Pooling Resources… Sharing Knowledge
The Texas A&M University System — San Antonio Region
With growth come challenges: This collaboration provides solutions to these challenges.
The San Antonio region is a vibrant area teeming with economic and population growth. This growth presents challenges such as addressing increased demands on the production of energy, water and other material resources in the fertile South Texas land and maintaining the alreadystrained transportation infrastructure of the region.
The collaborative efforts of The Texas A&M University System partners are leading the way in the San Antonio Region to address these challenges. This offers the potential of new insight for solving critical issues by pooling resources and sharing knowledge.
Our collaboration makes a positive impact on the region by:
- contributing to economic development;
- improving knowledge and applying interdisciplinary research to natural resources;
- improving the overall quality of life;
- educating a professional workforce (degree and vocational);
- safeguarding working conditions for industry employees and advising about production activities related to the Eagle Ford Shale’s development;
- implementing environmentally friendly drilling techniques such as water treatment and reuse, and air emissions measurement and offsets;
- improving energy efficiency of building envelopes, industrial processes and water systems; and
- researching solutions to the region’s critical transportation issues.
The combined effort is lead by Texas A&M University–San Antonio, and includes area partners with expertise in researching issues and training workforce for the region. A strong university commitment to the collaboration exists to provide industry, public utilities, chartered authorities and academia with objective, data-based scientific assessments and projections. Profiles follow of Texas A&M agencies collaborating with the university and the impact they are all making in South Texas.
The prosperity of the region and its people is tied directly to prudent development of natural resources, processes and policies, and to the education of a first-class workforce that will strengthen South Texas’ economy for many decades to come.
Collaborative Partner Activities:
- Safety Rodeo: July 23-26, 2012 (click here for the informational flyer in .PDF format)
- Water Expo: July 31-August 2, 2012 (click here for the informational flyer in .PDF format)