management. 82:411-420.

Niu, G. and D. Rodriguez.  2006. Relative salt tolerance selected herbaceous perennials and groundcovers.  Scientia Horticulturaea.  110: 352-358.

Niu, G., D. Rodriguez, and Y. T. Wang.  2006.  Impact of drought and temperature on growth and leaf gas exchange of six bedding plant species under greenhouse conditions.  HortScience.  41(6):1408-1411.

Niu, G. and D. Rodriguez.  2006. Relative salt tolerance of five herbaceous perennials.  HortScience. 41(6):1493-1497.

Niu, G., D. Rodriguez, R. Cabrera, C. McKenney, and W. Mackay. 2006. Determining Water Use and Crop Coefficients of Five Woody Landscape Plants.  Journal of Environmental Horticulture.  24(3): 160-165.

Sturbaum, G. D. and G. D. Di Giovanni. 2006. Waterborne Parasites and Diagnostic Tools, pp. 231-273.  Book chapter in Y. Ortega (ed.), Foodborne Parasites, Food Microbiology and Food Safety Series. Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, New York.

Wang, Y. and G. Niu. 2006. Long-Term growth of live oak propagated from rhizomic shoot cuttings or seeds. Journal of Environmental Horticulture. 24:74-76.

Ward, F.A., J.F. Booker and A.M. Michelsen. 2006. “Integrated Economic, Hydrologic and Institutional Analysis of Policy Responses to Mitigate Drought Impacts in the Rio Grande Basin.” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management.  132(6):488-502.

Watrud, L. S., S. Misra, L. Gedamu, T. Shiroyama, S. Maggard and G. D. Di Giovanni. 2006. Ecological risk assessment of alfalfa (Medicago varia L.) genetically engineered to express a human metallothionein (hMT) gene. Water, Air and Soil Pollution. 176(1-4):329-349.

Refereed Journal Publications and Book Chapters – 2005

Assadian, N.W., G. D. Di Giovanni, J. Enciso, J. Iglesias and W. Lindemann.  2005. “The Movement of Waterborne Solutes And Bacteriophage In Soil Subirrigated With A Wastewater Blend.”  Journal of Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment.  111: 279-291.

Booker, J.F., A. M. Michelsen, and F.A. Ward. 2005. “Economic Impact of Alternative Policy Responses to Prolonged and Severe Drought in Rio Grande Basin.” Water Resources Research. 41:1-15.

Di Giovanni, G. D. and M. W. LeChevallier. 2005. “Quantitative PCR assessment of Cryptosporidium parvum cell culture infection.” Applied and Environmental Microbiology 71:1495-1500.

Faust, J., J.Adelberg, K. Lewis, and G. Niu. 2005. Evaluating the storage of elephant ears acclimatized from tissue culture. HortTechnology. 15(2):295-298.

Hart, C. R., L. D. White., A. McDonald and Z. Sheng. 2005. “Saltcedar control and water salvage on the Pecos River, Texas, 1999-2003.” Journal of Environmental Management, 75 (4):399-409.

Inosako, K., F. Yuan, and S. Miyamoto, 2005.  Simple methods for estimating outflow salinity from inflow and reservoir storage.  Agr. Water Mgt.  82: 411-420.

Mendoza,  C., N.W. Assadian, and W. Lindemann.  2005.  “The Fate of Nitrogen in a Moderately Alkaline and Calcareous Soil Amended with Biosolids and Urea.”  Chemosphere. 63: 1933-1941.

Miyamoto, S., A. Chacon, and I. Martinez. 2005. Soil Salinity of Urban Turf Areas Irrigated with Saline Water. II. Soil Type Influence. Landscape & Urban Planning.  77: 28-38.

Muttiah, R.S., S. Miyamoto, M. Borah, and C.H. Walker, 2005.  Instream salinity modeling of middle Rio Grande and Wichita Basins.  In “Water for Texas“.  Norwine, Giardino and Krishnamurthy (Eds). Texas A&M Univ. Press. p 249-256, Chapter 24.

Niu, G. 2005. Modeling and simulation in photoautotrophic microprogation. T. Kozai (ed.). Photoautotrophic Micropropagation and Closed Transplant Production Systems. Kluwer Academic Publishers. Netherlands.  Book Chapter.

Niu, G., L. McConnell, and V.R. Reddy. 2005. Propylene glycol vapor contamination in controlled environment growth chambers – Toxicity to corn and soybean plants. Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Vol.B40(3): 443-448.

Sheng Z. 2005. “An aquifer storage and recovery system with reclaimed wastewater to preserve native groundwater resources in El Paso, Texas.” Journal of Environmental Management, 75 (4):367-377.

Sheng, Z., Y., Liu, A. M. Michelsen and D. Xu. 2005. Comparative study in water resources development of western regions in the United States and China. Transactions of American Society of Agricultural Engineers. 48(3):1015-1024.

Sheng, Z. and J. Devere. 2005. Systematic management for a stressed transboundary aquifer: the Hueco Bolson in the Paso del Norte region, Journal of Hydrogeology.  Vol. 13, No. 5-6: 813-825.

Sheng, Z., A. M. Michelsen, A. Sturdivant and R. Lacewell. 2005. Rapid economic assessment of flood-control failure along the Rio Grande: A case study, International Journal of Water Resources Development. Vol. 21, No. 4: 629-649.

Refereed Journal Publications and Book Chapters – 2004

Aboytes, A., G. D. Di Giovanni, F. A. Abrams, C. Rheinecker, W. McElroy, N. Shaw and M. W. LeChevallier. 2004. Detection of infectious Cryptosporidium in filtered drinking water. Journal of the American Water Works Association. 96:88-98.

Cai, Ximing, L. Lasdon, A. M. Michelsen. 2004. “Group Decision Making in Water Resources Management Using Multiple Objective Analysis.” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management. 130(1):4-14.

Miyamoto, S., 2004.  Orchard management during drought-induced water quality constraint.  TWRI 258.

Miyamoto, S., M. Hossain and I. Martinez. 2004. Soil Salinity of Urban Turf Areas Irrigated with Saline Water: I. Spatial Variability. Landscape and Urban Planning. 71:233-241.

Niu, G., R.D. Heins, A. Cameron, and W. Carlson. 2004. Vernalization and devernalization of     Campanula ‘Birch Hybrid’ and Leucanthemum ´superbum ‘Snow Cap’. HortScience 39: 1647-1649.

Tidwell, V., A. M. Michelsen, J. Aparicio and H. Passell. 2004. “The Rio Grande/Rio Bravo – River of Change.”  Water Resources Impacts. American Water Resources Association. 6(3):14-17. May.

Refereed Journal Publications and Book Chapters – 2003

Assadian, N. W., C. Gogel, Z. Sheng and U.V. Figueroa. 2003. “Heavy metal distribution in open canals and drains in the upper Rio Grande basin.”  International Journal of Soil and Sediment Contamination, 12 (3):305-323.

Di Giovanni, G. D., and R. Aboytes.  2003. Detection of infectious Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts in environmental water samples, p. 213-224.  In R. C. A. Thompson (ed.), Cryptosporidium: From Molecules to Disease, Elsevier Science, New York.

LeChevallier, M. W., G. D. Di Giovanni, J. L. Clancy, Z. Bukhari, S. Bukhari, J. S. Rosen, J. Sobrinho, and M. M. Frey. 2003. Comparison of Method 1623 and cell culture-PCR for detection of Cryptosporidium spp. in source waters.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology.  69(2):971-979.

Pillai, S. D., G. D. Di Giovanni.  2003.  Microbial Sampling, p. 618-621. In B. A. Stewart and T. A. Howell (eds.), Encyclopedia of Water Science, Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York.

Sheng, Z., Helm, D.C. and J. Li. 2003. “Mechanisms of earth fissuring caused by groundwater withdrawal.”  Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geoscience, IX (4):313-324.

Watrud, L. S., S. Maggard, T. Shiroyama, C. G. Coleman, M. G. Johnson, K. K. Donegan,

G. D. Di Giovanni, L. A. Porteous and E. H. Lee. 2003.  Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum L.) frond biomass and rhizosphere microbial community characteristics are correlated to edaphic factors.  Plant and Soil.  249:359-371.

Refereed Journal Publications and Book Chapters – 2002

Howari, F.M., P. C. Goodell and S. Miyamoto. 2002.  Spectral properties of salt crusts formed on saline soils.  Journal of Environmental Quality.  31:1453-1461.

Ward, F.A. and A. M. Michelsen. 2002. “The Economic Value of Water in Agriculture: Concepts and Policy Applications.” Water Policy. 4:423-446.

Howari, F.M., P. C. Goodell and S. Miyamoto.  2002.  Spectroscopy of salts common in saline soils.  “Laboratory Spectroscopy to Remotely Sensed Spectra of Terrestrial Ecosystem.” Muttiah (Ed.), Kluwer Academic Press.  Book Chapter.

Refereed Journal Publications and Book Chapters – 2001

Arora, H., G. D. Di Giovanni and M. W. LeChevallier. 2001. Spent filter backwash water: Occurrence of contaminants and treatment strategies.  Journal of American Water Works Association.  93:100-112.

Donegan, K. K., L. S. Watrud, R. J. Seidler, S. P. Maggard, T. Shiroyama, L. A. Porteous and  G. D. Di Giovanni. 2001.  Soil and litter organisms in Pacific Northwest forests under different management practices.  Applied Soil Ecology.  18:159-175.

Huffaker, R., A. M Michelsen, J. Hamilton and M. Frasier. 2001. “Western Water Allocation Issues Arising from the Hierarchy of International, Federal, State and Local Laws Regulating Water Transfer.”  Complexities With Transboundary Water Resource Management, Water Resources Update. 118:3-10.

Spinner, M. L. and G. D. Di Giovanni. 2001. Detection and identification of mammalian reoviruses in surface water by combined cell culture and RT-PCR.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology.  67:3016-3020.

Refereed Journal Publications and Book Chapters – 2000

Assadian, N. W., and L. B. Fenn.  2000.  Rhizosphere chemistry and heavy metal absorption by plants growing in calcareous soil.  Eds. G. R. Gobran and W. W. Wenzel.  Chapter in:  Trace Elements in the Rhizosphere.   CRC Press Boca Raton, FL  Pp. 43-60.

Michelsen, A. M., J.F. Booker and P. Person. 2000. “Expectations in Water Right Prices.” International Journal of Water Resources Development. 16(2):209-219. June.

Taylor, R.G., A. M. Michelsen and R.Huffaker. 2000. “Why the Price Chain for Federally Developed Irrigation Water Doesn’t Promote Conservation.” American Agricultural Economic Association, Choices.  3Q:13-16.
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Conference and Symposia Proceedings and Presentations – 2014

Allen, William, R.D. Lacewell, A.M. Michelsen and E. Rister. 2014.  Water Value and Environmental Implications of Hydraulic Fracturing.  Universities Council on Water Resources/National Institutes for Water Resources and Consortium for Hydrologic Advances in Science. Tufts University, MA. June 18-20. Abstract.

Brumfield, R., G. Bi, D. Cochran, R.T. Fernandez, A. Fulcher, R. Geneve, A. Koeser, G. Niu, R. Stewart, and X. Wang. Economics of utilizing biodegradable containers in ornamental plant systems. The 2014 Annual ASHS Conference. Orlando, FL, July 26 to Aug.  Abstract.

Dowell, T., A.M. Michelsen, B. Hurd, Z. Sheng, and R.D. Lacewell. 2014. Texas v. New Mexico: Analyzing the Potential Impacts. Universities Council on Water Resources/National Institutes for Water Resources and Consortium for Hydrologic Advances in Science. Tufts University, MA. June 18-20. Abstract.

El Hassan, A.M., Z. Sheng, A. McDonald, Y. Liu, and O. Rodriguez. 2014. Modeling water planning scenarios for drought contingency in the El Paso Valley. ASABE NM Section Spring Meeting, April 11, Las Cruces, NM. Poster.

Fernandez, R.T., X. Wang, G. Bi, G. Niu, R. Geneve, A. Fulcher, and D. Cochran. 2014. Water use of plants grown in alternative containers: Implication for sustainability. The 2014 Annual ASHS Conference. Orlando, FL. July 26 to Aug 1. Abstract.

Fernandez, R.T., Wang, X., Ingrao, A., Bi, G., Fulcher, A., Geneve, R., Niu, G., Sun, Y., Verlinden, S., Cregg, B., Ngouajio, M., Auras, R., Nambuthiri, S. and Conneway, R. 2014. Water Use and Performance of Plants Grown in Alternative Nursery Containers. International Horticultural Congress, Brisbane, Australia, August 17-22. Abstract.

Guo, Y., M. Gu, G. Niu, T. Starman, and F.M. Hons. 2014. Poinsettia growth response to container substrate amended with biochar. Southern Region Annual Conference for American Society for Horticultural Science. January 31 to February 2. Dallas, Texas. Abstract.

Ganjegunte,G. K., B. Leinauer and J.A. Clark. 2014. Evaluating Soil Salinity Distribution in Turf areas using EMI. Proceedings of Third International Salinity Forum organized by the Water Science and Policy Center, University of California, Riverside. June 16-18.  Riverside, California. Abstract. Invited.

Ganjegunte, G.K., G. Niu, A.L. Ulery, Y. Wu, and C. Wang 2014. Developing Alternative Water Sources for Bioenergy Crop Production on Marginal Lands. Grand Challenges Grand Solutions. Proceedings of ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Meetings. 1 pg [on Web]. November 2-5. Long Beach, CA. Abstract.

Ganjegunte, G.K., and J.A. Clark. 2014. Improved Irrigation Scheduling for Freshwater Conservation in Pecan Fields of EL Paso, TX. Grand Challenges Grand Solutions. Proceedings of ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Meetings, 1 pg [on Web], November 2-5. Long Beach, CA. Abstract.

He, D., Z. Zhang, G. Niu, and R. Gao. 2014. Response of CO2 exchange pattern and chlorophyll fluorescence property in Dendrobium officinal to drought stress and rewatering. The 2014 Annual ASHS Conference. Orlando, FL. July 26 to Aug. 1. Abstract.

Li, T., G. Bi, G. Niu, S. Nambuthiri, R. Geneve, X. Wang, R.T. Fernandez, Y. Sun, and X. Zhao.  2014. Use of fiber containers in a pot-in-pot system for a two-year nursery production of birch. The 2014 Annual ASHS Conference. Orlando, FL. July 26 to Aug. 1. Abstract.

Li, R., L. Lian, and Z. Sheng. 2014. Coupling Effect of Water and Fertilizer on Yield of Wheat in an Arid Region, China. Proceedings, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Annual Conference. July 13-16. Montreal, Canada. Abstract.

McCurry, G., P. Barkman, D. Bartlett, Z. Sheng, P. Stanin, and D. McGrane. 2014. Status on Updated ASCEEWRI Guidelines on Managed Aquifer Recharge. Proc. of AWRA 50th Anniversary Water Resources Conference. Nov. 3-6. Tysons Corner, VA. Abstract.

Michelsen, A.M., and Z. Sheng. 2014. Mega City Growth, Impacts on Water Resources and Alternative Solutions, Universities Council on Water Resources/National Institutes for Water Resources and Consortium for Hydrologic Advances in Science. Tufts University, MA, June 18-20. Abstract.

Michelsen, A.M., Tiffany Dowell, Brian Hurd, Z. Sheng and R.D. Lacewell. 2014.  Texas v. New Mexico Supreme Court Law Suit: Analyzing the Impacts. Universities Council on Water Resources/National Institutes for Water Resources and Consortium for Hydrologic Advances in Science. Tufts University, MA. June 18-20. Abstract.

Michelsen, A.M., Tiffany Dowell, Z. Sheng, R. D. Lacewell and B. Hurd. 2014. Texas v. New Mexico Supreme Court Water Case: Issues, Process and Interpretation. American Water Resources Association 50th Anniversary – 2014 Annual Conference, November 3-6.  Vienna, Virginia. Abstract.

Michelsen, A., Z. Sheng, and G. Sun. 2014. Worldwide Mega City Growth, Water Resources Issues and Alternative. Proc. of AWRA 50th Anniversary Water Resources Conference.  Nov. 3-6. Tysons Corner, VA. Abstract.

Nambuthiri, S., R.L. Geneve, Y. Sun, X. Wang, G. Bi, R.T. Fernandez, G. Niu, A. Fulcher, and D. Cochran. Impact of alternative materials on container physical properties and substrate temperature. The 2014 Annual ASHS Conference. Orlando, FL. July 26 to Aug. 1. Abstract.

Sheng, Z. and G. Ganjegunte. 2014. Use of greywater and brackish groundwater for cotton production. USDA/WRRC Track, Annual Conference of Universities Council on Water Resources. July 18-20. Tufts University, MA. Abstract. Invited.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbk5QccuKAA .

Niu, G. and Y. Sun. 2014. Growth and physiological responses of selected ornamental plants irrigated with saline solution. Third International Salinity Forum. June 15-18. Riverside, CA. Abstract.

Sheng, Z., A. El Hassan, A. McDonald, and Y. Liu. 2014. Water Planning Scenarios for Droughts in Paso del Norte Region. Universities Council on Water Resources/National Institutes for Water Resources and Consortium for Hydrologic Advances in Science. Tufts University, MA. June 18-20. Abstract.

Sheng, Z., Y. Liu, C. Wang, and Y. Wang. 2014. Assess groundwater availability of Texas High Plains using linked Hydro-econometric model. Proc. Of World Environmental and Water Resources Conference, ASCE. June 1-5. Portland, OR. Abstract.

Sheng, Z., A. Michelsen and Y. Liu. 2014. Shared groundwater resources by Mexico and USA in Paso del Norte Region. Proc. of AWRA 50th Anniversary Water Resources Conference. Nov. 3-6. Tysons Corner, VA. Abstract.

Sheng, Z., A. McDonald, Y. Liu, and A. El Hassan. 2014. Spatial and temporal distribution of water salinity in the Pecos River. Proceedings, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Annual Conference. July 13-16. Montreal, Canada. Abstract.

Sun, Y., G. Niu, G. Ganjegunte, and Y. Wu. 2014. Salt tolerance of six switchgrass varieties. Annual ASHS Conference. Orlando, FL. July 26 to Aug. 1. Abstract.

Sun, Y., G. Niu, and J. Zhang. 2014.Growth and physiological responses of cotton genotypes to controlled drought using an automated irrigation system. The 2014 Annual ASHS Conference. Orlando, FL. July 26 to Aug. 1. Abstract.

Sun, Y., G. Niu, and C. Perez. 2014. Salt tolerance of selected Texas Superstar perennials. Southern Region Annual Conference for American Society for Horticultural Science. January 31 to February 2, Dallas, Texas. Abstract.

Sun, Y., G. Niu, C. Perez, and P. Osuna. 2014. Salt Tolerance of Garden Rose Cultivars. Proceedings of Southern Nursery Association, 59: 99-104.

Sun, Y., G. Niu, C. Perez, and P. Osuna. 2014. Salt Tolerance of Artemesia schmidtiana, Buddleia davidii, and Lantana Sp. Proceedings of Southern Nursery Association, 59:109-112.

Wang, X., M. Gu, G. Niu, and P.A. Baumann. 2014. Herbicidal activity of mustard seed meal (Sinapis ablba ‘IdaGold’ and Brassica juncea ‘Pacific Gold’) to weeds and vegetable emergence. Southern Region Annual Conference for American Society for Horticultural Science. January 31 to February 2.  Dallas, Texas. Abstract.

Wang, X., G. Niu, and M. Gu. 2014. Seedling emergence of oilseed crops subjected to various salinity levels. Southern Region Annual Conference for American Society for Horticultural Science. January 31 to February 2. Dallas, Texas. Abstract.

Zhang, W., A. M. Michelsen, Z. Sheng, and S. Jia. 2014. Water Allocation in China: Scientific and Institutional Evolution and Reform. Universities Council on Water Resources/National Institutes for Water Resources and Consortium for Hydrologic Advances in Science, Annual Conference. Tufts University, MA, July 18-20. Abstract.

