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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!
Friday, September 5, 2014
The Colorado River Basin is one of the nation's most important water catchments. The economy and ecology of the Basin combine to create a high quality of life for millions of people. Inner and outer Basin dependence on Colorado River water has created immense pressure on this natural system, especially in light of recent drought events. Without wise management of natural capital assets, especially water supply resources and riverside habitat, the sustainability of the agricultural economy, general water supply needs, and wildlife of the Basin are threatened.
Friday, August 22, 2014
UANews recognizes UA Water Resources Research Center’s Conserve2Enhance (C2E) Program for its efforts in helping Tucson residents save millions of gallons of water while investing $60,000 in local enhancement projects. C2E Program Coordinator, Brittany Xiu spoke to UA News contact, Shelley Littin, about the Tucson C2E program, how it works, water conservation tactics and more. 
Friday, August 22, 2014
Robert H. Webb will discuss his recently published book, "Requiem for the Santa Cruz: An Environmental History of an Arizona River." For thousands of years, the Santa Cruz River has been a focal point in Southern Arizona. A detailed reconstruction of riverine changes in the vicinity of Tucson, Ariz., reveals the interrelationships among riparian ecosystems, water supply, flood control and land use.
Monday, July 28, 2014
The WRRC has released the Summer 2014 edition of its quarterly newsletter, the Arizona Water Resource (AWR). This issue includes coverage of advanced water recycling technologies from NASA; the installation of a new smart water metering system in Oro Valley, Ariz.; savings from the installation of demand-controlled pumps in Sierra Vista, Ariz.; an in-depth review of the "Closing the Gap: How Can We Do It?" panel session from the WRRC's 2014 Annual Conference; a Student Spotlight feature on WRRC Graduate Assistant Nathaniel Delano; water news briefs and much more. 
Friday, July 18, 2014
The UA Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) recently released its newly redesigned 2014 Arroyo 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.
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