Sustainable water management is one of the most challenging issues of our time, especially in the arid western US. Maximizing the benefits of water supplies requires careful measurement of availability and use. However, one important information gap is compounding this challenge: the lack of consistent consumptive water use data for irrigated agriculture, which accounts for the majority of water use in the western US. To date, access to this data has been limited and expensive, keeping it out of the hands of most water users and decision-makers who could benefit from its use.
Brown Bag Webinar - The Next 40 Years: Central Arizona Project Long-Range Planning
Listed Below, Central Arizona Project: CAP
In this webinar, Central Arizona Project (CAP) will share updates and insights from planning and policy initiatives with long-range implications. These include evaluations of future supply and demand conditions, recovery of water stored by the Arizona Water Banking Authority, CAGRD operations, Colorado River modeling, and CAP’s climate adaptation planning.
Engage in this interactive webinar produced in collaboration with the Central Arizona Project as we gear up for the March 27, 2020 WRRC Conference. Attend via the web or join us here at the WRRC to participate from our satellite webinar location in the Sol Resnick Conference Room.
Patrick Dent is CAP’s Director of Water Policy, overseeing Colorado River Programs, Resource Planning & Analysis, and the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District. His group is responsible for long-range planning, policy analysis, development and program implementation for the CAP service area, the Colorado River and the CAGRD. Dent joined CAP in 2000 and has held numerous leadership positions, including the Manager of Water Operations. Dent is a graduate of Utah State University's Civil and Environmental Engineering program, earned a Master’s degree and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Arizona.
Austin Carey is a Planning Analyst for CAP’s Resource Planning and Analysis group, where he uses models and technical tools to conduct long-range planning and policy analysis for the CAP service area. Austin has over nine years of experience as a water resource professional working for government agencies, academia and private industry. Prior to joining CAP in 2018, he worked for the U.S. Geological Survey and Rosemont Copper. Austin has a B.S. (2013) in Watershed Hydrology from the University of Arizona and an M.S. (2016) in Hydrology from the University of Wyoming.
Angie Lohse is a Senior Policy Analyst at CAP focused on water policy issues with a particular focus on water recovery. Angie previously worked for Arizona Game and Fish Department and California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Angie has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Truman State University and a master’s in oceanography from Texas A&M University.
Chris Brooks is a Senior Water Resources Analyst for the CAGRD, where he has worked for 6 years as part of a team focused on acquiring and developing water supplies to meet the replenishment obligations of CAGRD. Prior to joining CAGRD he worked as a consultant and water policy advisor for over 20 years. He has a B.S. in Hydrology and a J.D. from the University of Arizona.
Orestes Morfín is a Planning Analyst with CAP’s Colorado River Programs Department, working to find ways to preserve and enhance the state’s supply of Colorado River water. His professional experience includes time as a water resources/water quality modeler with 12 years of experience consulting on mine water/mine waste-related issues. His specialty area includes water balance modelling, modelling contaminant transport and loadings to surface and groundwater, advection/dispersion simulations, and treatment options. He joined CAP in 2015. Orestes has a BS in Geosciences and a MS in Hydrology from the University of Arizona College of Engineering and Mines.
Mohammed Mahmoud, PhD, is CAP’s Senior Policy Analyst with the Colorado River Programs Department, engaged in Colorado River water policy issues, climate change adaptation activities and weather modification projects. Mahmoud joined CAP in 2011 and has expertise in water policy analysis, scenario planning, climate adaptation, surface water hydrology and hydrologic modeling. Mohammed is also currently the President of the North American Weather Modification Council (NAWMC) and the Vice Chair for the Water Utility Climate Alliance (WUCA). He earned a B.S. (2001) and M.S. (2003) in Civil Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a PhD (2008) in Hydrology and Water Resources from the University of Arizona.
Brown Bag Webinar: OpenET – Filling One of the Biggest Data Gaps in Water Management
The International Arid Lands Consortium Virtual Conference
To commemorate 30 years of collaboration on arid lands issues, the International Arid Lands Consortium (IALC) is hosting a three-day international conference on arid lands. A key goal of the conference is to underscore the value of the IALC mission