Ganjegunte, G.K. 2014. Alkaline Soils and its Response to Acidic Fertilizers. Invited presentation at the Farm Bill Decision-Making & Soil Response Program organized by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. October 8. Fort Hancock, TX, Invited.

Michelsen, A.M., T. McGuckin, Z. Sheng, R.D. Lacewell and B. Creel. 2014. Economic Impacts of Rio Grande Salinity and Benefits of Salinity Reduction. Rio Grande Economic Association. Federal Reserve Bank. El Paso, TX. December 9. Invited.

Michelsen, A.M. and Ronald D. Lacewell. 2014. Economics of Water. Water Summit: Securing Our Economic Future. Austin, TX. May 19. Invited.

Michelsen, A.M. 2014. Economic Growth and Sustainability: Water Resources for the Paso del Norte Region. Hunt Institute for Global Competitiveness Inaugural Event, University of Texas at El Paso. April 29. Invited.

Michelsen, A.M. 2014. Water Resource Management. International Visitor Leadership Program, Regional Project for the Near East and North Africa. U.S. Department of State. Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at El Paso. March 27.  Invited host.

Michelsen, A.M., W. Alley, Z. Sheng, J. Hawley and P. King. 2014. United States – Mexico Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program. National Groundwater Association Conference on Hydrology and Water Scarcity in the Rio Grande Basin. Albuquerque, NM. February 26-26.

Niu, G., 2014. Status of vertical farming in the United States. International Forum on Controlled Environmental Agriculture. Zhejiang University. November 11. Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China. Invited.

Niu, G., 2014. Plant Stress Physiology. China Agricultural University. November 7. Beijing, China. Invited.

Niu, G., 2014. Protected cultivation in horticulture and vertical farming for specialty crop production. Chiba University.  February 14. Kashiwano-no-ha Campus, Japan. Invited.

Niu, G., 2014. Protected cultivation in horticulture. International Organic Agricultural Conference.  April 4.  Juárez, Mexico. Invited.

Niu, G. 2014. Vertical farming – A new form of plant production. Texas Plant Protection Association Conference. December 11. College Station, Texas. Invited

Niu, G., Y. Sun, G. Bi, A. Koeser, K. Jacobsen, V. Anderson, V. Verlinden, and R. Conneway. 2014. Impact of biocontainers on plant performance and container decomposition in the landscape.  The 2014 Annual ASHS Conference. Orlando, FL. July 26 to Aug. 1. Invited

Sheng, Z. 2014. Brackish Groundwater Desalination, ASABE Texas Section Annual Meeting. Victoria, TX. October 16. Invited.

Sheng, Z. 2014. Aquifer Storage and Recovery System. Texas Water Foundation. Austin, Texas. June 17. Invited, Distinguished Speaker Series Presentation.

Sheng, Z. 2014. Integrated Water Resources Management: Principles and Applications. Seminar at Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Urumqi, China. August 8. Invited.

Sheng, Z. 2014. Integration of Education, Research and Extension in Texas A&M University. Seminar at Xinjiang Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research. Urumqi, China. August 7. Invited.

Sheng, Z. 2014. Who owns water vs. who uses water in USA? Seminar at Xinjiang Bureau of Water Resources and Xinjiang Association of Water Conservancy. Urumqi, China. August 6. Invited.

Sheng, Z. and C. Wang. 2014. How to publish in a top journal? Seminar at Lanzhou University. Lanzhou, China. July 30. Invited.

Sheng, Z. 2014. Management of water resources in arid regions. Seminar at Lanzhou University. Lanzhou. China, July 28. Invited.

Conference and Symposia Proceedings and Presentations – 2013

Cai, X., T. Starman, G. Niu, C. Hall, and D. Byrne. 2013. Responses of selected garden roses to four different soil moisture contents. VI International Rose Symposium on Research and Cultivation, Leibniz Universität, Hannover, Germany. Abstract.

Cai, X., T. Starman, G. Niu, C. Hall, L. Lombardini, and D. Byrne. 2013. Responses of selected garden roses to cyclic drought stress and four different soil moisture contents. North American Agricultural Biotechnology Council 25th Annual Conference, June 4-6, College Station, Texas. Abstract.

Ganjegunte, G.K., G. Niu, Y. Wu, A. Ulery, C. Wang. 2013. Meeting energy needs by developing management practices to utilize marginal quality irrigation water on saline lands for sustainable bio-energy crop production. Proceedings of International Conference on Sustainable Development organized by Ontario International Development Agency during December 04-06, 2013 in Chandigarh, Punjab, India, p. 158-159.

Ganjegunte, G.K., G. Niu, Y. Wu, A. Ulery, C. Wang. 2013. Evaluation of Bioenergy Crop Production with Marginal Quality Irrigation Water on Saline Lands under Extremely Arid Conditions. Proceedings of the Desert Technology 11 conference jointly organized by Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture, Dryland Systems Research Program of Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research and Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M University System, November 19-22, 2013 at San Antonio, TX. p. 41. Abstract.

Ganjegunte, G.K., G. Niu, A.L. Ulery, Y. Wu, and C. Wang 2013. Developing Alternative Water Sources for Bioenergy Crop Production on Marginal Lands. Proceedings of ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Meetings – Water, Food & Energy for a Sustainable World, 1 page [on Web],  November 3-6 in Tampa, FL. Abstract.

Ganjegunte, G.K., M.N. Meki and J.R. Kiniry. 2013. Field Evaluation of Bioenergy Crops Performance On Saline Soils Under Arid Conditions. Proceedings of ASA, CSSA and SSSA International Meetings – Water, Food & Energy for a Sustainable World, 1 page [on Web], November 3-6 in Tampa, FL. Abstract.

Guo, Y., M. Gu, G. Niu, T. Starman, and F.M. Hons. Poinsettia growth response to container substrate amended with biochar. Texas Plant Protection Conference, Brazos Center, Bryan TX, Dec 10 & 11. Abstract.

He, D., Z. Zhang, G. Zheng, R. Gao, and G. Niu. 2013. A continuous canopy photosynthesis measurement system for CAM plants. The ASHS Annual Conference, Palm Desert, CA, July 22-25. Abstract.

He, D., R. Gao, Z. Zhang, and G. Niu. 2013. Steady-state chlorophyll fluorescence measurement for photosynthesis research in CAM plants. The ASHS Annual Conference, Palm Desert, CA, July 22-25. Abstract.

Li, T., G. Bi, G. Niu, S. Nambuthiri, X. Wang, R.T. Fernandez, A. Fulcher, and Y. Sun. 2013. Use of biocontainers in pot-in-pot nursery production system. The ASHS Annual Conference, Palm Desert, CA, July 22-25. Abstract.

McCurry, G., P., Barkmann, Z. Sheng, D. Bartlett, and D. McGrane. 2013. Balloting process of guidelines by managed aquifer recharge standards committee of ASCE/EWRI. The 8th International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge, October 15-19, Beijing, China. Abstract.

McDonald, A. and G.K. Ganjegunte. 2013. Impacts of Creosote bush-tarbush Control on Rainfall Infiltration and Forage production in the Rio Grande Basin. Proceedings of 2013 Rio Grande Basin Initiative Meeting, 1 page [on Web], April 15 – 16, 2013 at San Antonio, TX. Abstract.

Michelsen, A.M., R.J. Johnston, and G. Parsons. 2013. “Beach Management Strategies Economic Assessment”.  American Water Resources Association Annual Conference. Portland, OR, Nov. 4-7, 2013.  Abstract.

Michelsen, A.M., R.D. Lacewell, J.P. Nicot and T. Grimshaw. 2013. Environmental and Related Impacts of Shale Gas Development: Case Study of the Barnett Shale Play. American Water Resources Association Annual Conference. Portland, OR, Nov. 4-7, 2013. Abstract.

Michelsen, A.M., R.J. Johnston, and G. Parsons. 2013. “Economic Assessment of Delaware Bay Beach Management Strategies. Universities Council on Water Resources/National Institutes for Water Resources Annual Conference. Lake Tahoe, NV, June 11-13. Abstract.

Michelsen, A.M. and R.D. Lacewell. 2013. Natural Gas Hydraulic Fracturing Water Resources Economic Values. Universities Council on Water Resources/National Institutes for Water Resources Annual Conference. Lake Tahoe, NV, June 11-13. Abstract.

Nambuthiri, S., R. Geneve, G. Niu, Y. Sun, G. Bi, R.T. Fernandez, and X. Wang. 2013. Impact of container material on substrate heat buildup in an outdoor nursery. The ASHS Annual Conference, Palm Desert, CA, July 22-25. Abstract.

Niu, G., P. Osuna, and Y. Sun. 2013. Growth and physiological responses of plants to salt stress. Journal of Ciencia de la Frontera, Volume XI, special issue, 19-26.

Niu, G., Y. Sun, G. Bi, A. Koeser, K. Jacobsen, S. Verlinden, and R. Conneway. Impact of biopots on landscape performance and pot degradation. The ASHS Annual Conference, Palm Desert, CA, July 22-25. Abstract.

Sheng, Z., A. McDonald, Y. Liu, and A. El Hassan. 2013. Assessment of water operations planning scenarios in irrigation districts in Paso del Norte region along the Rio Grande. Proc. AWRA 2013 Annual Water Resources Conference, November 4-7, Portland, OR. Abstract.

Sheng, Z., D. Galloway, K. Prince, C.G. Jr. Keyes, J. Li, and B. Willardson. 2013. ASCE/EWRI standard guidelines for land subsidence caused by fluid withdrawal. The 8th International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge, October 15-19, Beijing, China. Abstract.

Sheng, Z., Y. Liu, and A. Michelsen. 2013. Comparing long term water resources plans for mega cities: Houston and Shanghai. Proc. of International Specialty Conference: Water for Mega Cities – Challenges and Solutions, organized by AWRA and BHES, September 16-18, Beijing, China. Abstract.

Sheng, Z., Y. Liu, C. Wang, and Y. Wang. 2013. Groundwater availability for future agricultural production in Texas High Plains.  Proc. of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Annual Conference, July 21-24, Kansas, MO. Abstract.

Sheng, Z., Q. Guo, and X. Cai. 2013. Advances in water resources development and hydrology in China, Proc. of World Environmental and Water Resources Conference, ASCE, May 19-23, Cincinnati, OH. Abstract.

Sheng, Z., A. Michelsen, Y. Liu, B. Mohanty, and A. Granados-Olivas. 2013. Simulate surface water and groundwater interaction in the El Paso-Juarez Valley using the RiverWare groundwater objects. Proc. of World Environmental and Water Resources Conference, ASCE, May 19-23, Cincinnati, OH. Abstract.

Sheng, Z., F. Chowdhury, A. McDonald, and Y. Liu. 2013. RiverWare model enhancement for water operations planning in irrigation districts. Rio Grande Basin Initiatives Annual Conference, April 15, San Antonio, TX. Abstract.

Sun, Y., Bi, Guihong, and G. Niu. 2013. Impact of Dikegulac Sodium and Pinching on the Branching of Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Merritt’s Supreme’. Proceedings of Southern Nursery Association 58: 167-173.

Sun, Y., G. Niu, and C. Perez. 2013. Impact of Augeo and pinching on the branching of Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Merritt’s Supreme’. Texas Plant Protection Conference, Brazos Center, Bryan TX, Dec 10 & 11. Abstract.

Sun, Y., G. Niu, P. Osuna, and G. Peterson. 2013. Variability in Salt Tolerance of 10 Sorghum Genotypes.  The ASHS Annual Conference, Palm Desert, CA, July 22-25. Abstract.

Sun, Y., G. Niu, and P. Osuna. 2013. Elevated salinity in irrigation water reduced growth of ricinus communis L. cultivars. The ASHS Annual Conference, Palm Desert, CA, July 22-25. Abstract.

Wang, X., M. Gu, and G. Niu. 2013. Herbicidal activity of mustard seed meal in petri dish. Texas Plant Protection Conference, Brazos Center, Bryan TX, Dec 10 & 11. Abstract.

Wang, X., R.T. Fernandez, G. Bi, A. Fulcher, R. Geneve, G. Niu, S. Verlinden, B. Cregg, M. Ngoouajio, T. Kijchavengku, R. Auras, S. Nambuthiri, R. Conneway, and Y. Sun. Plant growth and water use in plastic, fiber, keratin, and root pouch containers. The 2013 ASHS Annual Conference, Palm Desert, CA, July 22-25. Abstract.

Wang, C., Z. Sheng, Y. Wang, Y. Liu, J. Bordovsky,  J. Johnson, and E. Segarra. 2013. Achieving the desired future conditions for groundwater availability: an integrated hydro-economic modeling framework. The 68th International Annual conference of the Soil and Water Conservation Society, July 21-24, Reno, NV. Abstract.

Wang Y., C. Wang, Z. Sheng, Y. Liu, J. Bordovsky, J. Johnson, and E. Segarra. 2013. Groundwater hydrology and producer water use: an integrated hydro-economic model. The 68th International Annual Conference of the Soil and Water Conservation Society, July 21-24, Reno, NV. Abstract.

Archuleta, E., Raucher, B., J. Clements, A.M. Michelsen, H. Gonzalez and M.P. Fahy. 2013. Barriers and Solutions to Concentrate Management for Inland Municipal Desalination.  Multi-state Salinity Coalition Annual Summit.  Las Vegas, NV. Feb. 14-15.

Ganjegunte, G.K. 2013. Tactics for salinity remediation: Contributing to pest management and profitability. Invited presentation at the 61st Annual Agricultural Chemicals Conference organized by West Texas Agricultural Chemicals Institute, September 10, 2013, Lubbock, TX. Invited.

Ganjegunte, G.K. 2013. Alkaline soils / Alkaline water The Chemical Approach. Invited presentation at the Cotton Root Rot and other Updates Meeting organized by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, August 8, 2013, Fort Hancock, TX. Invited.

Ganjegunte, G.K. 2013. Soil Salinity Management.  Invited presentation at the 2013 Extension Entomology/IPM Professional Improvement Conference organized by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Entomology Department, Texas A&M University, March 19 – 22, 2013, New Braunfels, TX. Invited.

Ganjegunte, G.K. 2013. Soil Salinity: Overview and New Technologies.  Invited presentation at the 2013 Texas/Oklahoma Cotton Physiology Working Group Meeting organized by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, January 30-February 1, 2013, Austin, TX. Invited.

Michelsen, A.M. 2013. Water Resources and Research in the Rio Grande Basin. Texas A&M AgriLife Advanced Leadership Program, Cohort II. El Paso, TX, October 15. Invited.

Michelsen, A.M. 2013. Mega Cities World-wide: Population, Growth, Water Use and Water Resources Challenges. Water for Mega Cities: Challenges and Solutions, International Specialty Conference, American Water Resources Association and Beijing Hydraulic Engineering Society. Beijing, China. September 16-18. Invited.

Michelsen, A.M. 2013. Allocation of River Basin Water. 2013 Annual Conference of the Yangtze River Watershed Collaboration Network for Water Resources Research. Xining, Qinghai Province, China.   Qinghai Ministry of Water Resources. September 6. Invited.

Michelsen, A.M. 2013. Water Conservation Collaboration and Accomplishments of the Rio Grande Basin Initiative. Rio Grande Basin Initiative Summary Meeting. San Antonio, TX. April 16, 2013. Invited.

Michelsen, A.M. 2013. Integrated Water Resources Management: Evolution and 6th World Water Forum Results. IWRM Webinar, American Water Resources Association. April 9, 2013. Invited.

Niu, G. 2013. Producing bioenergy crops in marginal lands – salt tolerance and water use of potential bioenergy crops. The sixth International Organic Agricultural Symposium to be held at the XXXVIII National Congress of Soil Science in La Paz, Baja California Sur, México from Monday 25 to Friday 29, November 2013. Invited.

Niu, G. 2013. Plant stress physiology in ornamental crops. China Agricultural University, Nov. 8, Beijing, China. Invited.

Niu, G. 2013. Impact of using biocontainers in nursery production and landscapes. Hunan Academy of Forestry and Technology. October, 23, Changsha, Hunan, China. Invited.

Niu, G. 2013. Laboratory safety and training. Hunan Academy of Forestry and Technology. October, 23, Changsha, Hunan, China. Invited.

Niu, G. 2013. Irrigating bioenergy crops with alternative water. Universidad Juarez Del Estado De Durango, Venecia, Durango, Mexico, Sept 9-13 (Keynote speaker) Invited.

Niu, G. 2013. Impact of biocontainers on nursery production and landscape performance. Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University, April 11, College Station, Texas. Invited.

Niu, G. 2013. Evaluating salt tolerance of plants in a greenhouse setting. International Organic Agricultural Conference, March 15, Juárez, Mexico. Invited.

Niu, G. Water quality and plant response to salinity. Texas AgriLife Research Center at Lubbock, August 5, 2013. Invited.

Niu, G. Drought and salt tolerance of garden roses. Ohio Floriculture Association Short Course, July 15, 2013. Invited.

Niu, G. Drought and salt tolerance of landscape plants. Master gardeners training. College Station, May 28 and 30, 2013. Invited.

Niu, G. 2013. Salt Tolerance of Garden Roses. El Paso Master Gardeners training. January 15, El Paso, Texas. Invited.

Sheng, Z. 2013. Managed underground storage of recoverable water system: tool for sustainable development. Seminar at Xinjiang Bureau of Water Resources and Xinjiang Association of Water Conservancy, Urumqi, China, June 25. Invited.

Sheng, Z. 2013. Water sustainability in arid regions: approaches & tools. Seminar at Xinjiang Agricultural University, Urumqi, China, June 30. Invited.

Conference and Symposia Proceedings and Presentations – 2012

Abudu, S., J.P. King, and Z. Sheng. 2012. Daily pan evaporation modeling using partial least squares regression. Proc. Of World Environmental and Water Resources Conference, ASCE, Albuquerque, NM. May 20-24, 2012. Abstract.

Arnold, M.A., D.L. Bryan, R.I. Cabrera, G.C. Denny, J.J. Griffin, J.K. Iles, A.R. King, G.W. Knox, G.V. NcDonald, D.T. Montague, G. Niu, D.K. Struve, A. L. Shober, and N. West. 2012. Ten Site Evaluation of Advanced Clonal Selections of Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich. Yields Data Aiding in Selection of Improved Trees for Built Environments in the Eastern and Central United States. ASHS, 30 July-4Aug, 2012, Miami, FL. Abstract.

Cai, X., G. Niu, T. Starman, and C. R. Hall. 2012. Response of selected garden rose cultivars to salt stress. AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE, 30 July-4Aug, 2012, Miami, FL. Abstract.

Cui, C., Abudu, S., J.P. King, and Z. Sheng. 2012. Sustainability of ancient Karez systems in arid lands: A case study in Turpan Region of China. Proc. Of World Environmental and Water Resources Conference, ASCE, Albuquerque, NM. May 20-24, 2012: 161-170 CD-ROM.

Fulcher, A., G. Niu, G. Bi, M. Evans, T. Fernandez, R. Geneve, A. Koeser, S. Nambuthiri, N. Pershey, R. Stewart, S. Verlinden, X. Wang.  2012. Assessing biocontainers and a sustainable irrigation regime for the US nursery industry. Proceedings of Southern Nursery Association 57: 73-77.

Ganjegunte, G.K., M. Schiavon, and B. Leinauer. 2012. Soil Salinity Assessment by Electro-Magnetic Induction in Irrigated Turf Field. Proceedings of 2012 ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Annual Meetings, “Visions for a Sustainable Planet,” 1 page [on Web], October 21-24, 2012, Cincinnati, OH. Abstract.

Ganjegunte, G.K., J.A. Clark, and Y. Wu. 2012. Bioenergy Crop Production with Marginal Irrigation Water. Proceedings of 2012 ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Annual Meetings, “Visions for a Sustainable Planet,” 1 page [on Web], October 21-24, 2012, Cincinnati, OH. Abstract.

