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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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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Human-environment dynamics in the Sonoran Desert and Ae. aegypti, the vector of dengue, Zika and chikungunya
Aedes aegypti is an invasive mosquito that has become established throughout the urban landscapes in Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. A native of the tropics, the urban landscape facilitates its survival in the arid desert region. We conducted field collections and analyzed mosquito surveillance data to better understand the primary anthropogenic drivers of its abundance in southern Arizona and northern Mexico.
Brown Bag Webinar - Student Research on Water Resource Science Monitoring and Methods
Presentations: Monitoring Tamarix defoliation and mortality from D. carinulata attacks using satellite imagery in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA; Isotopes, geochemistry, citizen science and local partnerships as tools to build upon a fractured understanding of the hydrology of the Patagonia Mountains, and Solar nanofiltration for off-grid water purification in Navajo Nation.
This Brown Bag will feature presentations by students who received research grants in 2019 through the WRRC from the Water Resources Research Act, Section 104(b) grant program.
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.
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.
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In February, the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension released "A Guide for Operating Shared Water Wells In Arizona" authored by Gary Hix and Dr. Janick Artiola.
The University of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center is offering a paid summer internship for a student who wants to gain experience writing about environmental and water issues. The selected intern will contribute to research and writing for an issue of Arroyo, the annual WRRC publication that focuses on a critical Arizona water issue. Arroyo is recognized as a source of objective, accurate and understandable information and reaches a wide audience that includes policy makers and water professionals as well as the interested public.
Doctoral student and WRRC alum, Rebecca Bernat, working with Director Sharon B. Megdal and Assistant Director Susanna Eden, has written a groundbreaking article on Arizona's Long-Term Storage Credit (LTSC) water transactions
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.