In 2016 WEST became the most recently established RDI "Institutional-level" Center at the University of Arizona. Such Centers are initiated to provide unique infrastructure or technological capabilities to the UA personnel on campus.
Brown Bag Seminar Series
Bring your lunch and join us for a range of presentations on water-related topics of interest.
Access to the WRRC’s Brown Bag series now routinely includes offsite listeners through live webcasts via Goto-Webinar and in-house video coverage.
The slide presentations of most seminars are also available for viewing on the website.
"Why do you ask me to conserve water and then raise my rates?" This question is frequently asked by water customers, often without a clear answer from utilities except to say that water rates would be higher today without conservation.
In the early 2000’s, two Orange County agencies faced some challenges. The Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) needed to replace on ocean outfall for treated sewer water that would cost millions of dollars.
Water Security remains an ambiguous concept with an uncharted path to achievement. Water is an essential resource to our survival and to the pursuit of our livelihoods.
The WRRC will recognize Groundwater Awareness Week with an on-campus screening of Written on Water: A Modern Tale of a Dry West.
The Sonoma County Water Agency, located in California about forty miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, supplies drinking water to 600,000 residents in Sonoma and Marin Counties and provides wastewater and flood control services.
In early November, Tucson Water unveiled a plan that could bring life back to the long-dry stretch of the Sana Cruz River through downtown Tucson. Taking advantage of reclaimed effluent, effluent that now is sent downriver far from the City, Tucson Water hopes to return flow to the river within two years.
Science can be thought of in two mutually incompatible ways: (1) science-as-knowledge, serving as an authoritative basis for action, and (2) sciences-as-process of inquiry, serving as a continually updated guide to action. There is mounting evidence that overemphasis on (1) is increasingly contributing to failures for the betterment of humankind.
Low-Impact Development is a concept that began in Prince George's County, Maryland in 1990, as a practical alternative to traditional stormwater management practices. Low-Impact Development (LID) includes a series of land engineering and development features that minimize infrastructure, control stormwater runoff near its origin, and help recharge aquifers, watersheds, and other groundwater sources; in addition to playing an important role in Smart Growth, Green Building, and helping with compliance of the Clean Water Act.