Ganjegunte, G.K., J.A. Clark, and Y. Wu. 2012. Cellulosic Bioenergy Crop Production with Marginal Quality Water. Proceeding of the 2012 National Conference for Biomass Feedstock Production and Utilization organized by the Sun Grant Initiative, 1 page [on CD], October 2-5, 2012, New Orleans, LA. Abstract.

Ganjegunte, G.K., J.A. Clark, and Y. Wu. 2012. Water Reuse for Cellulosic Bioenergy Crop Production. Proceeding of the Binational Border Water Resources Summit, 1 page (#10), September 28, El Paso, TX. Abstract.

Gastelum, J. and Z. Sheng. 2012. Understanding of surface water and groundwater interactions in the Mesilla Aquifer. Proc. Of World Environmental and Water Resources Conference, ASCE, Albuquerque, NM. May 20-24, 2012: 171-180 CD-ROM.

Greyvenstein, O., T. Starman, B. Pemberton, G. Niu, and D.H. Byrne. 2012. Cell membrane stability provided better resolution for screening heat tolerance in garden roses than did chlorophyll fluorescence. ASHS, 30 July-4Aug, 2012, Miami, FL. Abstract.

Manrodriguez, D., G. Niu, P. Osuna, and Y. Sun. 2012. Plant growth regulator impact on verbena and calibrachoa branching and performance. Conference of Research Experience for Undergraduate Scholarship, Arlington, VA, Oct 21-22. Abstract.

Michelsen, A.M., Booker, J.F., R.E. Howitt and R.A. Young. 2012. Integration and Evolution of Hydro-economic Modeling. American Water Resources Association Annual Conference. Jacksonville, FL, Nov. 12-15.

Michelsen, A.M., Booker, J.F., R.E. Howitt and R.A. Young. 2012. Advances in Hydro-economic Modeling and Policy Applications. Universities Council on Water Resources and National Institutes for Water Resources Annual Conference. Santa Fe, NM. July 17-19.

Michelsen, A.M., T. McGuckin, R.D. Lacewell, B. Creel and Z. Sheng. 2012. Three-State Partnership to Improve Water Quality: The Rio Grande Coalition and Estimating Economic Benefits of Salinity Reduction. 2012 Land Grant and Sea Grant National Water Conference. Portland, Oregon. May 20-24.

Michelsen, A.M. 2012. American Water Resources Association Leadership and Activities in Integrated Water Resources Management. Summary in “One Water Management: Perspectives.” Edited by the Clean Water America Alliance. Washington, DC.

Michelsen, A., Z. Sheng, and J.P. King. 2012. Shared MX-US Transboundary Groundwater Resources. Proc. Of World Environmental and Water Resources Conference, ASCE, Albuquerque, NM. May 20-24, 2012. Abstract.

Nambuthiri, S., R. Geneve, T. Fernandez, A. Fulcher,A. Koeser, G. Bi, M. Evans, G. Niu, N. Pershey, R. Stewart, S. Verlinden, and X. Wang.  2012. Substrate heat buildup and evaporation rate differs between plastic and alternative one gallon nursery containers. Proceedings of Southern Nursery Association 57: 60-62.

Niu, G., P. Osuna, and D. Rodriguez. 2012. Salt Tolerance of Ornamental Chile Pepper. Proceedings of Southern Nursery Association 57: 336-341.

Niu, G., Pemberton, B., P. Osuna, and D. Rodriguez. 2012. Plant Growth Regulator Impact on Calibrachoa and Verbena Branching. Proceedings of Southern Nursery Association 57: 151-156.

Pemberton, H.B., G. Niu, W.R. Roberson, and P. Osuna. 2012. Plant growth regulator impact on verbena branching and performance. ASHS, 30 July-4Aug, 2012, Miami, FL. Abstract.

Perez, C., Y. Sun, and G. Niu. 2012. Salt Tolerance of Artemesia schmidtiana ‘Silver Mound’. San Jose, CA, Nov 7-10. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. Abstract.

Sheng, Z., R. Marmolejo,  A. Michelsen, Y. Liu, Z. Ye, and Z. Chen. 2012. RiverWare model configuration for water operations planning in the El Paso Valley, Proc. UCOWR/NWRI Annual Conference: Managing Water, Energy, & Food in an Uncertain World, Santa Fe, NM, July 17-19, 2012. Abstract.

Sheng, Z. and J.P. King. 2012. Evolution of RiverWare models for water operations planning in the Paso Del Norte Region. 2012 RiverWare User Group Meeting, Boulder, CO, February 1-2, 2012.  Abstract.

Urbanczyk, K.M., J. Bennett, G. Bryant, D.J. Dean, Z. Sheng, and R. Smith. 2012. Instream flow recommendations for the Rio Grande, Pecos and Devils rivers, Texas USA. 2012 GSA Annual Meeting & Exposition, 4-7 November, Charlotte, NC. Abstract.

Wang, X., T. Fernandez, B. Cregg, A. Fulcher, R.L. Geneve, G. Niu, S. Verlinden, M. Ngouajio, T.Kijchavengku, R. Auras, G. Bi, S. Nambuthiri, and R. Conneway. 2012. Performance of alternative containers and plant growth and water use of euonymus fortune. ASHS, 30 July-4Aug, 2012, Miami, FL. Abstract.

Michelsen, A.M. 2012. Integrated Water Resources Management on the World State. American Water Resources Association 2012 Annual Conference. Jacksonville, FL. Nov. 12-15. Invited.

Michelsen, A.M. 2012. Texas State 50-year Water Plans and Policies. Water Policy in the West. Water Science and Policy Center, University of California, Riverside. October 17, 2012. Invited.

Michelsen, A.M. 2012. Economic Challenges and Opportunities.  Growing Texas, Water and Energy in Texas: Solutions from Texas A&M. College Station, TX. October 3-4. Invited.

Michelsen, A.M. 2012. Texas State 50-year Water Plans and Policies. Water Policy in the West. Water Science and Policy Center, University of California, Riverside, CA. October 17. Invited.

Michelsen, A.M. and F. Brelle. 2012. Using Our Water Resources Smartly: Getting Water Resources Management Right! Opening Session for Priority 2.1, 6th World Water Forum. Marseille, France. March 12-17.  Invited.

Michelsen, A.M. 2012.  Rio Grande Salinity Management Coalition Program: Salinity Sources, Impact Assessment and Mitigation Alternatives. Multi-State Salinity Coalition. Las Vegas, NV. Jan. 26-27.   Invited.

Booker, J.F., R.E. Howitt, A.M. Michelsen, and R.A. Young. 2012. Modeling the Economics of Water: Progress and Challenges, American Mathematical Society Special Session on Mathematics in Natural Resource Modeling, Boston, MA. Jan. 4 and 5. Invited.

Miyamoto, S. 2012. An Overview of Salinity Trends in the Rio Grande/Pecos Basin. Annual Conference of New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts. Las Cruces, New Mexico. Invited.

Niu, G. 2012. Current trend on drought and salt tolerance of horticulture crops. College of Science and Technology, Central South University of Forestry and Technology. Shangcha, China. Nov 19. Invited.

Niu, G. 2012. Plant stress physiology and Research Application I. College of Water conservancy and civil engineering, China Agricultural University. Beijing, China. Nov 9. Invited.

Niu, G. 2012. Plant stress physiology and Research Application II. College of Water conservancy and civil engineering, China Agricultural University. Beijing, China, Nov 16. Invited.

Niu, G. 2012. Research overview on protected cultivation of horticultural crops in USA. Agricultural Experimental Station, Zhejiang University, China. July 2. Invited.

Niu, G. 2012. Drought and salt tolerant landscape plants for Texas landscapes. Texas Nursery and Landscape Expo, Houston. August 16. Invited.

Niu, G., G. Bi, A. Koeser, V. Anderson, R. Conneway, S. Verlinden, R. Schnelle, and R. Stewart. 2012. Impact of biopots on plant performance and pot degradation in landscapes. ASHS, 30 July-4Aug, 2012, Miami, FL.

Niu, G., H.B. Pemberton, P. Osuna, and W.R. Roberson. 2012. Plant growth regulator impact on calibrachoa branching and performance. ASHS, 30 July-4Aug, 2012, Miami, FL.

Sheng, Z. 2012. Water sustainability in arid regions: approaches and tools. Seminar at Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Urumqi, China. July 5. Invited.

Sheng, Z. 2012. Water sustainability in arid regions, Seminar at Xinjiang Bureau of Water Resources and Xinjiang Association of Water Conservancy, Urumqi, China. July 4. Invited.

Sheng, Z. 2012. Water sustainability in arid regions, 26th Annual Department of Geological Sciences Colloquium, University of Texas at El Paso, March 1, 2012. Invited keynote.

Sheng, Z. 2012.  Water resources management in arid and semi-arid regions, Seminar at Qinghai University, Xining, China. June 29. Invited.

Sheng, Z. 2012.  Applications of geophysical methods in groundwater engineering (II), Graduate Seminar at Peking University, Beijing, China. June 11, Invited.

Sheng, Z. 2012. Managed underground storage of recoverable water system: a tool for sustainable development, Seminar at Jinan University, Jinan, China. June 7.  Invited.

Sheng, Z. 2012. Applications of geophysical methods in groundwater engineering (I), Graduate Seminar at Peking University, Beijing, China. June 4. Invited.

Conference and Symposia Proceedings and Presentations – 2011

Brown,W.A., A. Cegon and Z. Sheng. 2011. “Utilizing Continuous Resistivity Profiling for Characterization of Canal Seepage in El Paso, Texas.” Proceedings, 24th Annual Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP). Charleston, South Carolina. April 10-14. 235-244.

Clark, J. A., G. K. Ganjegunte and C. L. Trostle. 2011. “Irrigation with Saline-Sodic Cooling Tower Reject Water”. Proceedings of the Conference -Sustainability on the Border: Water, Climate and Social Change in a Fragile Landscape. El Paso, Texas. May 16-18. Abstract.

Cox, C., G. K. Ganjegunte, D. Borrok, V. Lougheed, L. Ma and L. Jin. 2011. “Evaluation of soil sustainability along the Lower Rio Grande River: Changes in salt loading and organic nutrients due to farming practices”. Proceedings of the AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, California. December 5-9. CD-ROM. Abstract. 

Di Giovanni, G. D. 2011. “PCR Detection of waterborne pathogens: Time to sink or swim.” Proceedings of the American Water Works Association Water Quality Technology Conference, November 13-17. CD-ROM. Invited. 

Ganjegunte, G. K., J. A. Clark and Y. Wu. 2011. “Irrigation with Treated Urban Wastewater for Bioenergy Crop Production in the Far West Texas”. Proceedings of the AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, California. December 5-9. CD-ROM. Abstract.

Ganjegunte, G. K. 2011. “Feasibility of Treated Urban Wastewater Irrigation for Bioenergy Crop Production in the Far West Texas”. Proceedings of the ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings. San Antonio, Texas. October 16-9. CD-ROM. Abstract.

Ganjegunte G. K., J. A. Clark, G. Peterson and J. A. Da Silva. 2011. “Beneficial Effects of Cellulosic Bioenergy Crops On Soil Salinity and Sodicity Management”. Proceedings of the ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings. San Antonio, Texas.  October 16-9. CD-ROM. Abstract.

Gastelum, J.R., Z. Sheng and A.M. Michelsen. 2011. Framework for a Water Resources Decision Support System for the Paso del Norte. Planning for Tomorrow’s Water: Snowpack, Aquifers and Reservoirs, Universities Council on Water Resources and National Institutes for Water Resources Annual Conference. Boulder, Colorado. July 12-14. Abstract. Proceedings, Presentation.

Gastélum, J. R., Z. Sheng, C. Wang, and S. Zhao. 2011. “Evaluation of well heads by using different approaches: well package, multi-node well package, and analytical solution.” Proceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Conference. ASCE, Palm Springs, California. May 21-26, Abstract. Presentation.

Gastelum, J.R., Z. Sheng and Y. Liu. 2011. “Comparison of water resources management plans in the Paso del Norte Region under climate change and sustainable approach.” Proceeding, Sustainability on the border: Water, climate, social change in a fragile landscape. The University of Texas at El Paso. May 16-18. Abstract. Presentation. 

Marmolejo, R., Z. Sheng and J. Walton. 2011. “Low impact development structures for groundwater management and watershed protection in arid region: case study in El Paso Texas.” Proceedings of American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Annual Conference. Louisville, Kentucky. August 7-10. Abstract. Presentation.  

Michelsen, A., B. Alley, Z. Sheng, P. King, M. Darr, S. Megdal and F. Cafaggi Felix. 2011. “U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program.” Panel Session. American Water Resources Association, 2011 Annual Water Resources Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico. November 7-10. Abstract.

Miyamoto, S. 2011. Soil and Management in Irrigated Pecan Orchards. Proceedings of Jimenez Pecan Conference. P. 5-8. September 23-25. 2011.

Miyamoto, S. 2011. Salt Tolerance of Oilseed Crops during Establishment. Proceedings of the First International Conference on Arid Land. P. 124. Tokyo, Japan.

Niu, G. and D.S. Rodriguez. 2011. Salt tolerance of bedding plants. Proceedings of Southern Nursery Association 56:146-151.

Niu, G., D.S. Rodriguez and C. McKenney. 2011. Salt tolerance of five wildflowers. Proceedings of Southern Nursery Association 56:152-156.

Roark, M., A. Louise, Z. Sheng, C. Broroughs, N. Shafike, S. Kissock and P. King. 2011. “Upper Rio Grande Water Operations Model.” Panel Session. American Water Resources Association 2011 Annual Water Resources Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico. November 7-10. Abstract.

Sheng Z., J. P. King and J. Gastelum. 2011. “Effects of Groundwater Pumping on the Stream Flow and Aquifer Storage in Mesilla Basin.” Proceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Conference. ASCE. Palm Springs, California. May 21-26.

Sheng, Z. and Y. Liu. 2011. “Advent of a global warming drought to the El Paos/Cd. Juarez Trans boundary area.”  American Water Resources Association 2011 Spring Specialty Conference on Climate Changes. Baltimore, MD. April 18-20. Proceedings. Presentation.

Sheng, Z., J.R. Gastelum, C. Wang and S. Zhao. 2011. “Historic Pumping and Future Desired Conditions of the Stressed Aquifers within a Groundwater Management Area in Texas.” 2011. Land Grant and Sea Grant National Water Conference. Washington, D.C. January 31- February 1. Abstract. Poster.

Sheng, Z., J. P. King and Y. Liu. 2011. “Recharge potential for the stressed regional aquifers by local floods in the Paso Del Norte Region.” Managed Aquifer Recharge Symposium. Irvine, California. January 25-26. Abstract. Presentation.

Zhao, S., C. Wang, J. Bordovsky, Z. Sheng and J.R. Gastélum. 2011. “Estimating the Spatial Distribution of Groundwater Demand in the Texas High Plains.” Presented at the 2011 American Agricultural and Applied Economics & Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association Joint Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. July.  http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/ bitstream/103931/2/Shiliang-zhao-AAEA.pdf

Zhao, S., C. Wang, J. Bordovsky, Z. Sheng and J. Gastelum. “Estimating Spatial Water Demand Distributions in the Texas High Plains.” Universities Council on Water Resources/National Institutes for Water Resources. Boulder, Colorado. July 12-14. Abstract.

Conference and Symposia Proceedings and Presentations – 2010

Ganjegunte, G.K., R.J. Braun, and Y. Wu. 2010. “Effects of Treated Urban Wastewater Irrigation on Switchgrass performance and soil properties”. Proceedings of the ASA-CSSA-SSSA-GSA International Annual Meetings, 1 page [on CD-ROM], October 31- November 4, 2010, Long Beach, California, Abstract.

Ganjegunte, G.K., G. Niu, and S. Miyamoto. 2010. ”Evaluating Ameliorating Effects of Select Cellulosic Bioenergy Crops on Soil Sodicity, Salinity and Permeability”. Proceedings of the ASA-CSSA-SSSA-GSA International Annual Meetings, 1 page [on CD-ROM], October 31- November 4, 2010, Long Beach, California, Abstract. 

Michelsen, A.M., Z. Sheng, B. Creel and B.L. Harris. 2010. U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program: Challenges and Opportunities. HydroFutures: Water Science, Technology and Communities, Universities Council on Water Resources and National Institutes for Water Resources Annual Conference.Seattle,WA. July 13-15. (forthcoming) 

Sheng, Z, A.M. Michelsen, Y. Liu, B. Creel, T. McGuckin and R.D. Lacewell. 2010. Statistical Analysis of Flow Exchange and Salt Loading Between theRio Grande and Underlying Aquifers. Environment and Water Resources Institute, ASCE, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010. Providence,RI. May 16-20. (forthcoming)

Niu, G. and D.C. Rodriguez. 2010. Growth Response of Selected Bedding Plants to Three Irrigation Levels. Proceedings of Southern Nursery Association (in press).

Niu, G., M. Gu and D.C. Rodriguez. 2010. Nitrogen rate and form affected growth ofTexas mountain laurel. Proceedings of Southern Nursery Association (in press).

Sheng Z. and Y. Liu.  2010. Managed Underground Storage of Recoverable Water System: A Tool for Sustainable Development of Regional Water Resources, Proceedings, 2010 Ground WaterSummit and 2010 Ground Water Protection Council Spring Meeting.  

Sheng Z., Z. Ye, G. Di Giovanni and Y. Liu.  2010.  Graywater and brackish groundwater irrigation and their impacts on vegetable production, Proceedings, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 20-23.

Sheng, Z., E. Herrera, G.K. Ganjegunte and R. Bader, 2010. “Potential Use of Graywater and Brackish Groundwater for Cotton Production”. Proceedings, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Annual International Conference. Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania.  June 20-23.

Wang, M., G. Niu, D.C. Rodriguez and D. Zhang. 2010. Response of Zinnia Cultivars to Salinity. Proceedings of Southern Nursery Association (in press).

Conference and Symposia Proceedings and Presentations – 2009

Brown, W. A. and Z. Sheng. 2009. Utilizing Geophysical Methods for Assessment and Characterization of Seepage from the Irrigation Canals in El Paso Lower Valley Texas. The Texas Academy of Science 112th Annual Meeting.  TTU Llano River Field Station, Junction, Texas. March 5-7.  p91. Abstract, Poster.

Brown, W. and Z. Sheng. 2009. Utilizing Continuous Resistivity Profiling for Assessment and Characterization of Canal Seepage in El Paso’s Lower Valley Irrigation Network System,  Proceedings, American Geophysics Union Annual Conference, Abstract NS31B-1170. San Francisco, California. December 14-18. 

Di Giovanni, G. D., N. F. Garcia, R. M. Hoffman and G.D. Sturbaum. 2009. Getting the Most from LT2 Monitoring: Genotyping Cryptosporidium on Method 1622/23 slides.  Proceedings of the American Water Works Association Water Quality Technology Conference. November 15-19. CD-ROM. 

Di Giovanni, G. D.  2009. “Bacterial Source Tracking Identification of Fecal Pollution Sources ImpactingBuckCreek.”TexasState Soil and Water Conservation Board.Wellington,Texas. October 27. 

Di Giovanni, G. D., J. Mott and T. J. Gentry. 2009. “Bacterial Source Tracking in Texas: Status and Future Directions.” USEPA Region 6, 19th Annual Quality Assurance Meeting. October 20,Dallas,Texas. Invited. 

Di Giovanni, G. D., N. F. Garcia, R. M. Hoffman and G. D. Sturbaum. 2009. Adding Value to Regulatory Monitoring: Genotyping of Cryptosporidium Oocysts Recovered from Slides.  Proceedings of the III International Giardia and Cryptosporidium Conference, Orvieto, Italy. October 11-15. CD-ROM. 

Di Giovanni, G. D. 2009. “Bacterial Source Tracking Efforts in the State ofTexas,USA.”  Global Conference on Microbial Contaminants in Drinking Water.Singapore. October 7.  Invited. 

Di Giovanni, G. D., N. F. Garcia, R. M. Hoffman and G. D. Sturbaum. 2009. “Genotyping Cryptosporidium detected on regulatory slides.”  Global Conference on Microbial Contaminants in Drinking Water.Singapore. October 6. Invited. 

