Aedes aegypti is an invasive mosquito that has become established throughout the urban landscapes in Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. A native of the tropics, the urban landscape facilitates its survival in the arid desert region. We conducted field collections and analyzed mosquito surveillance data to better understand the primary anthropogenic drivers of its abundance in southern Arizona and northern Mexico.
The Cornerstones Report: Market-based Responses to Arizona's Water Sustainability Challenges
Amy McCoy, Senior Associate, Ecosystem Economics
The Cornerstones Report identifies the foundational elements that are required to develop and apply market-based options to sustain the freshwater environment and the water users who depend on it. Through an examination of these elements, the authors find that the barriers to market-based reallocation—namely the absence of sustainable limits on freshwater use, the lack of tradable water rights, and limited institutional capacity for measurement and enforcement—also hinder water sustainability efforts more broadly. Options for addressing these barriers are most effectively pursued at a local level in concert with state and federal agencies within the unique institutional, ecohydrological, and economic conditions of Arizona’s water geographies.
Human-environment dynamics in the Sonoran Desert and Ae. aegypti, the vector of dengue, Zika and chikungunya
Brown Bag Webinar - Student Research on Water Resource Science Monitoring and Methods
Presentations: Monitoring Tamarix defoliation and mortality from D. carinulata attacks using satellite imagery in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA; Isotopes, geochemistry, citizen science and local partnerships as tools to build upon a fractured understanding of the hydrology of the Patagonia Mountains, and Solar nanofiltration for off-grid water purification in Navajo Nation.
This Brown Bag will feature presentations by students who received research grants in 2019 through the WRRC from the Water Resources Research Act, Section 104(b) grant program.