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Thursday, April 17, 2014
(TUCSON, Ariz.) April 17, 2014 – Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Vice Ward 4 Representative Shirley Scott will attend the Conserve to Enhance (C2E) program’s May 9 dedication event at Lincoln Regional Park’s Atturbury Wash, the site of the first-ever C2E-funded riparian enhancement project (9 a.m., 8280 E. Escalante Rd.).
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) and the Institute of the Environment will co-present a special Earth Day (April 22) pre-screening of the documentary Watermark from 7 – 9 p.m. at The Loft Cinema in Tucson. WRRC Associate Director Jean McLain will moderate a panel discussion following the film, featuring panelists Chris Scott, Francisco Zamora Arroyo and Lucero Radonic.
Friday, April 11, 2014
The WRRC will host four workshops with the Hydrologic Research Center (HRC) of San Diego during the month of April on the GCASE (Groundwater, Climate And Stakeholder Engagement) program. The GCASE team is seeking workshop participants’ input to help determine the transferability within Arizona and to other regions of the innovative modeling and engagement methodologies employed by the project. Prescott Workshop: April 22 (1:30 – 3:30 p.m.) Phoenix Workshop: April 23 (9 – 11 a.m.) Tucson Workshop: April 29 (1:30 – 3:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Water educators from Arizona Project WET (APW) will head to the Colorado River delta in Sonora, Mexico April 9-11 with the Sonoran Institute and Arizona Sonora Desert Museum during a temporary “pulse flow” of the River, to help restore the delta habitat. Follow the APW team on its trip! Read updated blog posts here:
Friday, April 4, 2014
Arizona Project WET (APW) is seeking 30 volunteers to help teach 4th graders about water science and conservation on Thursday, April 17 from 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the Tucson Water Festival, sponsored by Tucson Water and to be located at the James D. Kreigh Park.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Nine teams of high school students from around the state tested their environmental field skills March 21-22 at the University of Arizona’s research farm, the Maricopa Agricultural Center in the Town of Maricopa.    Prescott’s Tri-City College Prep High School students developed the winning sustainable agriculture model to capture the 2014 Arizona Envirothon championship on Saturday.  Each student on the winning five-member team earned a $500 scholarship; their coach was also award a $500 stipend.  
Friday, March 14, 2014
Gilbert Council Member Jenn Daniels lauded the Town of Gilbert Water Conservation department at last week’s Town Council meeting. “Today, 800 fourth graders were taught about water and water conservation. It was a tremendous volunteer effort.” Daniels also attended the Water Festival and personally thanked volunteers.  
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The WRRC's March 13 Brown Bag seminar (Colorado River Simulation System [CRSS] - Overview and Use in Planning and Operation of the Colorado River) -- has been cancelled. 
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The WRRC's Conserve to Enhance (C2E) program has opened another grant cycle to fund local community enhancement projects.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
SWES Master’s Student Published in Nature Scientific Reports
Monday, February 17, 2014
Kathryn Sorensen will speak about the City of Phoenix's relative lack of wells, which creates a very different picture of resiliency compared to Tucson water in both good and bad ways. She will also address how this is a good thing for long-term aquifer management, but is also a potential vulnerability during drought. Special Time: 12:15 - 1:45 p.m. More here.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
The Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) released its Strategic Vision for Water Supply Sustainability in early 2014, which closely analyzes water supply and demand in Arizona. Recent studies – including the Colorado Water River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study – indicate the potential for a long-term gap between water supply and demand in Arizona if no action is taken. ADWR’s Strategic Vision examines potential strategies for water users across Arizona to manage possible future supply challenges.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Arizona Project WET Implements SWAP Program at Booth-Fickett School
Monday, January 27, 2014
Alteration of springs ecosystems has become a global environmental crisis, warranting local, national and global conservation attention. Springs are ecologically important habitats that support elevated biological and socio-cultural diversity, including more than 15 percent of endangered species in the United States, while providing $5 billion per year in bottled water sales revenue. However, springs are inadequately recognized and protected, and have been poorly mapped. They have been insufficiently studied as ecosystems, and few remain ecologically intact.
Monday, January 27, 2014
The WRRC has released the Winter 2014 issue of its recently redesigned quarterly newsletter, the Arizona Water Resources (AWR). The latest edition of the new-look AWR highlights land fallowing and satellite monitoring of groundwater, and features a Q&A with Raanan Adin (CEO, Adin Holdings Ltd.) and much more. The Winter 2014 AWR also includes WRRC Director Sharon B. Megdal's Public Policy Review column, "Key Messages for CRWUA Highlight Arizona's Achievements, Yet More Efforts Are Needed."
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