Di Giovanni, G. D. 2009. “Bacterial source tracking inTexas: Status and future directions.”  USDA CSREES and USEPA Region 6NonpointSource Pollution Program. Dallas,Texas. (also webcast). September 3. Invited. 

Di Giovanni, G. D. 2009. “Microbiological quality of Rio Grande River Water and Treatment Options for Use of Winter Return Flows.”  Texas Master Gardener’s Program.El Paso,Texas. August 11. Invited.

Di Giovanni, G. D., N. F. Garcia, A. M. Johnson and P. A. Rochelle. 2009. Detection of Infectious Cryptosporidium in Finished Drinking Water. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Universities Council on Water Resources.Chicago,Illinois. July 7-9.

Di Giovanni, G. D. 2009. “Water treatment and waterborne pathogens.” Course lecture for PH 2110 Environmental Health,University ofTexas – Houston School of Public Health El Paso Regional Campus. El Paso,Texas.  February 24.  Invited. 

Flores-Margez, J. P., A. R. López, B. C. Díaza, E. Olivas, A. S. Monrreal, R. H. Jiménez, G. M. Lizárraga Bustamante, A. Borrego and G. D. Di Giovanni. 2009. Microbial pathogens in tap water at rural communities ofNorth México. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Universities Council on Water Resources. Chicago,Illinois.  July 7-9. 

Ganjegunte, G.K., R. Braun, Z. Sheng and Y. Liu. 2009. “Evaluating Effects of Anionic, Cationic and Non-Ionic Polymers on Salinity of Fine Texture Cotton Soils in the Far WestTexas.” Proceedings of the ASA-CSSA-SSSA-GSA International Annual Meetings. Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania.  November 1-5.  Abstract.  CD-ROM.

Ganjegunte, G.K., R.J. Braun, Y. Wu and J. Muir. 2009. “Evaluating the Feasibility of Treated Urban Wastewater (Type II) Irrigation for Bioenergy Crop Production in the Far WestTexas”. Proceedings of the ASA-CSSA-SSSA-GSA International Annual Meetings. Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania, November 1-5.  Abstract.  CD-ROM.

Lalancette, C., G. D. Di Giovanni and M. Prévost. 2009. Dual direct detection of total and infectious Cryptosporidium oocysts by optimizing the cell culture and immunofluorescent assay (3D-CC-IFA) and its applications in public health.  Abstracts of the 109th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.  May 17-21.  CD-ROM.

Lalancette, C., G. D. Di Giovanni, M. Généreux, C. Côté and M. Prévost. 2009. Infectious Cryptosporidium fractions: direct estimates from rural and urban pollution sources.  Proceedings of the American Water Works Association Water Quality Technology Conference.  November 15-19.  CD-ROM. 

Liu, Y. and Z. Sheng.  2009. Analytical-numerical solution for seepage along an earth canal disconnected from the shallow aquifer, Proceedings.  Of World Environmental and Water Resources Conference, ASCE,Kansas City,MO.  May 17-21.  11p.  CD-ROM.  

Liu, Y., Z. Sheng, N. Kyger and F. Reyes.  2009.  Irrigation Scheduling Based on Soil Moisture Statuses in an Irrigated Pecan Orchard,New Mexico Water Research Symposium. Socorro,NM.  August 11.  C-24 Abstract.    

McDonald, A.K, Z. Sheng and N. Kyger.  2009. The relevance of small scale variability in stream-aquifer interaction to successful riparian restoration, Proc. Of World Environmental and Water Resources Conference, ASCE,Kansas City,MO.  May 17-21. Abstract. 

Michelsen, A.M., T. McGuckin, R.D. Lacewell, B. Creel and Z. Sheng. 2009. Economic Impacts ofRio Grande Salinity. Universities Council on Water Resources and National Institutes for Water Resources Annual Conference.Chicago,IL. July 7-9. Proceedings Abstract. 

Michelsen, A.M. and D. Doremus. 2009.Rio Grande Salinity Management – First Steps Toward Interstate Solutions. New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute Annual Conference.Albuquerque,NM. Proceedings. http://wrri.nmsu.edu/publish/watcon/proc53/doremus-michelsen.pdf.  Invited. 

Prévost, M., C. Lalancette, G. D. Di Giovanni, M. Généreux and C. Côté. 2009.  Optimization of the detection of infectious Cryptosporidium by CC-IFA and application to estimate environmental fractions in rural and urban sources.  Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium of the Health Related Water Microbiology Group, International Water Association. Naxos,Greece.  June 2.  CD-ROM.

Sheng, Z., P. Ackerman, N. Kyger and C. Koepke.  2009. Simulation of Impacts of 2006 Flood at Americas 10 Basin in El Paso Texas, New Mexico Water Research Symposium.Socorro,NM.  August 11.  E-34.  Abstract, Poster. 

Sheng, Z., Y. Liu, N. Kyger and F. Reyes.  2009. Tracking Soil Moisture and Ground Water Levels to Improve Irrigation Practices in Western Texas,New Mexico Water Research Symposium. Socorro,NM.  August 11.  E-21.  Abstract, Poster. 

Sheng, Z., Y. Liu, N. Kyger and F. Reyes.  2009. A Soil Moisture Point for Mature Pecan to Maintain Healthy Growth, Proceedings, American Water Resources Association Annual Conference. Seattle,WA.  November 9-12.  Abstract, Poster.

Sheng, Z, A.M. Michelsen, T. McGuckin, B. Creel and R.D. Lacewell. 2009. Assessment of the Economic Impacts ofRio Grande Salinity. American Water Resources Association Annual Conference.Seattle,WA. Nov. 9-12. Proceedings Abstract.

Stahl, P.D., A.F. Wick, G.K. Ganjegunte, U. Norton and L.J. Ingram. 2009. “Redevelopment of Soil Carbon Pools on Reclaimed Surface Mine Lands”.  Proceedings of Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation and the 11thBillingsLand Reclamation Symposium. Billings,Montana.  May 30 – June 5.  Pages 1348-1370.  CD-ROM.

Tillery, S., Z. Sheng, Z., J.P. King and E. Herrera.  2009. Simulation of surface water and groundwater interaction using RiverWare groundwater objects, Proceedings.  Of World Environmental and Water Resources Conference, ASCE. Kansas City,MO.  May 17-21. Abstract.

Conference and Symposia Proceedings and Presentations – 2008

Al-Qudah, O., N. Kyger, and Z. Sheng, 2008. Water Quality Assessment in the El Paso Valley, New Mexico Water Research Symposium, Socorro, NM, August 12: E-33 [abstract, poster].

Cabrera, R., D.S. Rodriguez, and G. Niu. 2008. Relative Salinity Tolerance of Chile Pepper Seedlings. The 2008 Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS).

Casarez, E. A, J. Miertschin, and G. D. Di Giovanni. 2008. Exotic animals, ordinary E. coli:  Implications for bacterial source tracking. Abstracts of the 108th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, [on CD-ROM].
Di Giovanni, G. D. “Bacterial source tracking: a toolbox approach.” American Water Works Association Water Quality Technology Conference Special Topic Session on Emerging Issues and Methods in Source Water Protection, November 18, 2008. – invited

Di Giovanni, G. D. “Waterborne Cryptosporidium: Risks, regulations and challenges.”  US Environmental Protection Agency Virtual Seminar Series (webcast), October 22, 2008. – invited

Di Giovanni, G. D. “Status of Bacterial Source Tracking in Texas.”  Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, July 28, 2008, Austin, Texas.  Invited.

Di Giovanni, G. D. “Waterborne Cryptosporidium – Assessing the Risk.” Marshfield Clinic, February 20, 2008, Marshfield, Wisconsin.  Invited.

Di Giovanni, G. D. “Bacterial source tracking: What can it deliver?” US Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 Confined Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Enforcement Workshop, January 16, 2008, Dallas, Texas.  Invited.

Espinoza, E. L., N. F. Garcia, A. J. Tarquin, and G. D. Di Giovanni. 2008. Extending water supplies through treatment of impaired Rio Grande river water. Abstracts of the 108th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, [on CD-ROM].

Ganjegunte, G.K., E. Herrera and Z. Sheng. 2008. Potential Use of Gray-Water for Cotton Production. Proceedings of Annual Conference of USDA- CSREES Rio Grande Basin Initiative Program “Efficient Irrigation for Water Conservation in the Rio Grande Basin”, July 14-17, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Abstract.

Ganjegunte, G.K., C.L. Trostle, A.C. Eddins, G. Gonzalez, and O. Guerrero. 2008. Evaluating the Potential for Beneficial Uses of Saline Industrial (Blowdown) Wastewater. Proceedings of Annual Conference of USDA- CSREES Rio Grande Basin Initiative Program ” Efficient Irrigation for Water Conservation in the Rio Grande Basin, 1 page, July 14-17, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Abstract.

Ganjegunte, G.K. A.C. Eddins, G. Gonzalez, O. Guerrero, and Z. Sheng. 2008. Salinity Monitoring by EM and Management using Polymers in Irrigated Pecan Field. Proceedings of Annual Conference of USDA-CSREES Rio Grande Basin Initiative Program ” Efficient Irrigation for Water Conservation in the Rio Grande Basin”, 1 page, July 14-17, Las Cruces, New Mexico, Abstract.

Garcia, N. F., A. M. Johnson, P. A. Rochelle and G. D. Di Giovanni. 2008. Detection of infectious Cryptosporidium in finished drinking water. Abstracts of the 108th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, [on CD-ROM].

Ghosh, S., R. Lamendella, A. Yannarell, R. Mackie, G. Di Giovanni, D. Oerther, J. W. Santo Domingo. 2008. Evaluation of two PCR-based swine-specific fecal source tracking assays. Abstracts of the 108th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, [on CD-ROM].

Johnson, A. M., G. D. Di Giovanni and P. A. Rochelle. The risk of cryptosporidiosis from drinking water. Proceedings of the American Water Works Association Water Quality Technology Conference, November 16-20, 2008.

Lalancette, C., N. Labbé, G. D. Di Giovanni and Michele Prévost. Contribution to the optimization of the detection of infectious Cryptosporidium by CC-IFA. Proceedings of the American Water Works Association Water Quality Technology Conference, November 16-20, 2008.

Liu, Y. and Z. Sheng, 2008. Identification of Mature Pecan Moisture Uptake from Observed Water Content Fluctuations, New Mexico Water Research Symposium, Socorro, NM, August 12: E-28 [abstract, poster].

Michelsen, A.M. 2008. Economics, Public Goods, and Environmental Management Methods and Analysis Approaches. Pan American Advanced Study Institute, Sustainability Workshop, EULA, University of Concepcion, Chile. August 10-22. Invited.

Michelsen, A.M. 2008. Water Resources and Management in the Paso del Norte Region. Joint Management of Shared Resources, Groundwater Management District Association Conference. El Paso, TX, June 11-13. Invited.

Michelsen, A. R. Lacewell, J. Gilley, Z. Sheng, M. Chavez, 2008. Water Conservation in Agriculture: How Much More Water Can Be Saved? Proceedings, American Water Resources Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 17-20, 2008 [abstract].

Michelsen, A. R. Lacewell, J. Gilley, Z. Sheng, M. Chavez, 2008. Applicability and Effectiveness of Water Conservation Practices to Mitigate Drought Impact, Proceedings, Annual Conference of Universities Council on Water Resources, July 22-24, 2008 Durham, North Carolina [abstract].

Niu, G. and D.S. Rodriguez. 2008. Irrigation levels affected performance of Gaillardia species. Proceedings of Southern Nursery Association (in press).

Niu, G. and D.S. Rodriguez. 2008. Responses of four rose rootstocks to cyclic drought stress. Proceedings of Southern Nursery Association (in press).

Niu, G. and D.S. Rodriguez. 2008. Rose rootstocks responded differently to chloride versus sulfate salinity. Proceedings of Southern Nursery Association (in press).

Niu, G. and D.S. Rodriguez. 2008. Response of six Gaillardia species to irrigation regimens. Annual Conference of American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS), Orlando, FL, HortScience 43:1192.

Niu, G. and D.S. Rodriguez. 2008. Response of four rose rootstocks to chloride versus sulfate salinity. Annual Conference of American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS), Orlando, FL, HortScience 43:1097-1098.

Niu, G. and D.S. Rodriguez. 2008. Relative drought tolerance of four rose rootstocks. Annual Conference of American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS), Orlando, FL, HortScience 43:1098.

Niu, G. and D.S. Rodriguez. 2008. Salt tolerance of three rose rootstocks. The southern region annual meeting of the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS), Dallas, Texas, HortScience 43:611.

Sheng, Z. Y. Liu, and E. Herrera, 2008. Effects of Groundwater Pumping on the Regulated Stream Flow in an Arid Region, Proceedings, American Water Resources Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 17-20, 2008 [abstract, presentation].

Sheng Z., G.K. Ganjegunte, E. Herrera, and Y.Liu. 2008. The Use of Reclaimed Effluents and Salty Groundwater as Irrigation Sources for Cotton Culture. p E-34. Proceedings of 2008 New Mexico Water Research Symposium, August 12-15, 2008, Socorro, New Mexico, Abstract.

Sheng, Z., S. Jia, A. Michelsen, and R. Li, 2008. Agricultural Water Conservation: Great Potential for Industrial Development in Northwest China, Proceedings, Annual Conference of Universities Council on Water Resources, July 22-24, 2008 Durham, North Carolina [abstract].

Sheng, Z., E. Herrera, G. Ganjegunte, and R. Bader, 2008. Potential Use of Graywater and Brackish Groundwater for Cotton Production, Proceedings, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Annual International Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, June 29 – July 2 [presentation].

Sheng, Z. 2008. Water Conservation and Irrigation Efficiency in Arid Region – Rio Grande Project Area, Consortium for Irrigation Research and Education (CIRE) Annual Meeting, Uvalde May 21 – 22 [presentation].

Sheng, Z.  2008. Potential impacts of local flood on the groundwater availability of regional aquifers in the arid regions, Proceedings, World Environmental and Water Resources Conference, ASCE, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 12-16, CD-ROM [abstract, presentation].

Sheng, Z. 2008. Coordinated Water Resources Database and RiverWare Model Development, Presentation at the URGWOM Steering Committee Meeting, September 11, Albuquerque, NM, (Invited Presentation).

Sheng, Z. 2008. Upper Rio Grande Water Operations Model (URGWOM): Current Status of RiverWare Model for Simulation of the Rio Grande Flow for the Rio Grande Project: Presentation at the IBWC Citizen Forum, September 8, El Paso, Texas, (Invited Presentation).

Sheng, Z. 2008. Who Owns Water vs. Who Uses Water in the United States? Presentation at Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resource Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Beijing, January 3, (Invited Presentation).

Tillery S., King, J. P. and Sheng, Z. 2008. Rincon Valley RiverWareT Model with Groundwater Storage Objects, Presentation at the Paso del Norte Watershed Council meeting (fourth workshop). March 1, Las Cruces, NM, (Invited Presentation).

Truesdale, J. A., N. F. Garcia, E. A. Casarez and G. D. Di Giovanni. 2008. Bacteroidales PCR source tracking – challenges and considerations.  Abstracts of the 108th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, [on CD-ROM].

Conference and Symposia Proceedings and Presentations – 2007

Abdul-Fattah, A. and Z. Sheng. 2007. Hydrus-1D simulation of brackish well water flow and salt transport in a loamy sand column. 2007 Geological Society of America Denver Annual Meeting. October 28-31, 2007. Proceedings. http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2007 AM/finalprogram/abstract_130081.htm.

Di Giovanni, G. D. 2007.”Microbiological quality of Rio Grande River water and treatment options for winter return flows”. El Paso Geological Society, El Paso, TX. September 29, 2007. Invited.

Di Giovanni, G. D. 2007. “Foodborne and waterborne protozoa – Common issues and challenges.” Abstracts of the International Conference on New Horizons in Biotechnology (NHBT 2007), Trivandrum, Kerala, India. November 27, 2007.  CD-ROM.  Invited.

Di Giovanni, G. D. 2007. “Bacterial source tracking in Texas: What’s next?”  USEPA Region 6 Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas. October 16, 2007. Invited.

Di Giovanni, G. D. and N. F. Garcia. 2007. “Nanofiltration removal of pathogens from impaired Rio Grande River winter return flows.”  Abstracts of the 11th Annual Water Reuse Research Conference. El Paso, Texas. June 5, 2007.  CD-ROM.  Invited.

Di Giovanni, G. D. 2007. “E. coli bacterial source tracking in Texas.” BESC 401 Bioenvironmental Microbiology course lecture, Texas A&M University Plant Pathology and Microbiology Department. College Station, Texas. April 12, 2007. Invited.

Di Giovanni, G. D., L. Y. Sifuentes and K. D. Mena. 2007. Host cell capture quantitative PCR detection of viruses. Proceedings of the American Water Works Association Water Quality Technology Conference, Proceedings on CD-ROM. American Water Works Association, Denver, Colorado.

Di Giovanni, G. D., E. A. Casarez, J. B. Mott, and S. D. Pillai. 2007. Comparison of four library-dependent E. coli source tracking methods for the identification of human and animal fecal pollution. Proceedings of the 15th National Nonpoint Source Monitoring Workshop, Austin, Texas. August 26-30, 2007. Invited.

Di Giovanni, G. D., A. M. Johnson and P. A. Rochelle. 2007. Comparison of Cryptosporidium cell culture infectivity assays using reverse transcription PCR, quantitative PCR, and immunofluorescent assay detection methods. Proceedings of the Second International Giardia and Cryptosporidium Conference, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico. May 13-18, 2007.

Galloway, G.E. and A.M.Michelsen. 2007. Water Resources Development Act of 2007: Who,   What, Where, How?  American Water Resources Association Annual Conference.  Albuquerque, NM. November 14.

Ganjegunte, G.K., A.C. Eddins, G. Oscar and G. Gonzalez. 2007. Evaluating the potential for beneficial uses of blowdown water. Proceedings of the ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, Proceedings on CD-ROM, New Orleans, LA. November 4-8, 2007. Abstract.

Ganjegunte, G.K. 2007. “Effects of Land Application of Saline-Sodic Wastewater and Utilization of Natural Zeolites to Improve Water Quality.” Invited lecture at New Mexico Tech, March 26 2007, Socorro, New Mexico. Invited.

Ganjegunte, G.K., A.C. Eddins, G. Gonzalez, O. Guerrero and Z. Sheng. 2007. Salinity management through the use of organic polymers in irrigated pecan fields in the far west Texas. Proceedings of the ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, Proceedings on CD-ROM, New Orleans, LA. November 4-8, 2007. Abstract.

Johnson, A. M., G. D. Di Giovanni and P. A. Rochelle. 2007. Detection of infectious Cryptosporidium oocysts in treated drinking water using three different cell culture infectivity assays followed by genotyping. Proceedings of the American Water Works Association Water Quality Technology Conference, Proceedingson CD-ROM. American Water Works Association, Denver, Colorado.

Johnston, C.R., G.F. Vance, and G.K. Ganjegunte. 2007. Irrigated with coalbed natural gas co-produced waters: Changes in soil physical and chemical properties. Proceedings of the ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, Proceedings on CD-ROM, New Orleans, LA. November 4-8, 2007. Abstract.

Johnston, C.R., G.F. Vance, and G.K. Ganjegunte. 2007. Changes in soil physical and chemical properties of a cropland irrigated with CBNG co-produced water. Proceedings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation National Meeting, pages 350-372, Proceedings on CD-ROM, Gillette, WY. June 2-7, 2007.

McDonald, A.K. and Z. Sheng, 2007. Small-scale variability in groundwater flowpaths along the Pecos River, Texas. New Mexico River Terrace & Floodplain Hydrology Conference, Las Cruces, NM. February 2007.

Michelsen, A.M. and Z. Sheng.  2007.  El Paso Floods, Federal Agency Responses and Recommendations. Natural Hazards in Water Resources, Universities Council on Water Resources and National Institutes for Water Resources Annual Conference.  Boise, ID.  July 24-26, 2007.  Abstract, Proceedings CD.

