The signing of this agreement will allow the development of joint projects on water resources and water quality, as well as the exchange of predoctoral students between the institutions.
UCAM and the Texan Agricultural & Mechanical University (TAMU), have signed an agreement to promote research among professionals in the areas of engineering related to environmental sciences, that will allow the development of joint projects in the field of water resources and water quality, as well as the exchange of predoctoral students between the institutions.
Through this agreement signed by José Luis Mendoza, president of the UCAM and Professor Raghavan Srinivasan, on behalf of TAMU, the Catholic University will count of the research experience of Texas A & M, one of the most important universities in the world in the area of water resources (ranked 9 in the world) and engineering studies (17 in the world), as published by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking).
Other rankings, as the QS, also places the University of Texas A & M among the first in the world in the area of environmental sciences. Also, according to data from the National Science Foundation of the US, the University occupies one of the first positions in the US in terms of investment in research, with a record of 892.7 million dollars during the year 2016.
Javier Senent, director of the Water Research Chair of the UCAM, assures that: "thanks to this collaboration, new possibilities of investigation are opened with the best specialists in the world to work on local case studies such as the situation in the Campo de Cartagena or the problem of water scarcity of the Segura river ".
The researcher Raghavan Srinivasan, is one of the creators of the hydrological model SWAT, software developed for the evaluation of water resources with a long journey of more than three decades that does not stop in its continuous improvement. The SWAT model has been gaining international recognition and it is currently being used in about a hundred different countries.