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.
Brown Bag Seminar - Binational Studies of the Transboundary San Pedro and Santa Cruz Aquifers: Results and Future Directions
Jacob Petersen-Perlman, Research Analyst, University of Arizona WRRC
James Callegary, Hydrologist, USGS Arizona Water Sciences Center
Elia Tapia, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Arizona WRRC
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. The studies were conducted in partnership with the USGS, the University of Sonora, and others. The presentation will involve members of the USGS-UA team involved with studying the Arizona-Sonora aquifers. We will also discuss future directions for studying these aquifers.
The Binational Study of the Transboundary San Pedro Aquifer is the first-ever binational aquifer study released simultaneously in English and Spanish by the International Boundary and Water Commission. For electronic copies of the report, please visit http://www.ibwc.gov/EMD/reports_studies.html#WQReports for English, or visit www.cila.gob.mx/as/ebsatrsp2016.pdf for Spanish. Click here for a summary of the study. The Binational Study of the Transboundary Santa Cruz Aquifer is currently undergoing review and should be published later this year. Please join us for this informational session.
Brown Bag Seminar - How myths and misinformation stand in the way of solving our water problems
WRRC Conference 2018 - The Business of Water
Water is everyone’s business and the business of water affects everyone. On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, The Business of Water will be front and center at the University of Arizona (UA) Water Resources Research Center’s Annual Conference, which will be held at the University of Arizona Student Union in Tucson, Arizona.