Michelsen, A.M. 2007. Economic Evaluation of Salinity Impacts. Rio Grande Region Salinity Management Workshop. El Paso, TX. May 21-22. Economic Evaluation of Salinity Impacts Invited.

Michelsen, A.M. and Z. Sheng.  2007.  Paso del Norte 2006 Floods: Water Resource Agency Assessments and Recommendations for Improved Management and Preparation. American Water Resources Association Annual Conference.  Albuquerque, NM, November 12-15, 2007. Abstract, Proceedings CD.

Michelsen, A.M.  2007.  Collaboration and Coordination of Rio Grande Water Resource Organizations and Research Programs.  Rio Grande Watershed Coordinating Committee.  El Paso, TX. May 17, 2007. Invited.

Michelsen, A.M.  2007.  Rio Grande Basin Initiative Collaboration Highlights.  Joint Rio Grande Basin Initiatives Annual Conference.  South Padre Island, TX. May 14-17, 2007. Invited.

Niu, G. 2007. Irrigating landscape and nursery crops with reclaimed water. Workshop: Water Conservation Practices for Nursery Crop Production at the Annual Conference of the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS), HortScience: 840, Scottsdale, AZ. (Invited)

Niu, G. 2007. Salinity and heat tolerance of landscape plants. The 61th Annual Meeting of Rio Grande Horticultural Society, Edinburg, Texas. (Invited)

Niu, G., D.S. Rodriguez, and W. Mackay. 2007. Growth and gas exchanges of four oleanders in response to drought stress. Annual Conference of American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS). Abstract, Proceeedings, HortScience 42: 4 (876).  Scottsdale, AZ.

Niu, G., D.S. Rodriguez, and L. Rodriguez. 2007. Growth and garden performance of fifteen bedding plants under dry and hot environment. Annual Conference of American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS). Abstract, Proceedings, HortScience 42: 4 (978).  Scottsdale, AZ.

Niu, G. and D.S. Rodriguez. 2007. Impact of saline water irrigation on growth and garden performance of ten herbaceous perennials and groundcovers. Annual Conference ofAmerican Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS). Abstract, Proceedings, HortScience 42: 4 (911).  Scottsdale,AZ.

Niu, G. and D.S. Rodriguez. 2007. Heat and drought tolerance of selected bedding plants. Proceedings of Southern Nursery Association.

Niu, G., D.S. Rodriguez, and W. Mackay. 2007. Drought tolerance of four oleanders. Proceedings of Southern Nursery Association.

Niu, G., D.S. Rodriguez and L. Aguiniga. 2007. Salinity tolerance of 10 herbaceous landscape plants. Proceedings of Southern Nursery Association.

Niu, G., R.I. Cabrera, C. McKenney, W. Mackay. 2007. Water use and crop coefficients of selected herbaceous perennials. Proceedings of Southern Nursery Association.

Niu, G. and D.S. Rodriguez. 2007. Salinity tolerance, water use and crop coefficients of selected shrubs and trees. Proceedings of Southern Nursery Association.

Robinson, R.C., A.M. Michelsen and N.R. Gollehon.  2007.  Mitigating Water Shortages in a Multiple Risk Environment. Universities Council on Water Resources and National Institutes for Water Resources Annual Conference.  Boise, ID.  July 24-26, 2007.  Abstract, Proceedings CD.

Sheng, Z., E. Herrera and A.M. Michelsen.  2007.  Conceptual Model for Flood Control Planning in the Lower El Paso Valley.  Natural Hazards in Water Resources, Universities Council on Water Resources and National Institutes for Water Resources Conference.  Boise, ID.  July 24-26, 2007.  Abstract, Proceedings CD.

Sheng, Z. 2007. Water conservation in arid regions; Qinghai Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower and Qinghai Chapter of Association of Water Resources and Hydropower, Xining, Qinghai. December 11. Invited.

Sheng, Z., Arthur, J., Restrepo, J. and R. Allen-King. 2007. On Recovery Efficiency of Managed Underground Storage of Recoverable Water Systems, Proceedings of the 6th Biennial International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge, Phoenix, AZ. October 29 – November 2, 2007.

Sheng, Z., N. Assadian and J. Villalobos. 2007. Characterization of Graywater and Brackish Water Flow Patterns through a Column Experiment, Proceedings of World Environmental and Water Resources Conference, Proceedings on CD-ROM, Tampa, FL. May 14-19, 2007.

Sheng, Z., E. Herrera, M. Barcenas, and A. Abdul-Fattah. 2007. Impact of brackish groundwater and graywater on tomato growth, Proceedings of New Mexico Water Research Symposium, Socorro, NM. August 14, 2007.

Sheng, Z., N. Assadian, M. Barcenas. 2007. Effects of soil conditioning on soil and leachate quality with laundry water and brackish water irrigation, Proceedings of New Mexico Water Research Symposium, Socorro, NM, August 14, 2007. Abstract.

Sheng, Z., N. Assadian, G. D. Di Giovanni, and E. Herrera. 2007. Alternative water sources: Graywater and brackish ground water for vegetable irrigation.  Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the American Water Resources Association, Albuquerque, NM. November 12-15, 2007.

Sij, J.W., P.M. Dyer, G. D. Di Giovanni, C.A. Jones, K. Wagner, and L. Gregory. 2007. “The Buck Creek watershed bacterial monitoring and sourcing projects”.  15th National Nonpoint Source Monitoring Workshop, Austin, TX. August 28, 2007.

Tillery, S., Z. Sheng, J.P. King. 2007. Development of RiverWare model for flood control planning for the Lower Rio Grande, 2007 Annual RiverWare User Group Meeting, Boulder, CO. Feb 6-7, 2007.

Vance, G.F., H. Zhao, M.A. Urynowicz, and G.K. Ganjegunte. 2007. Use of zeolites for treating natural gas co-produced waters in Wyoming, USA. Proceedings of the ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, Proceedings on CD-ROM, New Orleans, LA. November 4-8, 2007. Abstract.

Zhao, H., G.F. Vance, M.A. Urynowicz, G.K. Ganjegunte and R.W. Gregory. 2007. An integrated process using zeolites for treating saline-sodic waters produced from coalbed natural gas operations. Proceedings of the 44th Annual Meeting of the Clay Minerals Society, Proceedings on CD-ROM, Santa Fe, NM. June 2-7, 2007. Abstract.

Zhao, H., G.F. Vance, M.A. Urynowicz, and G.K. Ganjegunte. 2007. Processes using zeolites for treating waters produced from coalbed natural gas operations.2007. Proceedings of the ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meetings, Proceedings on CD-ROM. New Orleans, LA. November 4-8, 2007. Abstract.

Conference and Symposia Proceedings and Presentations – 2006

Aguiniga, L., D.S. Rodriguez, G. Niu, and W.A. Mackay. 2006. Salt tolerance of bluebonnet. New Mexico Water Research Symposium, New Mexico Tech, NM. (Poster)

Abdel-Fattah, Sheng Z., and N. Assadian, 2006. One-dimensional inverse modeling of well water and gray water flow and salt transport in a loamy sand soil column, New Mexico Water Research Symposium. Socorro, NM. August 15, 2006.

Cabrera, R.I., L. Rahman, G. Niu, C. McKenney and W. Mackay. 2006. Salinity tolerance in herbaceous perennials. Annual meeting of ASHS, New Orleans, LA. HortScience: 1054.

Cabrera, R.I., L. Rahman, G. Niu, C. McKenney and W. Mackay. 2006. Response of containerized herbaceous perennials to salinity stress. Proc. SNA. 51: 81-84.

Crawford, C.A., E. A. Gonzales, W. Brown, J. Villalobos, and Z. Sheng, 2006. Gray water reuse to conserve fresh water sources, New Mexico Water Research Symposium. Socorro, NM. August 15, 2006.

Di Giovanni, G. D., E. A. Casarez, J. B. Mott, and S. D. Pillai. 2006. Comparison of four library-dependent E. coli source tracking methods for the identification of human and animal fecal pollution. Proceedings of the American Water Works Association International Symposium on Waterborne Pathogens, Proceedings on CD-ROM, American Water Works Association, Denver, Colorado.

Di Giovanni, G. D. and J. Hernandez. 2006. Microbial challenges to extending uses of Rio Grande river water. Universities Council on Water Resources Annual Conference. July 18-20, 2006, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Di Giovanni, G. D., S. Miyamoto, Z. Sheng and G. Niu. 2006.  Water quality considerations for the agricultural and urban use of reclaimed water in the southwest. Universities Council on Water Resources Annual Conference, Santa Fe, NM. July 18-20, 2006.

Ganjegunte, G.K., G. F. Vance, R. W. Gregory, and R. C. 2006. Surdam. Utilization of zeolite for reducing sodium and salt concentrations in saline-sodic coalbed natural gas waters.  p.111. ‘Zeolite 06’ – Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on the Occurrence, Properties, and Utilization of Natural Zeolites, Socorro, NM. July 16-21, 2006.

Johnston, C.R., S. Jin, G.F. Vance, and G.K. Ganjegunte. 2006. Impacts of Coalbed Natural Gas Co-Produced Water on Cropland Irrigated Soils in the Powder River Basin, Wyoming. Presented at the 2006 Billings Land Reclamation Symposium, June 5-8, 2006.

Michelsen, A.M. 2006. Water Marketing Opportunities for the Paso del Norte Region. Paso del Norte Economic Development Group. El Paso, TX. June 7, 2006. Invited.

Miyamoto, S. 2006. Appraising salinity hazard to landscape plants and soils irrigated with moderately saline water. Proc. UCOWR/NIWR Annual Conference, Santa Fe, NM. July 18 – 20, 2006.

Miyamoto, S. 2006.  Site suitability assessment for irrigating urban landscape with moderately saline water in the Southwest. Proc. 21st Annual WateReuse Symposium, Hollywood, CA. September 10, 2006.

Niu, G., D.S. Rodriguez, R.I. Cabrera, C. McKenney, W. Mackay. 2006. Water use of five woody ornamentals under nursery and landscape conditions. SNA. 51: 85-88.

Niu, G. D.S. Rodriguez, and R.I. Cabrera. 2006. Evaluating drought tolerance in herbaceous perennials. SNA. 51: 89-92.

Niu, G. 2006. Drought and salt tolerance of ornamental plants. China Agricultural University, Beijing, China. (Invited seminar)

Niu, G. 2006. Drought and salt tolerance of landscape plants. Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Institute of Agricultural Meteorology, Beijing, China. (Invited seminar)

Niu, G. and Y.T. Wang. 2006. Drought Influences Growth and Leaf Gas Exchange of Six Bedding Plant Species. IHC. Seoul, Korea. p. 133.

Niu, G. and D.S. Rodriguez. 2006. Salinity and growing medium affected growth and morphology of Gaillardia aristata. Annual meeting of ASHS, New Orleans, LA. HortScience: 1071.

Niu, G. D.S. Rodriguez, R. Cabrera, C. McKenney, and W. Mackay. 2006. Determining water use and crop coefficients of five landscape shrubs. Annual meeting of ASHS, New Orleans, LA. Hortscience: 1009.

Niu, G. and D.S. Rodriguez. 2006. Salinity and growing medium affected growth and morphology of Gaillardia aristata. Annual meeting of ASHS, New Orleans, LA. HortScience: 1071. (Poster)

Qi, S., F. Wu, C. Yan and Z. Sheng, 2006. Impacts of inundation of Houziyan reservoir on Zang nationality blockhouse group relics along the Dadu River, Proc. Of World Environmental and Water Resources Conference, ASCE. Omaha, NE, May 21-25, 2006, CD-ROM.

Rochelle, P. A., A. M. Johnson, and G. D. Di Giovanni. 2006. Cryptosporidium infectivity assays: the road ahead. Proceedings of the American Water Works Association International Symposium on Waterborne Pathogens, 10 pages [on CD-ROM]. American Water Works Association, Denver, Colorado.

Rodriguez, L., D.S. Rodriguez, G. Niu, L. Aguiniga, and W.A. Mackay. 2006. Drought tolerance of bluebonnet. New Mexico Water Research Symposium, New Mexico Tech, NM. (Poster)

Rodriguez, D.S. and G. Niu. 2006. Response of Six Herbaceous Perennials to Drought Conditions. Symposium of Efficient Water Use in the Urban Landscape. Las Cruces, NM. (Poster)

Rodriguez, L., D.S. Rodriguez, and G. Niu. 2006. Responses of six herbaceous perennials to drought. Symposium of Efficient Water Use in the Urban Landscape. Las Cruces, NM. (Poster)

Sheng, Z. and J.P. King, 2006. Efficient measures for controlling irrigation canal losses in the Rio Grande Project area, at the U.S. Department of Agriculture – CSREES National Water Conference. San Antonio, TX. February 5 – 9.

Sheng, Z. 2006. Integrated Management of Water Resources in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions – The Rio Grande Basin Case Study; Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resource Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, June 23.

Sheng, Z. 2006. Integrated Management of Water Resources in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions – The Rio Grande Basin Case Study; Qinghai Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower and Qinghai Chapter of Association of Water Resources and Hydropower, Xining, Qinghai. June 20.

Sheng, Z. and J. Villalobos, 2006. Underground storage of recoverable water systems: a management tool for conjunctive uses of surface water and groundwater in an arid region, Increasing fresh Water, Universities Council on Water Resources, Portland, Santa Fe, NM. July 19-21.

Sheng, Z., N. Assadian, J. Villalobos and E. A. Gonzales, 2006. Spatial variation of groundwater quality in the El Paso lower valley, Texas, USA, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering Annual Conference. Portland, Oregon. July 12-15.

Sheng, Z., A. McDonald, G. Xiang and X. Hart, 2006. Characterize interaction of surface and ground water along the Pecos River by using time-series analysis of observed water levels, International Conference on Hydrological Sciences for Managing Water Resources in Asian Developing World. June 8 -10, Guangzhou, China, CD-ROM.

Sheng, Z., J. Villalobos, M. Gomez, and M. Barcenas, 2006. Characterization of interaction of surface water and groundwater in the El Paso Lower Valley of Texas, Proceedings Of World Environmental and Water Resources Conference. ASCE, Omaha, NE. May 21-25.

Vance, G F., Ganjegunte, G.K. and M.A. Urynowicz. 2006.  Ion exchange reactions of natural zeolites: Adsorption, exchange kinetics and desorption. p.238. Zeolite 06 – 7th International conference on the occurrence, Properties, and Utilization of Natural Zeolites, 16-21 July 2006, Socorro, NM.

Ward, F.A., A.M. Michelsen, and J.F. Booker. 2006.  “Sustainable Policy Design through Integrated Basin Models: Findings from the Rio Grande.”  Increasing Fresh Water Supplies, Universities Council on Water Resources, Santa Fe, NM.  July 18-20. Proceeedings CD.

Ward, F.A., J.F. Booker, and A.M. Michelsen. 2006.  “Economic Impacts of Policy Responses to Severe Droughts in the Rio Grande Basin (USA),” presented at the International Workshop on Hydroeconomic Modeling and Tools for Implementation of the European Water Framework Directive, Valencia, Spain. January 30-31.

Conference and Symposia Proceedings and Presentations – 2005

Assadian, N. W., C. Moore, F. Pinhas, D. Ornelas, J. E. Miller and C. Miller.  2005.  Conditioning Irrigated Cotton Fields to Enhance Minimum Tillage Practices.  Beltwide Cotton Conference.  New Orleans, Louisiana, January 4 – 7.

Assadian, N.W., G. D. Di Giovanni, J.P. Margez Flores and E. Jaramillo Lopez. 2005.  Heavy metal transfer to forage crops from alkaline soils. 8th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements. CSIRO Land and Water. Poster. Adelaide, Australia.  April 3 – 7.

Assadian,  N.W., W. Lindemann and J. Balliew. 2005.  Short-term prevention of ammonia loss and odor from lime-stabilized biosolids. Water Environment Federation. WEFTEC.05 – The Water Quality Event. 78th Annual Conference and Exhibition, October 29 – November 2. Washington, D.C. USA.

Assadian, Naomi, Juan Pedro Flores Margez, and Charles Crawford. 2005. “The Effects of Incorporated Lime Stabilized Biosolids on the pH of Moderately Alkaline and Calcareous Soils.” ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Meeting. Salt Lake City, Utah.  November 6-10.

Assadian, Naomi, Juan Pedro Flores Margez, Lisa Cooper, and Elizabeth Gonzales.  2005.  “A Comparison of Chemical Fractionation and In Vitro Extraction Methods to Predict the Bio-Accessibility of Trace Metals in Alkaline Soils.”  ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Meeting.  Salt Lake City, Utah.  November 6 – 10.

Brown, Wesley Augustus, and Naomi Assadian.  2005.  “Developing Strategies to Extract Salts and Water from Concentrate for Beneficial Use.” ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Meeting.  Salt Lake City, Utah.  November 6 – 10.

Di Giovanni, G. D. 2005. “E. coli Happens: Comparison of BST Techniques in Texas.” Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 Workshop on Bacterial Source Tracking, January 26-27.  Dallas, Texas.  Invited.

Lacewell, R.D., A. Sturdivant, A.M. Michelsen, E. Rister, Z. Sheng and J. Jacobs. 2005. “Estimated Benefits from Restoration of IBWC Flood-Control Projects.” River and Lake Resortoration, Universities Council on Water Resources, Portland, Maine. July 12-14. Abstract, Proceedings CD.

Michelsen, A.M., Lacewell, R.D., A. Sturdivant, Z. Sheng, T. McGuckin, J. Stefanov, J. Villalobos. 2005. “Economic Assessment of Avoided Losses from IBWC Flood-control Structures.” New Mexico-Texas Water Commission, Las Cruces, NM.  May 19.  Invited.

Michelsen, A.M., and T. Brown. 2005.  “Western Water Markets: Transactions, Prices and Diversity.” 50th New Mexico Annual Water Conference. New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute, Las Cruces, NM. October 18-20. Proceedings. Invited.

Michelsen, A.M. 2005. “Water Resources in the Paso del Norte Region.” Paso del Norte Economic Development Group. El Paso, TX. August 4, 2005. Invited.

Michelsen, A.M. 2005. “Water Resource Supplies, Demand and Management Issues in the Rio Grande Basin.” Rio Grande Economic Association. El Paso, TX. April 25.  Invited.

Niu, G. Salinity tolerance of landscape plants, Southwest Turfgrass Conference at Albuquerque, New Mexico, Oct. 25-28, 2005. (Invited)

Niu, G. Drought and salt tolerance of selected landscape plants, Department of Horticultural Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, Nov. 3, 2005. (Invited)

Niu, G. 2005. Evaluating salt tolerance of selected herbaceous perennials and groundcover landscape plants. Rio Grande Basin Initiative Conference, Alpine, TX, April (Poster).

Niu, G. and D.S. Rodriguez. 2005. Responses of several herbaceous perennials and groundcovers to salinity. ASHS Annual Conference, HortScience 40:1034.

Niu, G. and D.S. Rodriguez. 2005. Growth responses of Salvia greggii and Dalea frutescens to drought stress. ASHS Annual Conference, HortScience 40: 1036.

Robinson, J.R., A.M. Michelsen and N. Gollehon. 2005. “Economic Impact of International Treaty Water Shortages.” American Water Resources Association Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.  November 7-10.  Abstract, Proceedings CD.

Robinson, J.R., A.M. Michelsen and N. Gollehon. 2005. “Impact of Irrigation Water Limitations from Federal Decisions in the Rio Grande Basin.” American Agricultural Economic Association Annual Meeting, Providence, RI.  July 24-27.

Sheng, Z. 2005. Water conservation potential by lining canals in the Rio Grande Project area, Environmental Science and Engineering Seminar, University of Texas at El Paso. April 20.

Sheng, Z., J. Hincapie, J. Villalobos, and others. 2005.  Supplementing surface water shortage with groundwater in El Paso, Texas, AWRA Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington. November 7-10.

