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.
Brown Bag Seminar - Recent Developments in Atmospheric River Science, Predictions and Applications
Martin Ralph, Ph.D., Director, Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes and Researcher at UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography
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.
- What are atmospheric rivers and why are they important to the Western U.S.?
- Examples of AR with significant impacts in the Western U.S.
- There is skill in AR landfall prediction that could be useful in reservoir operations.
- Atmospheric River Reconnaissance (“AR Recon”): a new airborne targeting approach is under development (including use of aircraft normally dedicated to observation of hurricane activity).
- A critical mass of research and experimental forecast capability, with an emphasis on AR science, predictions and applications, exists at the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes.
Dr. F. Martin Ralph, a Researcher at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and is the founding Director of the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (cw3e.ucsd.edu), is a scientist, manager, and program developer focusing on programs that bridge science and its applications to practical problems, especially related to extreme precipitation events from flood to drought.. He has published over 100 scientific articles, received several awards, and is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society. His technical background is in atmospheric science, with degrees from UCLA (PhD) and UA (BS)
Brown Bag Seminar - Binational Studies of the Transboundary San Pedro and Santa Cruz Aquifers: Results and Future Directions
Brown Bag Seminar - How myths and misinformation stand in the way of solving our water problems
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.
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.