The University of Arizona is researching the Spring 2018 E. Coli contamination of Yuma-grown romaine lettuce to help determine environmental influences on bacterial persistence and distribution in the Yuma agricultural region. The goal of the work, which is being conducted in partnership with U.S. Food and Drug Administration, state agriculture officials and local growers, is to improve growing and harvesting practices, to mitigate contamination risks, and ultimately to enhance produce safety.
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.
Lesson Learned from the 2018 E. coli Outbreak Investigation and the Future of Food Safety
You’ve Got it All Wrong About Water
Scarcity of water, high population density, power imbalances, and climatic stressors are the main factors that push countries towards either cooperation (technical or political) or disputes in transboundary river basins.
Will desalination resolve the Israeli-Arab water conflicts? - And If not, why?
The water conflicts between Israel and its neighbors are often viewed as a zero-sum game; however, that view is outdated. Mutually beneficial options exist when the parties realize that they have much in common in terms of protecting shared resources.
The Economic Impact of Arizona's Rivers, Lakes, and Streams: How water-based outdoor recreation contributes to state and local economies
Audubon Arizona commissioned a report to evaluate the economic contributions of the water in Arizona’s rivers, lakes, and streams. In order to conserve and protect the waterways we care about
WRRC Conference 2020
Engage in exciting water discussions at the Water Resources Research Center’s 2020 annual conference, Water at the Crossroads: The Next 40 Years.