Connections between groundwater depth, surface runoff and plant water use are well established. Still, much of the work to explore these connections has been completed on the catchment scale, and groundwater-surface water interactions are largely excluded or greatly simplified in continental and global modeling efforts.
Brown Bag Seminar Series
Bring your lunch and join us for a range of presentations on water-related topics of interest.
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The slide presentations of most seminars are also available for viewing on the website.
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This year, Tucson, the 3rd fastest warming city in the U.S., experienced its 2nd hottest summer on record and 11th straight summer ranked in the top ten hottest. Urban infrastructure—buildings, pavement, etc.—exacerbates extreme heat risk. Arizona Project WET (APW) and Watershed Management Group (WMG) started the Recharge the Rain (RtR) project in Tucson in 2017 to build community resilience to local climate impacts.
Audubon Arizona commissioned a report to evaluate the economic contributions of the water in Arizona’s rivers, lakes, and streams. In order to conserve and protect the waterways we care about
The water conflicts between Israel and its neighbors are often viewed as a zero-sum game; however, that view is outdated. Mutually beneficial options exist when the parties realize that they have much in common in terms of protecting shared resources.
Scarcity of water, high population density, power imbalances, and climatic stressors are the main factors that push countries towards either cooperation (technical or political) or disputes in transboundary river basins.
The University of Arizona is researching the Spring 2018 E. Coli contamination of Yuma-grown romaine lettuce to help determine environmental influences on bacterial persistence and distribution in the Yuma agricultural region. The goal of the work, which is being conducted in partnership with U.S. Food and Drug Administration, state agriculture officials and local growers, is to improve growing and harvesting practices, to mitigate contamination risks, and ultimately to enhance produce safety.
The Santa Cruz River Heritage Project recharges reclaimed water and provides a riparian area in downtown Tucson. This presentation will present how we planned, permitted and executed the project and its current operation. We will share observations made so far as well as some future expectations.
A billboard near Roosevelt Dam proclaimed in the 1960s: “Arizona Grows Where Water Flows.” But growth and the control of water to support it have never been simple uncontested endeavors.
Water harvest systems are common in residences throughout Tucson, but little work has been done to explore how these systems impact ecological processes.
Tree and urban landscapes provide an opportunity for every citizen to contribute to climate resilience through informed plant selection and sustainable management practices. The University of Arizona Campus Arboretum was established to guide science-based urban tree stewardship and to advance conservation best practices for campus and communities throughout the state.