Arizona's landmark Groundwater Management Act turned 40 last year and the WRRC marked the occasion by focusing the 2020 annual conference on the legacy of the Act, current groundwater challenges, and potential future pathways. Building on this foundation, the authors of the 2021 Arroyo developed a comprehensive overview of groundwater management in Arizona that looks back over 40 years and ahead toward 2060 and beyond. The presentation will highlight key sections of the Arroyo as reference points for discussion.
Public Participation in the Implementation of the Water Framework Directive in Spain
Alba Ballester Ciuró, Researcher at University of Seville and University Autónoma of Barcelona
The requirements of public participation of the European water framework directive have resulted in the development of different participatory processes in water planning in Spain. This seminar presents a critical assessment of these processes, paying special attention to their intangible results and the potential of public participation for social capacity building. Building on it, a preliminary framework for the analysis of social capacities of Tucson environmental organizations will be proposed.
Brown Bag Webinar: Arizona's Groundwater Management - Past, Present and Future
Brown Bag Webinar: Community Service and Environmental Justice as an Essential Best...
The old paradigm for clean water utilities was to see permit compliance as the ceiling of aspirations and to avoid community engagement to the maximal extent possible. However, the new paradigm for the clean water utilities of the future is to see permit compliance as a floor and to strive to be environmental champions and anchor institutions in the communities they serve.
World Water Day Special Webinar - Managing Aquifer Recharge: A Showcase for Resilience...
Celebrate World Water Day on Monday afternoon, March 22, when the Water Resources Research Center hosts an informative panel discussion on the forthcoming UNESCO volume, “Managing Aquifer Recharge: A Showcase for Resilience and Sustainability.”