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: Brave the Wild River – A Reading by Author Melissa Sevigny, with Book Signing to Follow
Please join us for this WRRC Special Event to celebrate the release of Melissa L. Sevigny’s new book, Brave the Wild River: The Untold Story of Two Women Who Mapped the Botany of the Grand Canyon.
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WRRC Seeks Associate Director/Specialist – Position Posted!
Candidates are sought for an Associate Director (Year-to-Year Professional) and Associate/Full Extension Specialist (Continuing Status Eligible, Fiscal Year appointment), at the Water Resources Research Center in the Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences, and Cooperative Extension at the University of Arizona.
Outgoing Director Reflects on 15 Years at Arizona Project WET
A story I am telling a lot lately about my time at Arizona Project WET was that at my first Arizona Water Festival in 2008 we were still teaching kids about water conservation behaviors like turning off the water when you brush your teeth and taking shorter showers.
Water Factsheet for Yavapai County Published
The Yavapai County Water Factsheet is now available! As the fifth installment of the WRRC’s Arizona Water Factsheet initiative, this eight-page resource provides wide-ranging examples and essential contextual information to understand water supplies, demands, and management in Yavapai County.
Simone A. Williams Wins Prestigious Babbitt Dissertation Fellowship
We congratulate Simone A. Williams, Graduate Research Associate at the WRRC and a PhD Candidate in the Arid Lands Resource Sciences GIDP, who has been awarded a Babbitt Dissertation Fellowship to support her dissertation research! This competitive and prestigious fellowship is granted by The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, to support US university students whose dissertation research shows strong potential to support the integration of land and water policies, contributes to advancing water sustainability and resilience, and has significant public impact, especially in western states.
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.