The Santa Cruz and San Pedro aquifers are important sources of water for the Arizona-Sonora border region. Even though groundwater from these aquifers is an essential resource for social, economic, and environmental needs in both countries, assessments of these aquifers had not been conducted by a binational team until more recently. We invite you to attend this brown bag presentation, where we will share information from the binational studies of the Transboundary San Pedro and Santa Cruz aquifers.
Tucson Active Management Area Draft Fourth Management Plan
Jeff Tannler, Statewide Director, Active Management Areas, Arizona Department of Water Resources
John Mawhinney, Chairman, Tucson Groundwater Users Advisory Committee
The Tucson AMA Fourth Management Plan (4MP) outlines the statutorily-mandated conservation requirements for agricultural, municipal, and industrial users within the Tucson AMA; it also discusses the region’s water management needs, and presents options for water users to achieve the Tucson AMA’s water management goals and objectives. The management goal of the Tucson AMA is achievement of safe-yield by the year 2025, and maintenance thereafter. ADWR will continue to work with the community in planning, providing technical assistance and managing regulatory programs that ensure a dependable water supply for Arizona’s future.
Jeff Tannler is the Statewide Active Management Area Director with the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR). His responsibilities include water resource planning, policy development, water rights administration and staff oversight for the five Active Management Areas statewide. Mr. Tannler received a Bachelor of Science degree in Watershed Management from the University of Arizona. He began work with ADWR in 1988 in the Tucson AMA office.
John Mawhinney was a member of the Groundwater Commission, responsible for drafting the 1980 Groundwater Law, helping in its passage in the legislature where he served for 12 years and finished as Majority Leader. He served on the Arizona Water Bank for 12 years, and currently serves on the TAMA Groundwater Users Advisory Council.
Brown Bag Seminar - Binational Studies of the Transboundary San Pedro and Santa Cruz Aquifers: Results and Future Directions
Brown Bag Seminar - How myths and misinformation stand in the way of solving our water problems
With another dry year setting in across the West, the challenges of meeting the water supply needs of a growing population while maintaining our rural communities and a healthy environment are again being thrown in sharp relief. The continuing decline of Lake Mead has become a symbol of deepening problems, but there are also less-noticed examples of success – in conserving water and sharing in times of scarcity – which we need to understand in order to craft solutions.
WRRC Conference 2018 - The Business of Water
Water is everyone’s business and the business of water affects everyone. On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, The Business of Water will be front and center at the University of Arizona (UA) Water Resources Research Center’s Annual Conference, which will be held at the University of Arizona Student Union in Tucson, Arizona.