In 2010, Pima Association of Governments co-convened the Regional Water Assessment Task Force to assist the region in shaping its efforts to achieve a sustainable water future. A series of four computer network-based ThinkTank sessions were held to gain input and guidance on priority regional water issues as well as management options from stakeholders throughout the Tucson Active Management Area.
Claire Zucker is the Associate Director of the Water Resources Research Center and the Program Director for the TRIF supported Water, Environmental, Energy Solutions (WEES) Initiative. Throughout her career, she has worked extensively on a variety of watershed management topics with a focus on the interface between environmental resource management and urban planning. She has expertise in groundwater and surface water hydrology, stormwater management, regional wastewater planning, sustainability, agency and committee coordination, and community engagement. At the WRRC, Claire works on a variety of communication efforts, strategic planning, and administrative projects. Through WEES, she works to ensure investments are vetted through a transparent cross-disciplinary process and are aligned with WEES priorities to help University of Arizona faculty and centers create solutions to Arizona’s water, environment, and energy issues.
Claire holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, and a Master’s degree in Geological Sciences from the University California, Santa Barbara, CA.
Sky Island Alliance, Board Member
Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Advisory Committee
Tucson Friends of Traditional Music, Board Member