Sheng, Z., J. Villalobos, and A. M. Michelsen. 2005. Integrated GIS method for estimation of riparian coverage along the lower Rio Grande, UCOWR Annual Conference, Portland, Maine. June 12-14.  Abstract, Proceedings CD.

Villalobos, J. and Z. Sheng. 2005. Evaluation of Potential Flood Areas Utilizing GIS. ESRI International User Conference, San Diego, California. July 25-29.

Wang, Y. and G. Niu. 2005. Long-term Growth of Live Oak from Seed or Cutting. ASHS Annual Conference, HortScience 40: 1000-1001.

Ward, F.A., A.M. Michelsen, and L. DeMouche. 2005. “Institutional Barriers to Water Conservation: Challenges and Opportunities.”  50th New Mexico Annual Water Conference. New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute, Las Cruces, NM, October 18-20. Proceedings. Invited.

Conference & Symposia Proceedings and Presentations – 2004

Assadian, N. W. 2004. Heavy metal contamination in the Rio Grande floodplain.  Semana de Biologia, Legislacion y proteccion de recursos naturals en Mexico, Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, Instituto de Clencias Biomedicas, MX.  September 24.

Di Giovanni, G. D., W. Q. Betancourt, N. W. Assadian, E. Jaramillo, and J. P. Flores Margez.  2004.  Investigation of the Potential Human-to-Animal Transmission of Cryptosporidiosis and Giardiasis through Agricultural Use of Reclaimed Wastewater.  American Society for Microbiology.

Di Giovanni, G. D. 2004. “Tips for Reducing Debris Carryover For EPA Method 1623.” US Environmental Protection Agency LT2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Laboratory Meeting, November 16. San Antonio, Texas.  Invited.

Di Giovanni, G. D. 2004. “Texas BST Using ERIC-PCR, RiboPrinting, PFGE and ARA: Where Do We Go From Here?” Northern Gulf of Mexico Bacterial Source Tracking Workshop, sponsored by the USEPA Gulf of Mexico Program and University of Southern Mississippi – Hattiesburg, November 11-13. Biloxi, Mississippi.

Flores Márgez, J.P., E. Jaramillo López, N. W. Assadian, G. D. Di Giovanni, F. Pérez Casio, and B. Corral Díaz. 2004. Heavy Metals in the Food Chain for Soils Treated with Biosolids and Wastewater. Proceedings of the XVI International Agronomy Week (XVI Semana Internacional de Agronomia), September 7-9. Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico. Universidad Juarez del Estado de Durango.

Martinez, I.A. and Z. Sheng. 2004. “The effect of agricultural pumping on groundwater quality and level.” Proceedings: The Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) National Conference, Austin, TX, October 21-24.

Michelsen, A.M. 2004. “Water Resources in West Texas: Hydrologic, Management and Jurisdiction Overview and Issues.”  Invited Testimony for the Texas Senate Select Committee on Water Policy. El Paso, TX.  February 3.

Michelsen, A. M. 2004. “Residential Water Conservation Programs: What Works? Experience from New Mexico and the Southwest.” Water Conservation: Protecting Our Most Valued Treasure. New Mexico Water Conservation Conference, Albuquerque, NM. September 1-2.  Invited.

Michelsen, A. M. 2004. “Economic Impacts of Drought and Methods to Evaluate Changes in River Basin Institutional Policies Market-Based Water Allocation to Reduce Losses.” Institute for Geography and Natural Resource Science, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijng, Peoples Republic of China. August 27.  Invited.

Michelsen, A. M. 2004. “Using Integrated Economic, Hydrologic, Environmental and Institutional Models to Analyze Alternative Water Resources Policy and Allocation Impacts.” Qinghai Province Ministry of Water Resources, Xining, Peoples Republic of China. August 15.  Invited.

Michelsen, A. M. 2004. “Water Markets as a Risk Mitigation Strategy,” Agricultural Risks in a Water-Short World: Producer Adaptation and Policy Directions Workshop. Session Moderator, USDA, Economic Research Service and Farm Foundation. Washington, DC. May 24-25.  Invited.

Michelsen, A. M., R. Lacewell, J. Stefanov, A. Sturdivant, Z. Sheng, T. McGuckin and W. Morrison. 2004. “Innovative methods for rapid economic assessment of flood control failure.” Proceedings: American Water Resources Association Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, Nov. 1-4.

Michelsen, A.M., F.A. Ward and J.F. Booker. 2004. “Economic Impacts of Alternative Responses to Prolonged and Severe Drought in the Upper Rio Grande Basin.” Allocating Water: Economics and the Environment, Annual Conference, Universities Council on Water Resources and National Institutes for Water Resources, Portland, Oregon, July 20-22.  Proceedings CD.

Miyamoto, S., 2004.  Orchard management under water quality constraint.  Proc. West Pecan Conf. Las Cruces, NM  Harrera E. (Ed).

Miyamoto, S., 2004.  Salinity management for irrigated production of pecans.  Proc. Inter. Pecan Conf. Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico.

Niu, G., D. Timlin, V.R. Reddy, S.H. Kim and D. Fleisher. 2004. Elevated CO2 concentration alleviated water stress in corn (zea mays L.) crop. Beltsville Area Poster Day, ARS-USDA.

Sheng, Z., L.S. Aristizabal and Y. Wanyan. 2004. Well spacing and its impacts on surface water flow in El Paso lower valley, Proceedings: World Environmental and Water Resources Conference, ASCE, Salt Lake, Utah, June 27-July 1. 6 pages. CD-ROM.

Sheng, Z. 2004. Development of Groundwater Models and Their Applications in Paso del Norte Region. Department of Civil Engineering, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, November 15.  Invited.

Sheng, Z.  2004. Earth fissures and hydraulic driving forces, Shlemon Conference on Earth Fissures, El Paso, Texas. April 1-3.  Invited.

Sheng, Z. 2004.  Fracture mechanical analysis of development of earth fissures associated with groundwater withdrawal, Proceedings: Shlemon Conference on Earth Fissures, El Paso, Texas, April 1-3. CD-ROM.

Stockton, G., Z. Sheng, T. J. Ward, V. Tidwell, and M. Yuska. 2004. “Upper Rio Grande Operations Model, A reference point for problem solving.” Proceedings: Allocating Water: Economics and the Environment, UCOWR Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon, July 20-22. CD-ROM.  Invited.

Timlin, D., G. Niu, D. Fleisher, S.H. Kim, and V.R. Reddy. 2004. Modeling the effects on limited water on growth, development and yield of field crops: can we advance our modeling approaches? International Workshop on Applications, Enhancements and collaborations of ARS RZWQM and GPFARM models in Fort Collins, CO, April 20-22.

Ward, F.A., J.F. Booker, and A.M. Michelsen. 2004. “Institutional Innovations for Coping with Severe and Sustained Drought in an International Basin.” Proceedings,World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, Environment and Water Resources Institute, Salt Lake City, UT, June 28-July 1.  Abstract, Proceedings CD.

Yuan, F., and S. Miyamoto, 2004.  Influence of the Pacific Oscillation on hydrochemistry of the Rio Grande, USA and Mexico.  Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystem: 5(12). 1029/2004 GC 000769.

Conference and Symposia Proceedings and Presentations – 2003

Assadian, N. W., and L.B. Fenn.  2003.  The influence of high pH and superfluous calcium on metal mobility in slightly alkaline soils.  (peer-reviewed extended abstract).  7th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements.  Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden.  June 15-19.

Assadian, N.W., G. D. Di Giovanni, J. P. Flores Margez and E. Jaramillo. 2003. “Human Health Risks From Contaminants in Reclaimed Juarez Valley Wastewater.” Paso del Norte Health Foundation – Center for Border Health Research Annual Mix and Meet, November 20.  El Paso, Texas.

Comeau, D., Z. Sheng, Y. Wanyan and L.S. Aristizabal. 2003. Using GFLOW to model interaction between surface water and ground water:  The Lower Valley of El Paso case study, in Proceedings, New Mexico Symposium on Hydrologic Modeling.  Socorro, NM. August 12. pp.E-20.

Di Giovanni, G. D. and A. M. Michelsen. 2003. AWater Resources Issues and Research at the El Paso Texas A&M Research Center.@ Fort Bliss Army International Officer School, November 7.  El Paso, Texas.  Invited.

Di Giovanni, G. D. and A. M. Michelsen. 2003.  AWater Resources Issues and Research in the El Paso Region.@ Federal Agency Border Tour of the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo, International Boundary and Water Commission, November 5.  El Paso, Texas.  Invited.

Di Giovanni, G. D., S. D. Pillai, J. Mott, W. Quintero-Betancourt, A. Sisk, A. Galindo, J. Hernandez. 2003. “Bacterial Source Tracking in Texas.” Southern Region Extension Water Quality Conference, October 20. Ruidoso, New Mexico.

Di Giovanni, G. D. 2003. “There Is E. coli In The Water, But Where Did It Come From?” Public Seminar, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, El Paso Agricultural Research and Extension Center.  July 22.

Di Giovanni, G. D. 2003.Laboratory Approaches to Analyze E. coli Bacteria for Bacterial Source Tracking.” Texas Farm Bureau and Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board.  July 17.  Waco, Texas.

Di Giovanni, G. D. 2003. “Strategy for Bacterial Source Tracking Projects in the State of Texas.” TWRI Bacterial Source Tracking workshop.  May 6.  Austin, Texas.  Invited.

Di Giovanni, G. D. 2003. “E. coli Bacterial Source Tracking Projects for the State of Texas.” El Paso Community College, May 2. El Paso, Texas.  Invited.

Di Giovanni, G. D. 2003. “Update on LT2ESWTR Cryptosporidium Monitoring and Genetic Characterization.” AWWA Source Water Protection Symposium, Early Warning and Source Water Monitoring Workshop, January 19.  Albuquerque, NM.  Invited.

Di Giovanni, G. D. 2003. “Detection of Potentially Infectious Enteroviruses Using Host Cell Capture and Quantitative PCR.” USEPA and AWWARF Workshop to Develop a Protocol for Reliable Genetic Methods for the Detection of Viruses for Use in EPA’s Water Program, USEPA’s Andrew W. Breidenbach Environmental Research Center, January 15. Cincinnati, Ohio.  Invited.

Li, J. and Z. Sheng. 2003. Parameter sensitivity and back analysis using a nonlinear elastic model for land subsidence caused by ASR applications, in Proceedings, American Water Resources Association’s Annual Water Resources Conference, San Diego, CA. November  3-5. CD-ROM.

Michelsen, A. M. 2003. “Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Water Resources, Institutions and Management Issues.” Palestinian Authority-Israeli Transboundary Water Citizen Exchange, El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico.  August 20.  Invited.

Michelsen, A. M. and K. Wood. 2003. “Water Demand in the Paso del Norte Region.” Weather and Water on the Border: A Forum on Drought, Paso del Norte Water Task Force, El Paso, TX.  March 20.  Invited.

Michelsen, A.M., F.A. Ward and L. DeMouche. 2003. “Rio Grande Irrigation Efficiency: Water Use, Management and Conservation Incentives.” Proceedings, American Water Resources Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, November 3-6.  Abstract, Proceedings CD.

Michelsen, A.M., F.A. Ward and L. DeMouche. 2003. “Identification of Institutional Incentives and Barriers to Agricultural Water Efficiency in the Rio Grande Project.” Proceedings, Water Security in the 21st Century, Joint UCOWR, NIWR, ASCE-EWRI Conference, Washington, DC, July 30 – August 1.  Abstract, Proceedings CD.

Miyamoto, S., 2003. Managing Salt Problems in Landscape Use of Reclaimed Water.  Proceedings. Water Reuse Conference. San Antonio, TX.

Ornelas, D., and S. Miyamoto. 2003. Sprinkler conversion for minimizing foliar salt damage.  Proceedings. Water Reuse conference. San Antonio.

Reddy, K., Z. Sheng and J. Villalobos. 2003.  Impacts of groundwater pumping on the surface water and ground water interaction in the Mesilla Valley.  Proceedings. New Mexico Symposium on Hydrologic Modeling, Socorro, NM. August 12. pp.E-24.

Reddy, K., Z. Sheng. 2003.  Impacts of future pumping on groundwater flow in the Mesilla bolson aquifer in Far West Texas and southern New Mexico, in Proceedings. American Water Resources Association’s Annual Water Resources Conference, San Diego, CA, November 3-5. CD-ROM.

Sheng, Z. 2003. On recovery efficiency of aquifer storage and recovery systems. Proceedings. American Water Resources Association’s Annual Water Resources Conference, San Diego, CA. November 3-5. CD-ROM.

Sheng, Z. and W. Hutchison. 2003. Dual-track development of groundwater availability models for Far West Texas. Proceedings.  International Conference of GIS and Remote Sensing in Hydrology, Water Resources and Environment (ICGRHWE), Three Gorges Dam construction site. China. September. 16-19. 9p. CD-ROM.

Sheng, Z., J. P. King, L. S. Aristizabal and J. Davis. 2003. Assessment of water conservation by lining canals in the Paso Del Norte region: The Franklin Canal case study, Process Of World Environmental and Water Resources Conference, ASCE, Philadelphia, PA. June 23-26.  7p. CD-ROM.

Sheng, Z., Y. Liu , A.M. Michelsen and D. Xu. 2003. “Comparative Study in Water Resources Development of Western Regions in the United States and China.” Proceedings of the International Conference on Agricultural Science and Technology (ICAST), Houston, TX. October.

Sheng, Z., A.M. Michelsen, M.P. Fahy and J. Ashworth. 2003. “Conflicts and Cooperation: Water Resources Planning in Far West Texas.” Proceedings, World Environmental and Water Resources Conference, Environmental and Water Resources Institute, Philadelphia, PA, June 23-26.  Abstract, Proceedings CD.

Villalobos, J. and Z. Sheng and G.R. Keller. 2003. Applications of gravity data in the delineation and investigation of aquifer basins in the Paso Del Norte region, west Texas and south-central New Mexico. Proceedings. American Water Resources Association’s Annual Water Resources Conference. San Diego, CA. November 3-5. CD-ROM.

Wanyan, Y. and Z. Sheng. 2003. Effects of irrigation pumping on surface water flow in El Paso lower valley area during drought. Proceedings. American Water Resources Association’s Annual Water Resources Conference.  San Diego, CA. November 3-5. CD-ROM.

Conference and Symposia Proceedings and Presentations – 2002

Booker, J. F., A. M. Michelsen and F. A. Ward. 2002. “Transboundary Instream Flows: Perspectives from an International River Basin,”  Proceedings, Integrated Transboundary Water Management, Joint UCOWR, EWRI, NGWA, COE-IWR Conference, Traverse City, Michigan, July 23-26. Proceedings CD.

Brown, L., N. Ronquillo, L. S. Aristizabal and Z. Sheng. 2002. Benefits of lining the Franklin Canal in El Paso, Texas. Proceedings. New Mexico Water Research Symposium, Socorro, New Mexico. August 13. p.D8.

Di Giovanni, G. D. and S. D. Pillai. 2002. “Waterborne Pathogens and Update on EPA-Mandated Monitoring for Cryptosporidium.” Small Water Supplier Pathogen and Pesticide Contaminant Workshops, Texas Cooperative Extension and Texas Water Resources Institute, September 24 Midland, TX and October 23 Corpus Christi, TX.  Invited.

Di Giovanni, G. D. 2002. “Quantitative PCR Detection of Cryptosporidium and Enteroviruses in Water.”  Kiwa Water Research Institute, July 25. Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.  Invited.

Di Giovanni, G. D. 2002. “Update on Cryptosporidium Research and Regulations in the United States.” Kiwa Water Research Institute, July 26. Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.  Invited.

Di Giovanni, G. D. 2002. “Meeting the Microbial Water Quality Challenges of the Paso del Norte Region.”  The New Mexico – Texas Water Commission, March 14.  Las Cruces, New Mexico.  Invited.

Di Giovanni, G. D. 2002. “Cryptosporidium: Number One on the Water Quality Bad Bug List.”  The University of Texas at El Paso Department of Biological Sciences, February 22.  El Paso, Texas.  Invited.

Mace, R.E. and Z. Sheng. 2002. Groundwater models of west Texas. Symposia Sessions for the South-Central Section of GSA – 36th Annual Meeting.  April 11-12.

Michelsen, A. M. 2002. “Water Rights, Markets and Pricing.” Invited Lecturer, Series of lectures in seven cities for the U.S. State Department, Beijing Embassy, Chinese Ministry of Water Resources and Universities in Beijing, Shenyang, Shanghai, Chengdu, and Guangzhou, Peoples Republic of China.  August 18-31.

Miyamoto, S.  2002.  Salinity Problems of the Middle Rio Grande.  Proceedings.  Irrigation Conference, Hilton Inn, Las Cruces, N. M.  March.  Pp. 46 -62.

Miyamoto, S.  2002.  “Salt Tolerance of Chili Peppers.”  Chile Conference, Las Cruces, N. M.  May.  Invitational.

Sheng, Z. 2002. Options for preservation of a transboundary aquifer, Hueco Bolson in the Paso del Norte region. In Proceedings, Integrated Transboundary Water management. Joint UCOWR, EWRI, NGWA, COE-IWR Conference, Traverse City, Michigan. July 23-26. pp.86-94.

Sheng, Z., J. P. King, L. Brown and N. Ronquillo.  2002. Estimate of seepage losses from canals in the Paso Del Norte region using ponding tests. Proceedings. New Mexico Water Research Symposium, Socorro, New Mexico. August 13. pp.D39.

Sheng, Z. 2002.  Transboundary water resources management strategies in Paso Del Norte region, US-Mexico.  National Center on Efficient Irrigation Engineering and Technology Research, Beijing, China, May 30, (Invited Presentation).

Sheng, Z. 2002.  Transboundary water resources management strategies in Paso Del Norte region, US-Mexico; and aquifer mechanics: concepts and application. Tongji University, Shanghai, China, June 13, (Invited Presentation).

Sheng, Z. 2002. Groundwater Models and Their Applications in Water Resources Management in Paso del Norte Region. Department of Civil Engineering, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, November 21, 2002, (Invited Presentation).

Conference and Symposia Proceedings and Presentations – 2001

Abrams, F. A., G. D. Di Giovanni, R. Aboytes and M. W. LeChevallier. 2001. Comparison of Method 1622 and quantitative cell culture PCR detection of oocysts in spiked water samples. Abstract Q-232.  101st General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.  Orlando, FL.

Aboytes, R., G. D. Di Giovanni, F. A. Abrams and M. W. LeChevallier. 2001.  Evaluation of the foci detection method in microplate for Cryptosporidium using confocal microscopy and PCR. Abstract Q-226.  101st General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.  Orlando, FL.

Adams, J. L., J. L. Garland, M. Denhart and G. D. Di Giovanni. 2001. The persistence of poliovirus in a hydroponic plant growth system. Abstract Q-402.  101st General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.  Orlando, FL.

Arora, H., M. W. LeChevallier, G. D. Di Giovanni and Z. Bukhari. 2001. Long-term, full scale evaluation of ultraviolet technology to meet the enhanced surface water treatment rules. Abstracts of the American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition (AWWA ACE), June 18-21. Washington, D.C.  On CD-ROM.

Booker, J.F., W.M. Frasier, E. Houk, A.M. Michelsen and R.G. Taylor. 2001. “Foregone Benefits in Supplying Water for Endangered Species Recovery.” Decision Support Systems for Water Resources Management, American Water Resources Association and Universities Council on Water Resources Annual Conference, Snowbird, UT. June 27-30.  Abstract, Proceedings CD.

Burkstaller J., Z. Sheng, E. Fierro, and S. Morgan. 2001. Elements of a brackish water resource master plan for El Paso, Texas. Proceedings. New Horizons In Drinking Water. AWWA 2001 Annual Conference, Washington D.C. June 17-21. AWWA, Denver, CO. 11p. CD-ROM.

Di Giovanni, G. D., J. W. Czajka, A. M. Stoltzfus, Z. Bukhari and R. Aboytes. 2001. Evaluation of the BAX system PCR assay for screening Cryptosporidium parvum.  Proc. American Water Works Associated Water Quality Technicians Conference. November 11 – 14. Nashville, TN. American Water Works Association, Denver, CO. On CD-ROM.

