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 - Human-environment Dynamics in the Sonoran Desert and Ae. aegypti, the Vector of Dengue, Zika, and Chikungunya
Kacey Ernst, Associate Professor and Program Director of Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Arizona
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. Our results will provide a basis for a discussion on water use in the desert environment, how extreme heat mitigation plans may result in higher mosquito abundance, and implications for household and community water management practices.
Kacey Ernst is an infectious disease epidemiologist. Her primary research area is the investigation of how human-environment interactions at multiple spatial scales influence the establishment of disease vectors and transmission of disease. Ernst has a significant interest in working with community members and policy makers to identify integrative strategies to prevent and control their transmission.
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.