The annual Upper Gila Watershed Forum on January 11, 2019, in Thatcher, Arizona will feature daylong discussion, presentations, and activities focused on "Adapting to a Hotter and Drier Future."
Brown Bag Seminar - Watering Irrigated Agriculture in Arizona
Susanna Eden, Assistant Director, Water Resources Research Center
In this overview of Arizona’s irrigated agriculture and its water supply, the focus will be on what is grown, where, with what water; how the water is managed by the state and by irrigators; water efficiency strategies; and economic impacts. The presentation will touch on current irrigation water supply issues concerning growers, their communities, and other water users.
Susanna Eden has been the WRRC’s Assistant Director since 2013, but her connection with the Center goes back much further. As a graduate student in the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, she wrote WRRC Issue Paper #5, Integrated Water Management in Arizona, and as a Water Resources Specialist, she co-authored Issue Paper #11, Arizona Water: Information and Issues. Since then she has continued to do research and outreach on water-related topics. Before returning to the WRRC in 2005, she worked for the University of Minnesota Water Resources Center, the U.S. Global Change Research Program, and the Arizona Department of Water Resources, and earned her Ph.D. from UA-HWR. Her main research interests are in water management decision making: processes, use of scientific information, knowledge translation, and engagement.
Upper Gila Watershed Forum
WRRC Conference 2019 - Arizona Runs On Water: Scarcity, Challenges, and Community-based Solutions
How do Arizona communities ensure that they have sufficient water to meet their future needs? This is the critical question being addressed at the upcoming UA Water Resources Research Center annual conference