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U.S. EPA Releases New Drought Guide for Water Utilities

Date: March 21st, 2016

Source:  epa.gov

Provides worksheets, best practices, videos and key resources for responding to drought emergencies and building long-term resilience.

Four main sections:

  • Staffing, response plans and funding
  • Water supply and demand management
  • Communication and partnerships
  • Case studies and videos

Explore the Case Study Map and Videos GeoPlatform for real-world challenges and solutions.

View New Drought Guide for Water Utilities

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Texas A&M AgriLife Water Education Network

Date: February 10th, 2016

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service delivers a wide range of resources and programs focusing on water conservation, water management and water quality.

http://water.tamu.edu/

 


Biosecurity Practices for Swine Shows

Date: February 3rd, 2016

Co-mingling of pigs and equipment from different sources can often result in the transmission of pathogens from one pig to another or between humans.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/004-natural/pdfs/biosecurity-practices-for-swine-shows.pdf

 


Preventing Outbreaks of Avian Influenza

Date: January 26th, 2016

Source:  UMD Poultry Extension

Video about Preventing Outbreaks of Avian Influenza through science-based education of Commercial Poultry Farmers.

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Cold and Flu Prevention

Date: January 26th, 2016

Follow these tips from the Texas Department of State Health Services on how to protect yourself during cold and flu season.

http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/idcu/health/prevention/cold_flu/

 


Winter Storm Resource Center

Date: January 19th, 2016

University of Illinois Extension has created a one-stop winter storm resource center.

http://extension.illinois.edu/winter/

 


Driving in Snow and Ice

Date: January 12th, 2016

Everything you need to know to prepare you for the rough winter roads.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/004-natural/pdfs/Driving-in-Snow-and-Ice.pdf

 


Dealing with Stress After a Blizzard

Date: January 8th, 2016

Source:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

The recent Winter Storm Goliath and aftermath may increase the pileup of stressors and strain faced by Agriculture producers, workers and their families.  Use these resources to take action now to manage stress. Then build an emotional and financial recovery plan.

Disaster Stress

Managing Stress

Communication Under Pressure

Finding Help

Links to Mental Health Assistance

 

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Winter Storm Preparation

Date: January 5th, 2016

With a little planning, you can protect yourself and your family from winter storms and keep your property losses to a minimum.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/004-natural/pdfs/preparing-for-the-unexpected-winter-storms.pdf

 


Winter Survival Kit App

Date: December 29th, 2015

The Winter Survival Kit smartphone app can be as critical as a physical winter survival kit if you find yourself stuck or stranded in severe winter weather conditions.

https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/extension/apps/winter-survival-kit