The University of Arizona is researching the Spring 2018 E. Coli contamination of Yuma-grown romaine lettuce to help determine environmental influences on bacterial persistence and distribution in the Yuma agricultural region. The goal of the work, which is being conducted in partnership with U.S. Food and Drug Administration, state agriculture officials and local growers, is to improve growing and harvesting practices, to mitigate contamination risks, and ultimately to enhance produce safety.
An Abbreviated History and Overview of AI with Example Applications to Hydrology
Dr. Emery Coppola Jr., President NOAH LLC
A short historical overview of Artificial Intelligence (AI), how it came into existence, and its evolution from its inception to today, will be presented. This includes the seminal "Turing Machine", the original two AI schools of thought, the so-called AI winter, its rebirth in 1986, and recent renaissance with Deep Learning. This will be followed by two illustrative hydrological examples. reality at a commercial scale. The presentation will be concluded with thoughts regarding present-day applications and requirements for AI in water management.
Emery Coppola graduated with his Doctorate from the University of Arizona’s Department of Hydrology in 2000. His area of research focused on the application of artificial neural networks to hydrology, and he co-developed a patented AI water management system. Dr. Emery has consulted on the use of AI for water management in the U.S., Australia, Asia, Africa, and Europe. Along with two former U of Arizona professors, he co-founded NOAH, which specializes in AI applications to water management, and is a member of the University of Arizona Tech Parks.
Lesson Learned from the 2018 E. coli Outbreak Investigation and the Future of Food Safety
You’ve Got it All Wrong About Water
Scarcity of water, high population density, power imbalances, and climatic stressors are the main factors that push countries towards either cooperation (technical or political) or disputes in transboundary river basins.
Will desalination resolve the Israeli-Arab water conflicts? - And If not, why?
The water conflicts between Israel and its neighbors are often viewed as a zero-sum game; however, that view is outdated. Mutually beneficial options exist when the parties realize that they have much in common in terms of protecting shared resources.
The Economic Impact of Arizona's Rivers, Lakes, and Streams: How water-based outdoor recreation contributes to state and local economies
Audubon Arizona commissioned a report to evaluate the economic contributions of the water in Arizona’s rivers, lakes, and streams. In order to conserve and protect the waterways we care about
WRRC Conference 2020
Engage in exciting water discussions at the Water Resources Research Center’s 2020 annual conference, Water at the Crossroads: The Next 40 Years.