Wednesday, March 28, 2018
University of Arizona Student Union
The Water Resources Research Center's 2018 annual conference, The Business of Water, held on Wednesday, March 28, attracted over 300 people from around the state. Topics such as public-private partnerships, water transactions and the growing relationship between environmental water and economic development were examined through the course of the day. Dean Shane Burgess remarked on the importance of water to our economy during his welcome address. UA President Robert Robbins offered a warm welcome to the morning keynote speaker, Governor Stephen Roe Lewis of Gila River Indian Community, who spoke about Tribal approaches to water management and water transactions.