The use of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in numerous industrial, commercial, and military applications has resulted in their widespread distribution in the environment. Research reports have demonstrated that PFAS are present in the atmosphere, surface water, sediment, soil, groundwater, treated wastewater, biosolids, landfill leachate, and drinking water. This presentation will briefly discuss the nature, sources, and properties of PFAS, their transport, and fate in the environment, with example case studies.
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.
The Occurrence and Fate of PFAS (Per-/Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances) in the Environment
Desert Waters International Symposium
In many regions of the world, protecting water for natural areas isan urgent matter. There are many ideas and potential lessons to be learned from our international neighbors to help Arizona reframe the link between healthy watersheds and healthy, thriving businesses and communities.