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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
This issue includes coverage of Arizona's research into algae biofuels; water quality, reuse and management research; a guest column from the Agribusiness and Water Council of Arizona; a special feature on how an international hydrological initiative is helping support water forecasting and monitoring in Africa; a WRRC student spotlight feature on Graduate Student Reshet Gebremariam; news briefs; book reviews; and much more. The Fall 2014 edition also includes WRRC Director Sharon B.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
On Friday, Oct. 10, two graduate student workers from the laboratory of WRRC Associate Director Jean McLain were awarded prizes for their poster presentations at the 5th Annual University of Arizona Food Safety Consortium Conference.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) is now accepting proposals for research grants under the Water Resources Research Act, Section 104(b). Funded by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Section 104(b) program provides support for research projects on water-related issues of importance to the state and region. This year the WRRC expects to fund three (3) grants of approximately $10,000. Projects are funded for 12 months.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Flagstaff, Ariz. (Sept. 25, 2014) -- Last week, 1,080 fourth graders from Flagstaff’s private, charter, and public schools gathered at the Flagstaff Water Festival at Foxglenn Park (4200 E. Butler Ave.) to learn about Arizona’s water resources and water on the earth system.  
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
WRRC Director Sharon B. Megdal Elected President of NIWR Sharon B. Megdal, Director of the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC), has been elected President of the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) for 2014-15. Effective Oct. 1, Megdal will serve as President for a one-year term, which follows her one-year term as President-Elect.  
Thursday, September 25, 2014
The Water Resources Research Center’s Arizona Project WET and Conserve2Enhance (C2E) programs have partnered with Tucson Water, SmartScape and Tucson Village Farm to help create unique opportunities for water education at the Farm.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
The Arizona Project WET (APW) team received an Award of Merit in The Environmental Education category at Arizona Forward’s “black tie optional” 34th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards in Scottsdale, Ariz. APW was recognized for engaging thousands of students in programs involving creativity, critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills. 
Thursday, September 25, 2014
When it rains in Tucson, rainwater flows off yards, parking lots and streets into storm drains and desert washes. Pima Association of Governments’ (PAG) “Clean Water Starts With Me!” outreach campaign arrives in Tucson each monsoon season, spreading the message that we can all help maintain healthy, pollutant-free stormwater in our community.
Friday, September 19, 2014
The Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) will host a webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 12 - 1 p.m. to complete its Roadmap for Considering Water for Arizona's Natural Areas, and your input is needed! The Roadmap marks the culmination of a three-year project in which more than 1,000 stakeholders participated in surveys, focus groups, workshops and presentations.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
The WRRC is a co-sponsor for the Arizona State Museum's upcoming 2014 Native Eyes Film Showcase, "Honoring the Power of Coming Together," which includes three days of film events on Oct. 24 and 26, and Nov. 12. This year's showcase will include screenings of films by and about Native Americans and indigenous peoples, with the theme of honoring the power of coming together for social change.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Increasing water demand and decreasing supply bring increased urgency for drought solutions to California and other Southwestern states. Unpredictable weather patterns, reduction in California’s snowpack and poor infrastructure contribute to an unstable water supply, rendering fresh water availability as one of the most important issues facing the 21st century. Sharona Sokolow (Ph.D.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Sierra Vista's Cherry Creek Radio (KTAN 1420 AM) recently sat down with WRRC Associate Director Dr. Jean McLain to discuss her research on antibiotic resistance. McLain gave an hour-long interview to host Chris Dowling on the results of her recently completed University of Arizona workshop, "Antibiotic Resistance in Agroecosystems: State of the Science."
Thursday, September 11, 2014
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Freeport McMoRan’s Community Investment Fund has awarded the WRRC a $22,000 grant to develop an Arizona Water 101 educational program in Green Valley/Sahuarita, Ariz. The grant will fund an expansion of the Green Valley/Sahuarita Arizona Water Festival put on by Arizona Project WET -- which reaches about 1,000 4th grade students -- and an adult community education series on the water related challenges and opportunities facing the community.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Brittany Xiu, Coordinator for the WRRC's Conserve to Enhance (C2E) program, recently penned an article published in the Fall newsletter for Colorado WaterWise.
Friday, September 5, 2014
Groundwater depletion has become a global crisis. Decision-makers at all levels desperately need to understand the unseen system beneath their feet and its connection to the earth’s hydrologic cycle. Yet teaching groundwater concepts is extremely challenging; foundational misconceptions about groundwater’s location, movement, and connection to the hydrologic cycle are common. The use of models can help people construct accurate mental models of the groundwater system. Come explore this important water resource with the WRRC in celebration of Protect Your Groundwater Day!
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