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: Water for Nature
Kristen Wolfe, Coordinator, Sustainable Water Network
Kristen Wolfe will be presenting Water for Nature, a talk focusing on environmental water, the forgotten/ignored stakeholder in water policy, management, and law. Leaving water for nature out of water laws and management has had dire consequences for our rivers, streams, and springs. Climate change and unsustainable growth are accelerating river depletion. It is time to find ways to allow for water for nature. Human uses depend on healthy, flowing rivers.
Kristen Wolfe is an online instructor for Connecticut's Quinnipiac University. She created several courses for the online Health Science Program with a focus on the environment and human health. While living in Connecticut, she served on her town's Inland Wetland and Watercourses Commission for 11 years. Six years ago, she brought her interest in the environment and water to Arizona and became involved in the Sustainable Water Network (formerly the Sustainable Water Workgroup), a coalition of over 30 environmental, conservation, and community organizations working to promote sustainable water policies based on the best available science, including ways to get more water for diminishing rivers.
Banner Photo: Ryan Wing - Oak Creek
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.