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 - Scottsdale Water Campus – 20 Years of Sustainable Water Management
Brian K. Biesemeyer, Scottsdale Water Director
The Scottsdale Water Campus is a unique and technologically advance facility that is the center of Scottsdale Water’s Vision: Water Sustainability through Stewardship, Innovation and People. The campus started operations in 1998 and contains a water reclamation facility, an advanced water treatment facility and a surface water treatment facility along with over 60 vadose zone wells, and a water quality laboratory. Currently the facility is able to treat 20 million gallons a day of sewage through its reclamation facility and advance water treatment facility for direct aquifer recharge and golf course irrigation. Additionally the surface water treatment facility is capable of treating up to 70 million gallons a day of Central Arizona Project (Colorado River) water for drinking water purposes.
Brian Biesemeyer is the Director of Scottsdale Water and oversees five departments within the division: Planning and Engineering, Water Services, Water Reclamation Services, Water Quality and Water Technology and Administration.
Prior to coming to Scottsdale is December 2012, Brian was the Deputy Public Works - Utilities Director for the City of Peoria, Arizona. Brian is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel with over 28 years of leadership experience in both military and civilian organizations. He is a registered professional Environmental Engineer and holds a Master of Science in Civil Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering, both from the University of Arizona. He also holds Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Grade 4 Operator Certifications in Water Treatment, Wastewater Treatment, Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection.
Brian is the past president of WateReuse Arizona and a board member of the WateReuse Association.
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.