ThinkWater recently announced the selection of 10 leaders in water education, outreach, and extension to be ThinkWater Fellows for 2017-18. Dr. Grant Weinkam, Research Analyst, University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center, was among the list of new fellows selected from the many outstanding applications from candidates across the country. As a member of the new ThinkWater fellowship Weinkam will interact with others engaged with water-related issues and learn a proven method for teaching the universal rules underlying systems thinking suitable for all ages and populations. Drs.
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
The deadline is approaching to apply for the WRRC summer internship—an internship designed for students interested in gaining 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. This year's topic is Arizona’s irrigated agriculture. It will look at the many issues of associate with agricultural water use, water rights, efficiency and conservation, and participation in solving water supply challenges.
ANNOUNCEMENT: TRAVEL SUPPORT OPPORTUNITY for UA FACULTY (provided by the International Arid Lands Consortium)
The March 28th Water Resources Research Center Annual Conference poster session provided a unique opportunity for UA students to showcase their research and interact with the diverse mix of conference participants. Among the posters presenters were two WRRC student research assistants, Erin Gray and Bailey Kennett. Although their research areas related to water are quite different, both found the opportunity a rewarding platform to engage with water sector professionals.
On March 28, 2017, approximately 325 people traveled to the University of Arizona Student Union for the WRRC Annual Conference, Irrigated Agriculture in Arizona: A Fresh Perspective.
A new web map that illustrates the University of Arizona’s commitment to sustainability is now available thanks to a partnership among the UA Office of Sustainability; Planning, Design and Construction; and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences' Communications and Cyber Technologies division. The map pinpoints sites, such as rainwater harvesting installations, solar panels, and recycling opportunities, as well as projects and programs that promote sustainability on campus.