Friday, July 18, 2014
The UA Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) released its newly redesigned 2014 Arroyo last week on a vital topic in Arizona: What is the Value of Water? This year's Arroyo -- a free, 16-page annual publication devoted to a single water topic of timely interest in Arizona -- is a wide-ranging review of the surprisingly complex subject of water's value, beyond its price.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona Project WET’s (APW) Alexander Prescott helped lead Middle School Earth Camp at Tucson's Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (ASDM) last month. Earth Camp is a partnership between APW, the UA College of Science and the Planetary Science Institute.
Monday, June 23, 2014
TUCSON, Ariz. (June 23, 2014) – The National Agricultural and Rural Development Policy Center (NARDeP) published a policy brief last week from University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) Director Sharon B. Megdal.
“Facing an Uncertain Colorado River Basin Future” addresses in detail how the Colorado River is regionally allocated, and discusses how agriculture and municipalities can work together to close gaps between water supply and demand predicted in the 2012 Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
NEW YORK, NY (June 19, 2014) – University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) Director Sharon B. Megdal participated in a panel briefing at the United Nations today on potential solutions to global water challenges.
The Jewish National Fund (JNF) and its partners arranged the “Every Drop of Water Makes a Difference” briefing in New York, to discuss water-related issues affecting arid countries with 250 members of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and U.N. representatives.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) 2014 Annual Conference, "Water Systems, Science, and Society Under Global Change" at Tufts University in Medford, Mass., announced that is will webcast its June 18-20 USDA Blue-Green-Grey sessions live. The webcast sessions are open to the public, and anyone listening in will be able to submit questions. The Blue-Green-Grey sessions will also be recorded for future viewing.
Friday, June 13, 2014
The University of Arizona Press recently released Requiem for the Santa Cruz River: An Environmental History of an Arizona River, by Bob Webb, Julio Betancourt, Roy Johnson and Ray Turner.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Rainfall in Arizona is cause for celebration, particularly during the monsoon. To capture the many ways Arizonans catch and use rainwater in our unique, diverse landscape, the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) invites photographers to vie for cash prizes in the 2014 WRRC Summer Photo Contest.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The University of Arizona will host an Aug. 5-8 workshop to be held at Biosphere 2, "Antibiotic Resistance in Agroecosystems: State of the Science," which was co-organized by WRRC Associate Director Dr. Jean McLain.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Sharon B. Megdal, Director of the Water Resources Research Center (WRRC), recently co-authored a paper on Arizona water banking with Peter Dillon (CSIRO Land and Water, Australia) and Kenneth Seasholes (Central Arizona Project), which was published May 28 in the Journal Water.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
WRRC Associate Director Dr. Jean McLain was featured in the June 2014 issue of CSA News, a monthly publication for members of the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Sponsors First-Ever Sahuarita-Green Valley Water Festival
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
The Weekly Wave e-News Digest is distributed each Friday, and contains WRRC news, events and much more. The Wave features weekly updates on the WRRC’s ongoing Brown Bag Seminar Series – informal water-focused presentations open to the public – as well as information on the WRRC Annual Conference.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
WRRC Associate Director Jean McLain, with collaborators Kurt Nolte (Yuma Agricultural Center) and Channah Rock (Maricopa Agricultural Center) has been awarded funding from the Arizona Department of Agriculture, Specialty Crops Block Grant Program, for a project entitled: “Creation of Self-Sterilizing Harvesting Tools.”
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
The WRRC has released the Spring 2014 issue of its quarterly newsletter, the Arizona Water Resource (AWR). The latest edition of the AWR features the April 8, 2014 WRRC Annual Conference, "Closing the Gap Between Water Supply and Demand," as well as an in-depth article on the effects of drought on California farming. The Spring issue includes a number of water-focused news briefs and announcements, a special insert featuring the WRRC's 50-year history, and a special column by WRRC Director Sharon B.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
TUCSON, Ariz. (May 6, 2014) - The Desert Water Harvesting Initiative (DWHI), a program of the Water Resources Research Center at the University of Arizona, has released its new Water Harvesting Assessment Toolbox.