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Texas State U Adds Private Partner for Sustainability Research

Texas State University has teamed with a private partner to improve the operation and management of social infrastructure, such as resource management and water conservation.

The university signed a memorandum of understanding with NEC to conduct collaborative research and development on the issue. "Under the agreement, NEC and the university will jointly pursue future strategies to develop solutions for the responsible and sustainable use of natural resources," according to a news release. "NEC and Texas State will work together to identify opportunities to perform testing related to advanced water conservation technology."

One example is leak detection. NEC has developed a system that uses precision sensors to monitor municipal water systems for leaks, analyzes the data, then provides the utility remediation solutions.

"We are thrilled to be partners with NEC on projects that will have such a strong impact on society," said Denise Trauth, Texas State University president, in a news release. "NEC has a legacy of advancing green technologies and developing solutions to sustain our natural resources, and Texas State is committed to enhancing conservation and preservation efforts in everything from energy to water across the state."

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at [email protected].

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