Arizona's landmark Groundwater Management Act turned 40 last year and the WRRC marked the occasion by focusing the 2020 annual conference on the legacy of the Act, current groundwater challenges, and potential future pathways. Building on this foundation, the authors of the 2021 Arroyo developed a comprehensive overview of groundwater management in Arizona that looks back over 40 years and ahead toward 2060 and beyond. The presentation will highlight key sections of the Arroyo as reference points for discussion.
Brown Bag Seminar - Urban Desert Landscapes: Creating Climate Resilience One Tree at a Time
Tanya M. Quist, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Plant Sciences. Director, University of Arizona Campus Arboretum
Tree and urban landscapes provide an opportunity for every citizen to contribute to climate resilience through informed plant selection and sustainable management practices. The University of Arizona Campus Arboretum was established to guide science-based urban tree stewardship and to advance conservation best practices for campus and communities throughout the state. To make university research accessible, the Campus Arboretum has developed a vast array of resources and programs to help people choose the right plant for the right location so as to reduce inputs needed and maximize the benefits landscapes provide in urban desert ecosystems. Join us for this talk aimed at empowering urban communities through understanding principles and practices of horticultural science and through exploration of resources and tools available.
Tanya Quist received a Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from Purdue University’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture where she studied in the Center for Plant Environmental Stress Physiology. Her thesis and post-doctoral work used whole plant physiological and molecular genetics approaches to explore plant responses to abiotic stress, including drought and salt. These studies built on previous work in her B.S. and M.S. programs aimed at understanding the effects of water quality and cultural practices on growth and performance of woody landscape plants.
Brown Bag Webinar: Arizona's Groundwater Management - Past, Present and Future
Brown Bag Webinar: Community Service and Environmental Justice as an Essential Best...
The old paradigm for clean water utilities was to see permit compliance as the ceiling of aspirations and to avoid community engagement to the maximal extent possible. However, the new paradigm for the clean water utilities of the future is to see permit compliance as a floor and to strive to be environmental champions and anchor institutions in the communities they serve.
World Water Day Special Webinar - Managing Aquifer Recharge: A Showcase for Resilience...
Celebrate World Water Day on Monday afternoon, March 22, when the Water Resources Research Center hosts an informative panel discussion on the forthcoming UNESCO volume, “Managing Aquifer Recharge: A Showcase for Resilience and Sustainability.”