HydroLogics uses water resources modeling tools to facilitate planning, operations, and conflict resolution on the scale of single-reservoir systems all the way up to large multi-state river basins. The conjunctive management of surface and groundwater resources at SRP has historically created a very reliable and sustainable supply of water for SRP's shareholders and customers.
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.
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Previous Brown Bag Seminars
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.
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.
Key developments have occurred recently on atmospheric rivers (AR). These include advances in observations, physical process understanding, predictions, applications and policies. This presentation will highlight a few of these developments.
Maria Dadgar, Executive Director of the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona (ITCA), will visit the University of Arizona on Tuesday, February 6 and will offer her insights about tribal efforts to improve the environment and water resources. She will begin her presentation with an overview of the ITCA, which was established in 1952 and provides a united voice for tribal governments located in the State of Arizona to address common issues of concerns.
The Scottsdale Water Campus is a unique and technologically advance facility that is the center of Scottsdale Water’s Vision: Water Sustainability through Stewardship, Innovation and People.
This presentation will highlight results of an input-output (I-O) modeling exercise measuring the contribution of Arizona’s agribusiness system to the state’s economy. The agribusiness system includes crop and livestock industries as well as industries that supply and support on-farm production, food and fiber processing industries, and companies that market and distribute agricultural products. Through a combination of direct and multiplier effects, the agribusiness system contributed $23.3 billion in sales and more than 138,000 jobs to Arizona’s economy.
If a picture says a 1,000 words, why not extrapolate from digital pixels and use it as a low cost, continuous, and unambiguous method to study intermittent streams? Arizona’s 6,000 miles of intermittent streams are understudied because they are logistically difficult to sample and because perennial streams are historically thought of as ‘more important’. Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) developed an intermittent stream program using time-lapse photography and a probabilistic approach to fill the large data gap.
New development in central Arizona must comply with Assured Water Supply Program requirements that are among the most stringent in the country. Membership in the CAGRD provides one mechanism for meeting this requirement. CAGRD's Water Supply Program is responsible for acquiring water supplies to meet its members' replenishment obligations. The Yuma Mesa Pilot Rotational Fallowing project was a successful "proof of concept" project.