The Arizona Water Banking Authority (AWBA) has accrued over 3.8 million acre-feet of credits to provide firming for Arizona water users during shortages on the Colorado River. Planning for future recovery of AWBA credits involves collaboration between the AWBA, the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR), the Central Arizona Project (CAP), and stakeholders. In coordination with the Recovery Planning Advisory Group, this interagency workgroup will release an update to the 2014 Joint Recovery Plan in early 2021.
Brown Bag Webinar: Collaborative Capacity Building and Sovereign Science with NASA and the Navajo Nation
Amber Jean McCullum, PhD, Applied Scientist, BAERI/NASA Ames Research Center
Nikki Tulley, PhD Student, Department of Environmental Science, UArizona
Sustained capacity building and knowledge exchange are vital to increase the use of NASA Earth Observations for Indigenous natural and cultural resource management. This presentation will explore multiple collaborations with NASA and the Indigenous Community including NASA's Indigenous Peoples Pilot project and the Navajo Nation Drought Severity Evaluation Tool project. Given the size of the Navajo Nation, the lack of consistent climate data, limited resources, and the increasing extent and severity of droughts, tools that assist water managers are essential.
Dr. Amber Jean McCullum is a researcher and capacity building specialist in the Earth Science Division at NASA Ames Research Center. She serves as the Impact and Transition Lead for NASA's Western Water Applications Office. She is the lead for a project focused on agricultural management with the Navajo Nation and OpenET. She is also the lead trainer in land management for NASA's Applied Remote Sensing and Training Program, a team member and engagement coordinator for NASA's Indigenous Peoples Capacity Building Initiative, and a lecturer with San Jose State University.
Nikki Tulley is a member of the Navajo Nation. She is a third-year PhD student in the Department of Environmental Science with a concentration in Hydroscience at the UArizona. Her research focuses on ensuring that people living in Indigenous communities have access to clean drinking water to sustain their way of life in an ever-changing environment through sustainable practices and water policies and management.
Photo: Navajo Nation Drought Severity Evaluation Tool - Intro - 1 of 5 - NASA Video
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Brown Bag Webinar: Recovery of Arizona Water Bank Credits to Mitigate Shortages on the...
17th Annual WRRC Chocolate Fest - This Year Held on Zoom
Don't miss the WRRC Chocolate Fest—this year held on Zoom. Prepare your favorite homemade chocolate treat to share virtually in this Chocolate Delight Show & Tell. A real chocolate prize goes to the Fest favorite, so decorate your cocoa confection to impress!
Participants are encouraged to share their recipes via chat. Then Celebrate the 2020 Photo Contest winners with a slide show and insights into what makes a winning photo.