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.
An Update on the Santa Cruz River Heritage Project
Maya Teyechea, Project Hydrologist, Tucson Water
Dick Thompson, Lead Recharge Hydrologist, Tucson Water
The Santa Cruz River Heritage Project recharges reclaimed water and provides a riparian area in downtown Tucson. This presentation will present how we planned, permitted and executed the project and its current operation. We will share observations made so far as well as some future expectations.
Maya Teyechea is the project hydrologist for SCRHP. She also has responsibility for Sweetwater Recharge Project and the Sweetwater Wetlands. She has been working at Tucson Water as a Hydrologist for 6 years and has a BS from the U of A and a MA from NAU. Dick Thompson is the Lead Hydrologist for the Recharge Unit at Tucson Water. He has a BS from the U of A and has worked at Tucson Water for 22 years.
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.