Adaptive Management. Those two words have become integral to water policy and management actions since the mid-1990's. Coupling adaptive management with water legislation, policy, and agency operations has become a requirement for political and public support and action. Due to the variability of water resources, the unknown impacts of variability and extreme events have made adaptive management a publicly required element but has it been for the right reasons and to what success?
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.
Previous Brown Bag Seminars
The response to increasing strains on water resources from population growth, globalization, economic growth, urbanization, inequalities of and conflicts over shared transboundary resources, has led to an analysis of the Food-Energy-Water (FEW) Nexus and its role in development approaches for communities.
Water is our most precious natural resource and is increasingly stressed by the demands our society places on it. Adequate water supplies are an essential element in human survival, ecosystem health, energy production, and economic sustainability.
Area Extension Agent Mark Apel spent the spring of 2016 and 2017 volunteering with the High Atlas Foundation in Morocco – an organization dedicated to helping the rural populations of the High Atlas Mountains in sustainable agriculture and women’s empowerment training.
Lake Kinneret (the Sea of Galilee) is the only freshwater lake in Israel, supplying about 20% of the country's potable water.
Covering 450 million acres and encompassing over 15,000 subwatersheds, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service (USFS) Watershed Condition Framework (WCF) is significant in scope and potential to help communities and the USFS safeguard our nation’s drinking water, rural livelihoods, and natural environment.
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.
"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.