On Thursday, October 7, the WRRC hosted Henry Day, water policy and strategy consultant at the Arizona Public Service Company (APS), for a Brown Bag Webinar. In his presentation titled “APS Sustainable Water Strategies and Practices,” Day outlined how the utility is conserving water while transitioning to meet the goal of providing 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050. The presentation began with an overview of APS as Arizona’s largest electric utility and described the importance of sustainable water practices at APS and in Arizona.
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2020 WRRC Photo Contest Winner: Adriana Greisman - On a Clear Day - Prescott 2019 (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.
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Imagine a Day Without Water: Emerging Leaders Panel
The WRRC is celebrating “Imagine a Day Without Water” on Thursday, October 21, with a special webinar featuring a 19-minute video on global water issues followed by a panel of emerging leaders in water and environmental management and policy.
Brown Bag Webinar: The Case for Better Planning
Quite often events described as “Black Swans” are really not quite that. They are more like grey swans—almost black, but not quite. In other words, there are some hugely important events in life that are disproportionate in their effects but not entirely foreseeable.
There are at least three water-related examples that come to mind; events in Arizona that were almost Black Swan events, and the moral to the story in each case seems to be that we can always do a better job of planning and should try to do so.
After the Fire Public Meeting
This year, the Telegraph and Mescal Fires impacted hundreds of lives and charred over 250,000 acres of land in central Arizona. On October 29 and 30, the public is invited to hear from their natural resource managers and community leaders about the expected short and long-term impacts of the fire on the landscape and watershed.
Over the past three issues of the Weekly Wave, an article on each of Arizona’s three WaterSMART (Sustain and Manage America’s Resources for Tomorrow) Basin Studies (Basin Studies) was presented.
/sites/wrrc.arizona.edu/files/pdfs/Wicked-Water-Problems-CRB-Oct-2021.pdfA 20-minute presentation, Tackling Wicked Water Problems in the Transboundary Colorado River Basin, is available for viewing on the WRRC website.
The WRRC photo contest is back, and we are eager to see what our contestants will submit this year. As with the last few photo contests we’ve held, the main criteria are that the photos be taken in Arizona (apart from the special category Water in Arid/Semi-Arid Lands Beyond Arizona) and, of course, feature water; Water in Nature, Water in the Built Environment, Water is Life (for example people, pets, agriculture). Feel free to use the contest theme “aridity, shortage, and resilience" to fuel your imagination. So get to clickin’ and send us your amazing photos.
The Olympic flame is said to symbolize the light of spirit, knowledge, and life. The passing of the torch from runner to runner, acknowledges collective human achievements as they move from community to community, spreading goodwill to all.
Retirement is generally a time for an individual to relax, slow down, and travel. Betsy Wilkening, an outreach education specialist with AZ Project WET, will only be doing one of these things a few days after she retires at the end of October.
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.
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