Di Giovanni, G. D. and M. W. LeChevallier. 2001. Evaluation of the BAXR Crypto PCR kit for the detection of C. parvum in water.  Abstract Q-221.  101st General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Orlando, FL.

Fahy, M.P., F. Rico, Z. Sheng, and R. Sperka. 2001. Application of groundwater models in optimization of wellfield operations. Proceedings. New Horizons In Drinking Water. AWWA 2001 Annual Conference, Washington D.C. June 17-21. AWWA, Denver, CO. 9p. CD-ROM.

LeChevallier, M. W., G. D. Di Giovanni and J. W. Czajka. 2001.  Evaluation of the BAXR for Cryptosporidium PCR test.  Abstracts of the American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exposition (AWWA ACE), June 18-21. Washington, D.C.  On CD-ROM.

LeChevallier, M. W., G. D. Di Giovanni, J. L. Clancy, Z. Bukhari, J. S. Rosen, J. A. H. Sobrinho, and M. M. Frey. 2001. Variability of Giardia and Cryptosporidium in six watersheds.  Abstract Q-219.  101st General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. Orlando, FL.

Li, J. and Z. Sheng. 2001. Comparing the elastic analytical solution to the inelastic solution in prediction of land subsidence caused by aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) applications, in Proceedings, Geology: Central to Society’s Needs. Association of Engineering Geologists(AEG) and American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) Joint Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri. September 30-October 6. AEG News, 44/4. July. p.67.

Li, J. and Z. Sheng. 2001. A nonlinear viscous model for land subsidence caused by ASR. Proceedings. American Water Resources Association’s Annual Water Resources Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. November 12-15. AWRA, Middleburg, VA. p.76.

Reinert, S., Z. Sheng and M. P. Fahy. 2001. Synopsis of the El Paso-Las Cruces Regional Sustainable Water Project, in Bridging the Gap. Proceedings. World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, Orlando, Florida. May 20-24. ASCE, Reston, VA. 9p. CD-ROM.

Sheng, Z., M.P. Fahy and J. Devere. 2001. Management strategies for the Hueco Bolson in the El Paso, Texas, USA and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico region, in Bridging the Gap. Proceedings.  World Water and Environmental Resources Congress, Orlando, Florida. May 20-24. ASCE, Reston, VA. 10p. CD-ROM.

Sheng, Z., M.P. Fahy, S. Reinert and J. Hernandez. 2001. Case study: aquifer storage and recovery system for the reclaimed water in El Paso, in Proceedings, Geology: Central to Society’s Needs.  Association of Engineering Geologists (AEG) and American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) Joint Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri. September 30-October 6. AEG News. 44/4. July. p.75.

Sheng, Z., D.C. Helm and J. Li. 2001. Mechanisms of earth fissuring caused by ground water withdrawal, U.S. Geological Survey Land Subsidence and Aquifer Mechanics Interest Group Meeting, Galveston, Texas. November 27-29.

Sheng, Z. and A.M. Michelsen. 2001. “Wastewater Reuse Strategies in the El Paso del Norte Region.” Proceedings, American Water Resources Association Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, November 12-15.  Proceeedings CD.

Ward, F.A., J.F. Booker and A.M. Michelsen. 2001. “Addressing Bottlenecks in a Transboundary River Basin: Institutions and the Rio Grande.” Proceedings, American Water Resources Association Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM. November 12-15.  Proceedings CD.

Conference and Symposia Proceedings and Presentations – 2000

Howari, F. M., P. C. Goodell, S. Miyamoto and B. Penn.  2000.  Spectral Reflectance Characteristics of Salt Deposited on the Soil Surfaces.  Second EARSel Workshop on Imaging Spectroscopy, ITC.  The Netherlands.  July 11-12.

Howari, F. M., P.C. Goodell, S. Miyamoto and B. Penn.  2000.  Spectral Properties of Silty Clay Loam and Fine Sandy Loam Treated with Gypsum, Halite and Their Mixtures.  Proceedings.  International Conference on Applied Remote Sensing.  Las Vegas, Nevada.

Huffaker, R., A. M. Michelsen, J. Hamilton and M. Frasier. 2000. “The Uneasy Hierarchy of Federal and State Water Laws and Polices.” Western Agricultural Economic Association, 2000 Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B.C. June.

Michelsen, A. M. 2000. “Importance of Discounting and Economics of Demand Forecasting” Economic Considerations in State Water Planning, Texas Resource Economists and Texas Water Resources Institute Workshop,  Austin, TX. December 7.

Michelsen, A.M. and R. Huffaker. 2000. “Federal Intervention in State Water Laws and Strategies to Restrict Interstate Reallocation.” Living Downstream in the Next Millennium: Reconciling Watershed Concerns With Basin Management. Universities Council on Water Resources.  New Orleans, LA.  August 1-4.  Abstract, Proceedings CD.
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Technical and Other Reports – 2014

Michelsen, A.M. 2014.  What does economics have to do with water resources?  IMPACT, 50th Anniversary Special Issue. American Water Resources Association. Middleburg, VA. January: p. 38-39. Invited.

Niu, G. and M. Gu. 2014. Salinity and pH. In: Production Guide for Texas-Grown Strawberries. R.W. Wallace and J. Anciso (Eds.).  Dept. of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Publ. No. HT-047, pp. 21-23.  Found online at  http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/.

Gu, M. and G. Niu. 2014. Soil Amendments. In: Production Guide for Texas-Grown Strawberries. R.W. Wallace and J. Anciso (Eds.).  Dept. of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Publ. No. HT-047, p. 23.  Found online at  http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/.

Cai, X., G. Niu, T. Starman, and M. Gu. 2014. Salt-of-the-Earth Plants — Easing the pain of drought. Greenhouse Product News, 32-36.

Ganjegunte, G.K. 2014. Salinity Assessment in Chamizal National Park using Electro-Magnetic Induction Technique. Final report submitted to Congressman Beto O’Rourke (TX-16) and El Paso Water Utilities. 17 pages.

Johnson, Mirmiran and Thompson, Cardno ENTRIX, Michael Baker Corp., R. Johnston and A.M. Michelsen, Consulting Economist. 2014. Delaware Bayshore Communities Economic Analysis of Options for Shoreline Management. Prepared for the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. 549 pg.

Technical and Other Reports – 2013

Fulcher, A., G. Niu, G. Bi, M. Evans, T. Fernandez, R. Geneve, A. Koeser, S. Nambuthiri, N. Pershey, J.R. Stewart, S. Verlinden, and X. Wang. 2013. Pulp or plastic? American Nurseryman February 20-24.

Ganjegunte, G.K. 2013. Evaluating the Feasibility of Treated Urban Wastewater (Type II) Irrigation for Bioenergy Crop Production in the Far West Texas, Final report submitted to El Paso Water Utilities (20 pages).

Jin, L., C. Cox, G.K. Ganjegunte, V. Lougheed, D. Borrok, L. Ma. 2013. Evaluation of Soil Sustainability along the Rio Grande in Western Texas: Changes in Salt Loading Due to Flood Irrigation. Final report submitted to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (35 pages).

McDonald, A. and G.K. Ganjegunte. 2013. Impacts of Creosotebush-Tarbush Control on Rainfall Infiltration and Forage Production in the Rio Grande Basin. Final Report submitted to Rio Grande Basin Initiative –U.S. Department of Agriculture (7 pages).

Michelsen, A.M. and R.D. Lacewell. 2013. Environmental and Related Impacts of Shale Gas Development – Case Study of the Barnett Shale: Water Economics.  Prepared for the Energy Institute, The University of Texas at Austin. 61p.

Sheng, Z., M. Darr, J. P. King, J. Bumgarner, and A. Michelsen. 2013. Mesilla Basin/Conejos-Médanos Section of the Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program, in Alley, W.M. (ed.). Five-Year Interim Report to Congress of the United States – Mexico Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program: 2007 – 2012, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1059, Reston, VA: p. 19-30. Reviewed by external reviewers for technical merit.

Technical and Other Reports – 2012

Miyamoto, S. 2012. Development of Soil Suitability Guidelines for Irrigation with Water of Elevated Salinity. Final reports submitted to the Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Department of the Interior.

Miyamoto, S. 2012. Salinization of Irrigated Urban Soils: A Case Study of El Paso, Texas. Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M University. Technical Report No. 433. (10 pages)

Miyamoto, S. 2012. Water Infiltration and permeability of selected urban soils as affected by salinity and sodicity. Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M University. Technical Report No. 432. (15 pages)

Miyamoto, S. 2012. A Reconnaissance Soil Report: Galatzan Addition. A report to Construction Management Division, Engineering Department, The City of El Paso, Texas.

Abudu, S., P.J. King, Z. Sheng, and C. Brown. 2012. Rncon Valley-Mesilla Basin RiverWare Model, Part I, in Development of RiverWare model of the Rio Grande for water resources management in the Paso del Norte Watershed, eds. by Sheng et. al.  Final project report prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit. March: 1-63.

Sheng, Z., R. Marmalejo, A. Michelsen, and B. Mohanty. 2012. El Paso-Juarez Valley RiverWare Model, Part II, in Development of RiverWare model of the Rio Grande for water resources management in the Paso del Norte Watershed, eds. by Sheng et. al.  Final project report prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Gulf Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit. March: 64-96.

Technical and Other Reports – 2011

Di Giovanni, G. D., R. M. Hoffman and G. D. Sturbaum. 2011. Genotyping Cryptosporidium recovered from water regulatory slides. Project Fact Sheet. Texas AgriLife Research Center at El Paso.

Fahy, M. P., J. E. Balliew, A. J. Tarquin, A. M. Michelsen, S. Miyamoto, G. Di Giovanni, Z.  Sheng, G. Niu, N. Garcia, J. P. King and F. Cortez. 2011. Membrane Treatment of Impaired Irrigation Return and Other Flows: Creating New Sources of High-Quality Water. Water Research Foundation Project 4069 Final Report. 205 pages.

Graves, B., B. Hess, J. Klett, R. Koski, H. Kratsch, S. Love, G. Niu, K. Panter, L. Rupp, and D. Staats. 2011. “Report on intermountain regional evaluation and introduction of native plants”. USDA.

Marmolejo, R. S., Z. Sheng and J. Walton. 2011. “Low Impact Development (LID) structures for groundwater management and watershed protection in the AMRC10 watershed.” Prepared for Texas Water Resources Institute and U.S. Geological Survey. El Paso, Texas. February. 69 pages.

Michelsen, A.M., R.D. Lacewell, G.K. Ganjegunte and T. Marek. 2011. Texas State Report for Water Policy and Management Challenges in the West. Regional Research W-2190. October, 2011. 6p.

Michelsen, A.M. and F. Cortez. 2011. “Drought Watch on the Rio Grande.” Texas AgriLife Research, Texas Water Resources Institute, USDA Rio Grande Basin Initiative, and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. April 7. 2p.

Michelsen, A.M. and F. Cortez. 2011. “Drought Watch on the Rio Grande.” Texas AgriLife Research, Texas Water Resources Institute, USDA Rio Grande Basin Initiative, and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. June 15. 2p.

Michelsen, A.M. and F. Cortez. 2011. “Drought Watch on the Rio Grande.” Texas AgriLife Research, Texas Water Resources Institute, USDA Rio Grande Basin Initiative, and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. September 2. 2p.

Miyamoto, S. 2011. Site Suitability Assessment for Irrigating Urban Landscapes with Water of Elevated Salinity in the Southwest. Part I. Water Quality and Plant Salt Tolerance. TWRI TR-416.

Miyamoto, S. 2011. Site Suitability for Landscape Use of Reclaimed Water in the Southwest. In EPA Guidelines for Water Reuse.  CDM/EPA. Washington, D.C.

Rister, M.E., A.W. Sturdivant, R.D. Lacewell, A.M. Michelsen and B.L. Harris. 2011. “Overview of Challenges and Opportunities for Water of the Rio Grande.” Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M University. Technical Report No. 405. 38p.

Technical and Other Reports – 2010

Arnold, M., E. Bush, R. Cabrera, G. Denny, J. Griffin, J. Iles, A. King, G. Knox, G. McDonald, McKenney, T. Montague, G. Niu, A. Owings and D. Struve. 2010. “Testing tolerances of Taxodium”.  Landscape Plant News.  20(3):10-11. 

Di Giovanni, G.D., J. Truesdale, K. Barrella and E. A. Casarez. 2010. “Bacterial Source Tracking (BST) Results for Oklahoma City Water Samples”.  US Environmental Protection Agency Region 6. 9 pages.

Di Giovanni, G.D., R. M. Hoffman and G. D. Sturbaum. 2010. “Development of a Cryptosporidium Genotyping Method for Regulatory Microscope Slides”. Water Research Foundation Project 4099 Final Report. 74 pages plus instructional DVD.

Flores, J. P., A. Ramirez Lopez, B. Corral Diaz, A. E. Olivas, A. Salazar Monrreal, R. Hurtado Jimenez, G.M. Lizarraga Bustamente and G. D. Di Giovanni.  2010.  “Microbial pathogens in tap water at rural communities of North Mexico”. Ciencia en la Frontera: Revista de Ciencia y Tecnolgia de la UACJ. 7:77-82. 

G.K. Ganjegunte and R.J. Braun. 2010. “Evaluating feasibility of irrigation with treated wastewater to produce Swithgrass bioenergy crop”. Annual progress report submitted to El Paso Water Utilities.

Johnson, A. M., P. A. Rochelle and G.D. Di Giovanni. 2010. “Detection of Infectious Cryptosporidium In Conventionally Treated Drinking Water”. Water Research Foundation Project 3021 Final Report. 135 pages. 

Miyamoto, S. 2010.  “Updated Guidelines for Soil Selection and Improvements for Irrigated Pecan Production: Alluvial Soils”.  Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at El Paso and Texas Water Resources Institute. College Station. TWRI TR 394. 

Miyamoto, S. 2010.  “Supplement to Diagnosis and Management of Salinity Problems in Irrigated Pecan Production: Salt Leaching”.  Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at El Paso and Texas Water Resources Institute. College Station. TWRI TR 287A. 

Niu, G.  2010.  “Urban landscape water conservation, Tasks 5 and 7”.  RGBI, USDA.  Submittedto TWRI.  February.

Technical and Other Reports – 2009

Di Giovanni, G. D., E. A. Casarez, J. Truesdale and K. Barrella. 2009. Bacterial Source Tracking (BST) Results, Watershed Protection Plan Development for Buck Creek.  FY 06 CWA 319(H).  Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board Project No. 06-11.  14p. 

Di Giovanni, G. D., E. A. Casarez,  K. Barrella and T. J. Gentry. 2009. Increased Analytical Infrastructure And Further Development of a Statewide Bacterial Source Tracking Library. Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board Project 08-50.  29 pages.

Di Giovanni, G. D., J. Truesdale, K. Barrella and E. A. Casarez. 2009.  Preliminary Assessment of Fecal Pollution Sources Impacting Lake Granbury as Determined by Bacterial Source Tracking (BST).  Brazos River Authority.  Waco, Texas. 16 pages. 

Long, D. and Z. Sheng.  2009.  Prospects on the Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture and a Glimpse of Recent UN Climate Change Conference, IMPACT-Newsletter, 9(2) 12-13.  Association of Oversea Chinese Agricultural, Biological and Food Engineers. http://www/aoc-web.org/newsletter.htm

Michelsen, A., M. Chavez, R. Lacewell, J. Gilley and Z. Sheng.  2009. Evaluation of Irrigation Efficiency Strategies for Far West Texas: Feasibility, Water Savings and Cost Considerations.  Prepared for Far West Texas Water Planning Group, Rio Grande Council of Governments and Texas Water Development Board. Funding Provided by Texas AgriLife Research, Rio Grande Basin Initiative and Texas Water Development Board, Texas A&M University, Texas Water Resources Institute. Technical Report TR-360.  December.  62p. 

Michelsen, A., T. McGuckin, Z. Sheng, Z., R. Lacewell and B. Creel.  2009. Rio Grande Salinity Management Program: Preliminary Economic Impact Assessment.  Prepared for the Rio Grande Salinity Management Coalition and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque Office.  December. 59p. 

Michelsen, A.M., T. McGuckin, Z. Sheng, R.L. Lacewell and B. Creel. 2009. Addendum to the Technical Report: Rio Grande Salinity Management Program: Preliminary Economic Impact Assessment. Prepared for the Rio Grande Salinity Management Coalition and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Albuquerque Office.  December. 12p. 

Miyamoto, S.  2009.  Review of Membrane Performance, Greenhouse Experiments, and Probable Impacts of Concentrate Disposal on Salinity of Irrigation Water.  Appendix E. Final Technical Report, Membrane Treatment of Impaired Irrigation Return and Other Flows for Creating New Sources of High Quality Water.  Mike Fahy, Editor.

Miyamoto, S., F. Yuan and S. Anand.  2009.  A Simple Model for Estimating Water Balance and Salinity for Reservoir and Outflow.  Texas A&M University, Texas Water Resources Institute.  Technical Report (TR-432).

Technical and Other Reports – 2008

Di Giovanni, G. D., K. D. Mena and L. Y. Sifuentes.  2008. Host Cell Capture-Quantitative Sequence Detection of Potentially Infectious Viruses, AwwaRF #2992 Final Report, 56 pages.

Ganjegunte, G.K. and Calvin Trostle. 2008. “Evaluating the Potential for Beneficial Uses of Blowdown Water from the El Paso Electric Company Newman Generation Plant.” Report submitted to El Paso Water Utilities.

Ganjegunte, G.K. 2008. “Saline and Wastewater Management and Water Reuse in the Rio Grande Basin, Task 7.” Final Report submitted to USDA CSREES & TWRI Rio Grande Basin Initiative Program “Efficient Irrigation for Water Conservation in the Rio Grande Basin”. 

Miyamoto, S. 2008. Effects of Salinity and Specific Ions on Seedling Emergence and Growth of Onions.  Texas A&M Agricultural Research Center, El Paso, TX and Texas Water Resources Institute, College Station, TX. TR-319.

Miyamoto, S. 2008. Salt Tolerance of Landscape Plants Common to the Southwest.  Texas A&M Agricultural Research Center, El Paso, TX and Texas Water Resources Institute, College Station, TX. TR-316.

Miyamoto, S., S. Anand and W. Hatler. 2008. Hydrology, Salinity, and Salinity Control Possibilities of the Middle Pecos River: A Reconnaissance Report.  Texas A&M Agricultural Research Center, El Paso, TX and Texas Water Resources Institute, College Station, TX. TR-315.

Miyamoto, S. 2008. Potential Impacts of Desalination Concentrate on Salinity of Irrigation Water: A Case Study in the El Paso Valley.  Texas A&M Agricultural Research Center, El Paso, TX and Texas Water Resources Institute, College Station, TX. TR-314.

Miyamoto, S., I. Martinez, F. Luna and D. Tirre. 2008. Improving Permeability and Salt Leaching in Irrigated Sports Fields: Exploratory Testing.  Texas A&M Agricultural Research Center, El Paso, TX and Texas Water Resources Institute, College Station, TX. TR-310.

Sheng, Z., C. Brown, B. Creel, R. Srinivasan, A. Michelsen and M.P. Fahy, 2008. Installation of River and Drain Instrumentation Stations to Monitor Flow and Water Quality and Internet Data Sharing, New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute (TR-344) and Texas A&M University, Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report (TR320). August: 37p.

Sheng, Z., S. Tillery, S., J. P. King, B. Creel, C. Brown, A. Michelsen, R. Srinivasan and A. Granados, 2008. The Development of a Coordinated Database for Water Resources and Flow Model in the Paso Del Norte Watershed: Phase IV, final project report prepared for the Paso del Norte Watershed Council and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, June: 90p.

Sheng, Z. and N. Assadian. 2008. The use of Reclaimed Effluents and Salty Groundwater as Irrigation Sources for Cotton Culture, 2007 Annual Report (07-209) submitted to Cotton Inc., February: 20p.
Sheng, Z. and G.K. Ganjegunte. 2008. “The Use of Reclaimed Effluents and Salty Groundwater as Irrigation Sources for Cotton Culture- Final Report.” Final Report Submitted to Texas State Support Committee/ Cotton Incorporated.

