Engage in exciting water discussions at the Water Resources Research Center’s 2020 annual conference, Water at the Crossroads: The Next 40 Years.
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.
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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)
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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.
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global water policy
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The Business of Water
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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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The WRRC is excited to announce the winners of the 2019 Photo Contest, Arizona Runs on Water. We had a multitude of wonderful photos to choose from. Judging wasn't an easy task, but the quality of the photos made it a joyful one.
UArizona students, Americorps members, and APW Educators worked together to Bring You the Virtual Arizona Water Festival for Earth Day! Do you think that the University of Arizona is closed down due to the COVID 19 virus shelter-at-home directive? Nope, the 24 member Arizona Project WET (APW) team has come together, pooled talents and skills, and launched into the development of virtual learning experiences APW style. We have worked to maintain our interactive approach, engaging learners through inquiry, exploration, and discovery.
In the midst of COVID-19, people are running out of toilet paper and resorting to other alternatives that could harm the sewer system.
Authors: Juliet McKenna, P.G., Principal Hydrogeologist, Montgomery & Associates; Arturo Gabaldon, President, Community Water Company of Green Valley; Rosanna Gabaldón, AZ State Representative, Legislative District 2; Bob Hollander, Environmental Resources Manager, Water Services Department, City of Peoria; Crystal Thompson, Communications Manager, Central Arizona Project; and Sheri Trapp, Communications Specialist, AMWUA
On the evening of Friday, March 27, 2020, former WRRC Director William Lord passed away. He had retired from UA and was living in Boulder, Colorado. At UA, he was a professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Hydrology and Water Resources (now Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences).
Are you working from home and contemplating the wonders of water? Beyond being very grateful for our clean tap water and our efficient wastewater systems during this stressful time, we can re-energize our moods by implementing some home water innovations and strategies. Here are a few ideas and resources to help get you started or remind you of that "water to do list" you left at the office.
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.