Greater depth, broader perspective for a clear water future
We tackle key water policy and management issues, empower informed decision-making, and enrich understanding through engagement, education,
and applied research.
Photo: 2022 WRRC Photo Contest Winner: Brian Anderson - Bring It On; Tucson, AZ; 2007
WRRC 2023 Annual Conference
The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center 2023 Conference, What Can We Do? Solutions to Arizona’s Water Challenges, will be held July 11–12 at the University of Arizona. The conference will aim to address the pressing water resource challenges currently facing Arizona and the region.
WRRC Special Event: Impressions and Takeaways from the UN 2023 Water Conference
The UN 2023 Water Conference, scheduled for March 22–24, 2023, will bring together over 6,500 people from across the globe. Only the second UN water conference (the first was held in 1977 in Argentina), the three-day event is co-hosted by the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Republic of Tajikistan.
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Remembering Marie Pearthree
The WRRC joins the Arizona water community in mourning the loss of Marie Pearthree, who died on February 22, 2023. Marie Slezak Pearthree was born on December 17, 1955, in Indianapolis, IN. After traveling widely with her family to various State Department postings, she attended Oberlin College in Ohio, majoring in Geology, and later went on to earn an MS in Geosciences from UArizona and become a Professional Engineer (Civil).
We transfer water research results and information to other researchers, water managers, policy makers, and the wider public through publications, conferences, lectures, seminars, and workshops.
Sharon B. Megdal, Ph.D. is Director of The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC), a Cooperative Extension center and a research unit in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Grab your lunch and join us for a range of presentations on water-related topics of interest. Access to the WRRC’s Brown Bag series is currently being held live via Zoom webcasts.
The 2022 Annual Conference, Arizona’s Agricultural Outlook: Water, Climate, and Sustainability, took place over three days, July 12-14.
Focus on scientific research, education, community outreach and engagement with a spectrum of topics, including water management and planning, water conservation, water harvesting, and water policy.