Copper King's Water Academy students wanted to engage 4th and 5th graders in learning water concepts. These 7th and 8th grade students learned how difficult it is to balance inquiry, exploration, and discovery with structure and discipline when teaching.
Brown Bag: Scarce Water Resources and Development of Appropriate Decentralized Technologies for Sustainable Water Supply in the Negev Desert
The use of marginal water has grown significantly in Israel over the past 20 years. Currently, Israel averages more than 80 percent reuse of wastewater nationally. Uses of geothermal water, recycled wastewater and graywater in the Negev Desert Region include crop irrigation, brackish-water aquaculture, and landscape and parkland irrigation. Although marginal waters are a promising resource, potential negative environmental effects include possible contamination of groundwater and human health risks. Continuous research efforts are currently conducted to utilize marginal waters and sludge efficiently in a way that will maximize the outcome of its use with minimal negative environmental effects. Dr. Amit Gross will present an overview of several such studies with respect to the status of Israeli water resources.
Date: Friday, August 9, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: WRRC Sol Resnick Conference Room (350 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, Ariz.)
Speaker: Professor Amit Gross, Environmental Hydrochemist, Dept. of Environmental Hydrology & Microbiology, Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research (ZIWR), Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR), Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Kerry Schwartz has built water stewardship in Arizona through the development and delivery of STEM instruction as the Director of Arizona Project WET. Now, she has the opportunity to lead other experts in water education on an international level. This month, Kerry was invited to sit on the Board of Directors for the Project WET Foundation along with Thomas Atkins, Housing Program Director with the USDA, Richard R. Arnold II, Mission Specialist at NASA, and others.
This year the WRRC is trying something new by focusing its 104b grants program on student research projects. The program, authorized under the Water Resources Research Act, Section 104(b) and funded through the U.S. Geological Survey, provides small grants for research that explores new ideas to address water problems in Arizona and expands understanding of water and related phenomena.
This fall groundwater is getting a surge of overdue attention from scientists and water professionals, who aim to raise awareness of this “invisible” resource. The Water Resources Research Center’s director, Sharon B. Megdal, has been involved in two separate but related activities aimed at promoting understanding and protection of groundwater.
Photographers of all skill levels, are encouraged to use their imaginations to capture the theme of "Growing with Water". Submissions can be in either urban or rural Arizona settings... flowers to farms, backyard and community gardens to vast agricultural fields, urban landscapes to mountain hideaways, it's up to you! Get creative with interesting photo perspectives, unique detail shots, fascinating vistas, and people in action.
Are you ready to imagine, design, and plant your water-smart landscaping? The UA Water Resources Research Center's new Desert Landscaping website has tools and tips to help. The mobile-friendly site emphasizes arid-adapted gardening and features a "Plant Selector" tool to help you find the right plants for your landscaping project.