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Friday, February 20, 2015
Two world-renowned researchers will give a Brown Bag seminar at the UA Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) Thursday, Feb. 26 (10:30 am – 12:00 p.m.) on “Antibiotic Resistance in Agroecosystems.” Dr. Alistair B.A. Boxall, Environment Department, University of York (UK), will present “Drugs Down the Drain: Impacts of Medicines in the Natural Environment,” and Dr.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Now well into its second decade, Groundwater Awareness Week spotlights one of the world’s most important resources —groundwater. The National Groundwater Association spearheads this annual effort to raise public awareness about groundwater and water well stewardship. Groundwater is essential to the health and well-being of humanity and the environment.
Friday, February 20, 2015
The Water Sustainability Program will host a lecture and book signing by international water expert Brian Richter, author of "Chasing Water: A Guide for Moving from Scarcity to Sustainability," on Thursday, March 5, 2014, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the University of Arizona Student Unions' Tucson and Catalina Rooms. In "Chasing Water," Richter tells a cohesive and complete story of water scarcity: where it is happening, what is causing it, and how it can be addressed.  More here.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Registration is open for the Western Governors' Drought Forum Webinar Series featuring western experts on water and drought management. The webinar will explore the technological and regulatory obstacles to utilizing re-used, produced, and brackish water. 
Friday, January 30, 2015
The WRRC has released the Winter 2015 issue of its quarterly newsletter, the Arizona Water Resources (AWR). This latest issue includes coverage of the legacy the former Southern Arizona Water Resources Association; diminishing hydropower production in the West; a WRRC student spotlight feature on Graduate Student Ling-Yee Huang; "Catch the Rain" WRRC 2014 Photo Contest Winners; news briefs; a book review; and much more. 
Friday, January 23, 2015
Don Gross's Brown Bag presentation will include a brief history of the development of the Colorado River Simulation System (CRSS) and its structure. This will be followed by an overview of the various planning studies in which CRSS was used and information on how CRSS is utilized in the operation of the Colorado River.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
In the latest edition of the WRRC's Arizona Water Resource (AWR) Newsletter, Sharon B. Megdal, Director of the Water Resources Research Center (WRRC), shares her 15 water wishes for 2015. Among the many wishes, Dr. Megdal hopes for the general public to become more informed and excited about water, for more conservation to narrow the gap between water supply and demand, for Arizonans to address the water needs of the state’s natural areas and for the WRRC to continue and expand its collaborative work with local, national and international entities.
Friday, January 9, 2015
In this opinion piece, Soak It In, Water Resources Research Center director Sharon B. Megdal discusses what Arizonans should know about their water future. Water is scarce, but by staying informed, Arizonans can do their part to avert a crisis.  Megdal urges people to find out where their water comes from and encourages them to keep up with water issues and talk to neighbors, friends, water providers and elected officials about what they need to do to ensure that Arizona's water glass stays full.
Friday, January 9, 2015
Robert Glennon's Brown Bag presentation will feature a discussion of his recent publication with coauthors Peter Culp and Gary Libecap: Shopping for Water: How the Market Can Mitigate Water Shortages in the American West. Shopping for Water explores the American West’s long tradition of conflict over water and how using market forces to facilitate the movement of water resources and to mitigate the risk of water shortages could contribute to a lasting solution.  
Friday, January 9, 2015
The Roadmap for Considering Water for Arizona's Natural Areas is now available.  The Roadmap contains information on the current scientific understanding of water for natural areas and existing legal considerations for providing water to natural areas, examples of where natural areas are already included in water management decisions, and an overview of available paths forward for including natural areas alongside human uses.  Roadmap for Considering Water for Arizona's Natural Areas
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
The Colorado River Basin blankets a 246,000 square mile area that includes parts of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, as well as portions of the states of Baja and Sonora Mexico. Water delivered from the Colorado River serves nearly 40 million municipal and industrial customers, 22 Native American tribes and more than 6 million acres of irrigated agriculture. In addition 7 wildlife refuges, four national recreation areas and 11 national parks depend on the river for vital water supplies.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Registration is now open for this Annual Workshop co-sponsored by the WRRC, to be held at the SRP PERA Club in Tempe on January 14, 2015.
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