Hear from local and regional experts about how healthy forests and uplands contribute to the overall health of the Cobre Valley Watershed in southern Gila County.
WRRC - Greater depth, broader perspective for a clear water future
Following University of Arizona Guidance regarding COVID-19, the WRRC office will be closed until further notice. WRRC staff continue to work and may be reached via email as listed on our Directory.
We encourage you to take every step to be safe and healthy.
UArizona Cooperative Extension COVID-19 info.
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.
2019 WRRC Photo Contest Winner: Gilles Boyer - Lone Rock on Beach -Lake Powell (cropped)
Get involved and see the latest ways we are making a difference.
Arizona Water Map Poster
The Water Resources Research Center Arizona Water Map Poster is the latest in our series of reliable and concise visual representations of Arizona's water resources. This, the fourth edition of the map is the product of a design and review process that engaged stakeholders from across regions and sectors. The new map reflects the current state of water resources in Arizona, as well as a culture of management and planning unique to the state.
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.
Arizona to Israel
in Arizona, national, and
global water policy
materials and papers
in person and via
for the 2018 conference
The Business of Water
recaps key messages
available on the
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.
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improved instructional practices
developed in Teacher Academies
water per year:
The WRRC photo contest is back, and we are excited to see what our contestants will bring to the table this year. As with the last few photo contests we’ve held, the main criteria are that the photos be taken in Arizona and feature water. This year, however, we have added a special category* for photographs of water taken in arid regions outside our state. We want to see water in cities and towns, water in nature, water and people, water and industry, water and anything that sparks your imagination. So what are you waiting for? Show us what you’ve got.
WRRC Graduate Assistants Rebecca Bernat (Ph.D. Candidate in Environmental Science) and Mary Belle Cruz Ayala (Ph.D. Candidate in Arid Lands Resource Science)
The WRRC invites students at any of Arizona's three public universities to submit research proposals for projects that explore new ideas to address water issues in Arizona and the Southwest.
The Permanent Forum of Binational Waters is hosting the US-Mexico Transboundary Groundwater Conference, “Innovation and Creativity: Strategies for Unprecedented Challenges,” October 14-15, 2020, via Zoom. Cohosts include Texas A&M University and the Instituto Mexicano de Tecnología del Agua.
Working with an array of stakeholders in the Colorado River Basin to help re-envision the management of the River, the Colorado River Conversations have led to new relationships between the environmental community, states, Tribes, and water managers.
Beyond the Mirage
A full feature documentary that tells the story about the future of water in the west. From that documentary, make your own movie from hundreds of quality clips.
Water Use Dashboard™
Get conservation tips, track water savings, and make your drops count! Connecting voluntary water conservation with community action.
UA Water Network
Water is one of our most precious resources and an ever-growing focus for research, innovation, and knowledge transfer.
Cultivate your knowledge of desert landscaping with this valuable resource for desert gardening.