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.
Reflecting On The Past, Looking To The Future: The Groundwater Management Act
Carol Ward, Deputy Assistant Director, Planning & Permitting, Arizona Department of Water Resources
Natalie Mast, Program Manager responsible for Active Management Areas Management Plans at the Arizona Department of Water Resources
Offering perspectives on the water management challenges that Arizona faced in 1980 and the strategies and framework that were set in place with the passage of the Groundwater Management Act. How has the framework withstood the test of time? What lessons can we take with us to guide us in shaping the policy and strategies for the 5th Management Plans and for the Active Management Areas beyond 2025?
Engage in this interactive webinar produced in collaboration with the Arizona Department of Water Resources 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.
Carol Ward is Deputy Assistant Director, Planning & Permitting, Arizona Department of Water Resources. Among her responsibilities is the coordination of the Governor’s Water Augmentation, Innovation, and Conservation Council and its committees. Before coming to the Department, Carol served as Assistant Director of the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association, a non-profit association in the Phoenix area dedicated to protecting its members’ ability to provide assured, safe, and sustainable water supplies.
Natalie Mast is the Program Manager responsible for Active Management Areas Management Plans at the Arizona Department of Water Resources. Natalie and her team are currently working to complete 4th Management Plans for the Phoenix, Pinal, and Santa Cruz AMAs and are concurrently leading a work group and stakeholder process for the development of the mandatory conservation programs for the 5th Management Plans.
Upcoming webinars in our “Get Ready” series:
- Tuesday, February 18, featuring updates from committees under the Governor’s Water Augmentation, Innovation, and Conservation Council.
- Tuesday, March 3, a presentation in collaboration with the Central Arizona Project on a range of topics linked to the management of the Colorado River system.
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.