Monday, August 3, 2015
The potential for future water shortages in Arizona has raised considerable interest statewide. There is an acknowledged gap between future water demand and supply in Arizona. The gap exists today in some parts of the state. Other areas are secure for the present but face future uncertainties. The variability of the major factors affecting water sources and uses statewide dictates that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to closing the gap for all Arizonans.
Monday, July 13, 2015
The WRRC has released the Summer 2015 issue of its quarterly newsletter, the Arizona Water Resources (AWR). This latest issue includes coverage of a "Contest Inspiring Home-brewers to Make Beer from Wastewater;" a WRRC student spotlight feature on Ph.D. Student Elia Tapia; a guest view by Joseph Olsen, General Manager, Metro Water District; news briefs; resources; and much more.
The Summer 2015 AWR also includes WRRC Director Sharon B. Megdal's policy column, "Details Matter."
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
The WRRC contributed two case studies to a recent report on urban water put together by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The report, "Stakeholder Engagement for Inclusive Water Governance," uses case studies from around the world to assess the current trends, drivers, obstacles, mechanisms, impacts, costs, and benefits of stakeholder engagement in the water sector.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Video Coverage of the April 10 Water Policy Forum, "Arizona Solutions to Colorado River Supply Challenges," is now available on YouTube. The forum was hosted by the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center and convened by Senator Jeff Flake.
Friday, April 3, 2015
If you missed the talk, video coverage of Water Sustainability Program (WSP) Distinguished Speaker Brian Richter's March 5 presentation "Chasing Water in a Rapidly Changing World," is now available on YouTube.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Beyond The Mirage, an innovative web-based experience, was selected as the winner of The New Arizona Prize: Water Consciousness Challenge and walked away with the $100,000 grand prize.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
On Wednesday, March 18, Dr. Sharon B. Megdal, Director of the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC), testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies. As President of the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR), Dr. Megdal spoke on behalf of that organization in support of the Water Resources Research Act (WRRA) program. Administered by the U.S.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Infrastructure Program will launch its 2015 Webcast Series Tuesday, Mar. 24, from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EST, with the webinar “Green Infrastructure for Arid Communities.” The webinar will feature a presentation from Sonoran Institute Conserve2Enhance (C2E) Coordinator Emily Brott on “Tucson's Conserve to Enhance and Living River Programs: Improving Urban River Corridors for People and Wildlife.”
Monday, March 16, 2015
World Water Day is marked on 22 March every year, to celebrate water and its essential role in the lives of people across the globe. Since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as the first World Water Day, World Water Day has shone a spotlight on a different issue every year.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) is offering a summer internship to a student interested in gaining experience writing about environmental and water issues. The internship is supported by Montgomery & Associates, an Arizona-based consulting firm specializing in hydrology and water resource issues. The selected intern will contribute to research and writing for an issue of Arroyo, the annual WRRC publication that focuses on a critical Arizona water issue. Arroyo is recognized as source of objective, ac
Friday, February 27, 2015
Projected water deficits mean land and water managers must be proactive in their management of rivers and shallow aquifers if they want to maintain the ecosystems dependent upon them. To manage these resources, managers and decision makers need easy access to the best techniques available for determining how much water ecosystems need.