Sheng, Z., E. Herrera, and G. Di Giovanni, 2008. Water Conservation in the Rio Grande Basin through Efficient Reclaimed Water Use, Completion Technical Report (04-FG-40-2184) submitted to U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, October.

Technical and Other Reports – 2007

Brown, C., Z. Sheng, M. Bourdon. 2007. Phase II Final Project Report Paso del Norte Watershed Council Coordinated Water Resources Database and GIS Project, Joint Texas A&M University, Texas Water Resources Institute, Technical Report (TR307) and New Mexico State University and Water Resources Research Institute, (TR-341). October: 85p

Di Giovanni, D. G. (Contributing Author). 2007. Bacterial Total Maximum Daily Load Task Force Report, Texas Water Resources Institute. 99 pages.

Miyamoto, S., Yuan, F., and S. Anand. 2007. Water balance, salt loading, and salinity control options of Red Bluff Reservoir, Texas. Texas A&M Agricultural Research Center, El Paso, TX and Texas Water Resources Institute, College Station, TX. TR-298.

Miyamoto, S., Tirre, D., Luna, F., and S. Calhoun. 2007.  Equipment for improving problematic soils in irrigated sports fields, Technical Report. Texas A&M Agricultural Research Center at El Paso, El Paso Water Utilities and El Paso Parks and Recreation Department.

Miyamoto, S. 2007. Soil suitability assessment for irrigation with reclaimed water:  Selected sites at North Central reclaimed water service area. A reconnaissance soil survey and assessment Technical Report submitted to El Paso Water Utilities. Texas A&M Agricultural Research Center at El Paso.

Miyamoto, S. 2007. Soil suitability assessment for irrigation with reclaimed water:  Selected apartments in the Northwest reclaimed water service area. Soil and site assessment Technical Report submitted to El Paso Water Utilities. Texas A&M Agricultural Research Center at El Paso.

Niu, G., R. I. Cabrera, C. McKenney and W. A. Mackay. March, 2007. Determining plant water use and crop coefficients of nursery and landscape plants. (Texas Nursery and Landscape Association) TNLA Green, p. 18-20, 22.

Niu, G. and Y.T. Wang. January, 2007. Cloning live oak. American Nurseryman. p. 26-27.

Sheng, Z., A. K. McDonald, C. Hart, W. Hatler, J. Villalobos. 2007. Quantity and Fate of Water Salvage as a Result of Saltcedar Control on the Pecos River in Texas, Texas A&M University, Texas Water Resources Institute, Technical Report (TR-304), June: 42p.

Sheng, Z., N., Assadian, G. Di Giovanni, and A. Abdel-Fattah. 2007. Water Conservation in the Rio Grande Basin through Efficient Reclaimed Water Use. 2006 Annual Report (04-FG-40-2184) submitted to U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Utah. February.

Sheng, Z. and N. Assadian. 2007. The use of Reclaimed Effluents and Salty Groundwater as Irrigation Sources for Cotton Culture, 2006 Annual Report (05-605TX) submitted to Texas State Support Committee, Cotton Inc., North Carolina. January. 20p.

Villalobos, J., Z. Sheng, C. Hart. 2007. Geographical Information System Coverage For Characterization of the Pecos River Basin, Texas A&M University, Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report TR-300. January. 56p.

Technical and Other Reports – 2006

Assadian, N., Z. Sheng, E. Gonzales, L. Cooper, J. Villalobos and G. Di Giovanni, 2006. Water Conservation in the Rio Grande Basin through Efficient Reclaimed Water Use, 2005 Annual Report (04-FG-40-2184) submitted to U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. January. 16p.

Assadian, N., Z. Sheng, 2006. The use of Reclaimed Effluents and Salty Groundwater as Irrigation Sources for Cotton Culture, 2005 Annual Report (05-605TX) submitted to Texas State Support Committee, Cotton Inc. February. 23p.

Cabrera, R.I., L. Rahman, C. McKenney, S. Hill, G. Niu and W.A. Mackay. 2006. Evaluationg the salinity tolerance of nursery and landscape plants. TNLA Green, April. 14-18.

Dean, K., M. Vargas, G. D. Di Giovanni, and E. A. Casarez. 2006. Assessment of Bacterial Sources Impacting Lake Waco and Belton Lake. Texas Farm Bureau and Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board. 106 pages.

Di Giovanni, G. D. and E. A. Casarez. 2006. Upper and Lower San Antonio River, Salado Creek, Peach Creek and Leon River Below Lake Proctor Bacterial Source Tracking Project. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Austin, Texas. 99 pages.

Michelsen, A.M. Editor. 2006. “Federal Flood Assessment Conference:  Recommendations and Proceedings.”  Convened by Congressman Silvestre Reyes and organized by Peter Brock, September 6, 2006.  TAES Agricultural Research Center, El Paso, TX.  Texas Water Resources Institute. TR-296.

Miyamoto, S., Yuan, F., Anand, S., 2006. Influence of tributaries on salinity of Amistad Reservoir. Texas A&M University Agricultural Research Center, El Paso, TX and Texas Water Resources Institute, College Station. TX TR-292.

Miyamoto, S., Yuan, F., Anand, S., 2006. Reconnaissance Survey of Salt Sources and Loading into the Pecos River. Texas A&M University Agricultural Research Center at El Paso, TX and Texas Water Resources Institute. College Station, TX.  TR-291.

Miyamoto, S.  2006. Diagnosis and Management of Salinity Problems in Irrigated Pecan Production. Texas A&M University Agricultural Research Center at El Paso, TX and Texas Water Resources Institute. College Station, TX.  TR-287.

Niu, G. 2006. Urban Landscape Water Conservation, Task 5, RGBI, USDA.  Texas Water Resources Institute. College Station, TX.  February.  2 pages.

Niu, G. 2006. Salinity tolerance of herbaceous perennials and groundcovers. American Nurseryman. September, 26-29.

Sheng, Z., S. Tillery, S., J. P. King, B. Creel, C. Brown, A. Michelsen, and R. Srinivasan. 2006. Conceptual Model Development for the Rio Grande Flow: Phase III. final project report prepared for the Paso del Norte Watershed Council and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. September. 116p.

Sheng, Z., S. Tillery, S., J. P. King, B. Creel, C. Brown, A. Michelsen, R. Srinivasan, and A. Granados. 2006.  “The Development of a Coordinated Database for Water Resources and Flow Model in the Paso Del Norte Watershed.”  For the Paso del Norte Watershed Council.  Texas Water Resources Institute.  TR-297.

Vance, G. F., G.K. Ganjegunte and R.C. Surdam. 2006. Innovative technology development to maximize beneficial use of produced water from coal bed natural gas operations in the powder river basin, Wyoming.  Annual progress report prepared for the Wyoming Water Development Commission and the USGS.

Technical and Other Reports – 2005

Assadian, N. W. (representative for S. Miyamoto, B. Lesikar, B Leinauer, and M. Babcock). 2005.  Task 7:  Saline and wastewater reuse and management.  USDA – Rio Grande Basin Initiative.  April 12-15.  Alpine, TX.

Assadian, N.W., G.D. Di Giovanni, J.P. Margez Flores and E. Jaramillo Lopez. 2005.  Heavy metal transfer to forage crops from alkaline soils. Poster. USDA – Rio Grande Basins Initiative Conference.  Alpine, TX. April 12-15.

Hanks, N., A. M. Michelsen and W. Morrison. 2005. “Water Related Organizations in the Far West Texas Region.”  Far West Texas Water Planning Group. January.

Niu, G. 2005. Impact of Drought on Salinity Tolerance of Landscape Woody Plants Irrigated with Reclaimed Water, submitted to TWDB-TWRI in Nov, 2 pages.

Niu, G., R. Cabrera, C. McKenney, and W. Mackay. 2005. Determining plant water use and crop coefficients of selected nursery and landscape plants, submitted to TWDB-TWRI in Nov, 3 pages.

Robinson, J. and A. M. Michelsen. 2005. “Impact of Water Supply Limitations from Federal Decisions in South Texsa: Prelimary Findings.”  Technical Report prepared for the U.S.D.A. Economic Research Service by Cooperative Agreement.

Technical and Other Reports – 2004

Ashworth, J., A. M. Michelsen, M. Landis and T. Gooch. 2004. “Comments and Recommendations on the Rio Grande Supply Evaluation Process to be Used in Far West Texas Planning.” Technical Report for the Far West Texas Water Planning Group.  March 25.

Assadian, N. W., W. Lindemann and J. Balliew. 2004. Short-term prevention of ammonia loss and odor from lime-stabilized biosolids.  El Paso Water Utilities.  21 pages.

Brown C., Z. Sheng and M. Rich. 2004.  Coordinated Water Resources Database and GIS. Joint New Mexico State University, Water Resources Research Institute and Texas A&M University, Texas Water Resources Institute Technical Report No. 262. January 2004.

Di Giovanni, G. D. 2004. Drought may concentrate pathogens in surface water. Southwest Hydrology. 3:24-26.

Di Giovanni, G. D., P. A. Rochelle, A. M. Johnson. 2004. Detection of infectious Cryptosporidium in drinking water. Project Fact Sheet. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, El Paso Research and Extension Center.

Flores Margez, J. P., N. W. Assadian, G. D. Di Giovanni and E. Jaramillo Lopez. 2004. “Predicting Risk Factors Affecting the Human Food Chain and Human Health from Contaminants in Wastewater in the Juarez Valley.” Paso Del Norte Health Foundation, Center for Border Health Research.  El Paso, Texas.  99 pages.

Miyamoto, S., I. Martinez, M. Padilla, A. Portillo and D. Ornelas. 2004. Landscape Plant Lists for Salt Tolerance Assessment. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station and El Paso Water Utilities. Joint publication.

Miyamoto, S., I. Martinez, M. Padilla and A. Portillo. 2004. Photo Guide: Landscape Plant Response to Salinity. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station and El Paso Water Utility. Joint Publication.

Niu, G., D. Timlin, V.R. Reddy, S.H. Kim and D. Fleisher. 2004. Elevated CO2 concentration alleviated water stress in corn (zea mays L.) crop. Beltsville Area Poster Day, ARS-USDA.

Robinson, J. and A. M. Michelsen. 2004. “Impact of Water Supply Limitations from Federal Decisions in South Texas: Preliminary Findings.” Technical Report prepared for the U.S.D.A Economic Research Service under Cooperative Agreement. Preliminary findings. November.

Sheng, Z. 2004. Coordinated Water Resources Database and GIS for PdN Watershed Management (invited presentation), “Paso Del Norte Map for Public Access GIS Day.” El Paso, TX. November 15.

Sturdivant, A.W., R. D. Lacewell, A. M. Michelsen, M. E. Rister, N. W. Assadian, M. Eriksson, R. Freeman, J. H. Jacobs, W. T. Madison, J. T. McGuckin, W. Morrison, J. R. C. Robinson, C., Staats, Z. Sheng, R. Srinivasan and J. I. Villalobos. 2004. “Estimated Benefits of IBWC Rio Grande Flood-Control Projects in the United States.” Texas Water Resources Institute TR 275.  September.

Technical and Other Reports – 2003

Assadian, N. W., G. D. Di Giovanni, J. P. Flores Margez and E. Jaramillo. 2003. “Human Health Risks From Contaminants in Reclaimed Juarez Valley Wastewater.” Project Fact Sheet, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, El Paso Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

Assadian, N. W., G. D. Di Giovanni, J. Enciso and J. Iglesias. 2003. “Reclaimed Wastewater for Subsurface Drip Irrigation of Crops.” Project Fact Sheet, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, El Paso Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

Assadian, N. W., G. D. Di Giovanni, J. P. Flores Margez and E. Jaramillo. 2003. “Human Health Risks From Contaminants in Reclaimed Juarez Valley Wastewater.” Project Fact Sheet, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, El Paso Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

Assadian, N. W., G. D. Di Giovanni, J. Enciso and J. Iglesias. 2003.  “The Movement of Waterborne Phage and Solutes in Soil Subirrigated with a Wastewater Blend.” Texas Department of Agriculture, Texas Israeli Exchange Program. 34 pages.

Di Giovanni, G. D., S. D. Pillai and J. Mott. 2003. “Protecting Our Water: Tracking Sources of Bacterial Contamination.” Project Fact Sheet, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, El Paso Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

Di Giovanni, G. D. 2003. “Pathogens In Rio Grande River Water.” Project Fact Sheet, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, El Paso Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

Di Giovanni, G. D. and K. D. Mena. 2003. “Molecular Detection of Infectious Viruses in Water.” Project Fact Sheet, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, El Paso Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

Di Giovanni, G. D. 2003. Contributing author to the first USEPA “Quality Assurance/Quality Control Guidance Manual for Laboratories Performing PCR Analyses on Environmental Samples.”

Di Giovanni, G. D., S. D. Pillai and J. Mott. 2003. “Protecting Our Water: Tracking Sources of Bacterial Contamination.” Project Fact Sheet, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, El Paso Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

Di Giovanni, G. D. 2003. “Pathogens In Rio Grande River Water.” Project Fact Sheet, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, El Paso Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

Di Giovanni, G. D. and K. D. Mena. 2003. “Molecular Detection of Infectious Viruses in Water.” Project Fact Sheet, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, El Paso Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

Holloway, M.E. and A. M. Michelsen. 2003. “Forecasting Demand and Evaluating Conservation” in Economic Principles for Sound Water Planning: An Introduction for Regional Water Planning Groups in Texas. Edited by M. MacLoed and E. Smith, Environmental Defense.  Austin, TX.

Michelsen, A. M. 2003. “Benefits and Costs of Water Projects, Role of Discounting” in Economic Principles for Sound Water Planning: An Introduction for Regional Water Planning Groups in Texas. Edited by M. MacLoed and E. Smith, Environmental Defense. Austin, TX.

Rochelle, P. A., A. Mofidi, M. M. Marshall, S. J. Upton, B. Montelone, K. Woods and G. D. Di Giovanni. 2003. “An Investigation of UV Disinfection and Repair In Cryptosporidium parvum.” Project 2669. American Water Works Association Research Foundation. Denver, Colorado. 112 pages.

Technical and Other Reports – 2002

Di Giovanni, G. D., M. R. Karim, M. W. LeChevallier, S. N. Boutros, J. S. Chandler, F. A. Abrams, M. L. Spinner, and J. R. Weihe. 2002. “Overcoming Molecular Sample Processing Limitations: Quantitative PCR.” Project 00-HHE-2b. Water Environment Research Foundation. Alexandria, Virginia. 70 pages.

Di Giovanni, G. D. 2002. “Development of Bacterial Source Tracking (BST) Libraries and Assessment of Bacterial Sources Impacting Lakes Waco and Belton.”  Texas Water Resources Institute.  SR 2002-038.

Holloway, M., A. M. Michelsen and R. Lacewell. 2002. “An Economic Analysis of the Mesa Water Supply Alternative for San Antonio.” Resource Economics Inc.,  Austin, TX. January.

LeChevallier, M. W., G. D. Di Giovanni, J. L. Clancy, Z. Bukhari, S. Bukhari, J. S. Rosen, J. Sobrinho and M. M. Frey. 2002.Source Water Assessment: Variability of Pathogen Concentrations”. Project 488, publication 90906. American Water Works Association Research Foundation. Denver, CO. 238 pages.

Miyamoto, S. and J. White. 2002. Foliar Salt Damage of Landscape Plants Induced by Sprinkler Irrigation. Texas A & M University, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, El Paso Research Center and Texas Water Resources Institute. TR – 1202.  March.

Miyamoto, S. and J. White. 2002. Foliar Salt Damage of Landscape Plants Irrigated with Sprinklers: Informational Document for Landscape Professionals and Water Managers. Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, El Paso Research Center. Technical Report.

Miyamoto, S. 2002. Landscape Irrigation With Water of Elevated Salinity: Guide for Planners, Managers and Supervisors.  Texas A & M University, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, El Paso Research Center.

Miyamoto, S. 2002. Guidelines for Developing Soil and Water Management Programs: Irrigated Pecans. TAES/TWRI Publication. TR – 188.

Miyamoto, S. 2002. Evaluating Salt Accumulation and Release Processes in Riparian Zones of a Semi-arid River System. TWRI. Technical Report.

Miyamoto, S. 2002. An Assessment and Suggested Management Adjustments for Improving Golf Course Use of Reclaimed Water at Coronado.  El Paso Water Utilities. Technical Report.

Miyamoto, S. 2002. A monitoring and Inspection Report: Landscape Areas Irrigated or to be Irrigated with Reclaimed Water.  El Paso Water Utilities. Technical Report.

Sheng, Z., J.P. King, L. Brown and N. Ronquillo. 2002. “Estimate of Seepage Losses from Canals in the Paso del Norte Region Using Ponding Tests.”  Texas Water Resources Institute. SR 2002-047. 19 pages.

Ward, F.A. and A. M. Michelsen. 2002. “Economic Feasibility and Value of Water Saved With Alternative Irrigation Technologies on the Lower Rio Grande.”  Technical Report. El Paso Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Texas A&M University and New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute. El Paso, Texas. July. 37 pages.

Technical and Other Reports – 2001

Di Giovanni, G. D. and R. Aboytes. 2001. “Detection of Infectious Cryptosporidium parvum Oocysts in Environmental Water Samples.” Cryptosporidium: from Molecules to Disease Conference, October 10.  Fremantle, Australia.

Fraiser, M., J.F. Booker, R.A. Young, A. M. Michelsen, R.G. Taylor, T. Gates, R. Huffaker, L. MacDonnell, R. Ward and S. Gloss. 2001. “Meeting Time-Dependent Instream Flow Requirements in a Fully Appropriated Multi-State River Basin.” Technical Report, U.S. Geological Survey, Colorado State University, Water Resources Research Institute, Fort Collins, CO. December.

Holloway, M., A. M. Michelsen, J. Gilley, R. Lacewell, D. Ethridge and D. Willis. 2001. “Economic Study of the Mesa Project: Providing Groundwater from the Texas Panhandle to Communities in Regions B and C.”  Resource Economics Inc., Austin, TX.  August.

LeChevallier, M.W., G. D. Di Giovanni, J. L. Clancy, Z. Bukhari, S. Bukhari, J. S. Rosen, J. Sobrinho and M. Frey. 2001. “Variability of Giardia and Cryptosporidium Concentrations in Surface Water.” American Water Works Service Co., Voorhees, New Jersey. 237 Pages.

Lohmar, B., D. Bucks, F. Crook, R. Marlow and A. M. Michelsen. 2001. “USDA-P.R.C. Ministry of Water Resources Study Report on Water Resource Policy Changes and the Resulting Effects on Agricultural Production in China.” U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service.  Washington DC.  January.

Miyamoto, S., R. Bader, D. Ornelas and R. Bader.  2001.  El Paso Guidelines for Landscape Uses of Reclaimed Water with Elevated Salinity.  Technical Report.  Texas A & M University Agricultural Research Center and El Paso Water Utilities.

Paso del Norte Water Task Force (A.M. Michelsen, Technical Support Chair). 2001. “Water Planning in the Paso Del Norte: Toward Regional Coordination.”  March.

Sheng, Z., R.E. Mace and M.P. Fahy. 2001. The Hueco Bolson: An aquifer at the crossroads. Aquifers of West Texas. Texas Water Development Board Report 356: TWBD, Austin, TX.  pp. 66-75.

Technical and Other Reports – 2000

Michelsen, A.M. 2000. “Key Economic Issues in Water Planning,” in Economic Considerations in State Water Planning, Texas Water Resources Institute, Special Report 1-2000.  College Station, TX.  December 7.

Miyamoto, S.  2000.  Landscape Maintenance File.  Part I.  Soil and Irrigation Management.  Technical Report.  Chamizal National Park.

Miyamoto, S.  2000.  Salinity and Water Use Monitoring.  Submitted to El PasoWater Utilities.

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