The Santa Cruz and San Pedro aquifers are important sources of water for the Arizona-Sonora border region. Even though groundwater from these aquifers is an essential resource for social, economic, and environmental needs in both countries, assessments of these aquifers had not been conducted by a binational team until more recently. We invite you to attend this brown bag presentation, where we will share information from the binational studies of the Transboundary San Pedro and Santa Cruz aquifers.
Brown Bag Seminar - Agriculture in Arizona’s Economy: The Role of Modeling and Implications for Water Management
George Frisvold, Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Arizona
This presentation will highlight results of an input-output (I-O) modeling exercise measuring the contribution of Arizona’s agribusiness system to the state’s economy. The agribusiness system includes crop and livestock industries as well as industries that supply and support on-farm production, food and fiber processing industries, and companies that market and distribute agricultural products. Through a combination of direct and multiplier effects, the agribusiness system contributed $23.3 billion in sales and more than 138,000 jobs to Arizona’s economy. Other I-O model results highlight unique features of Arizona agribusiness such as processed food manufacturing, high-value specialty crop production, livestock and dairy production (and supporting forage crop production), and the marketing and distribution of agricultural imports from Mexico. The presentation also briefly discusses the potential of I-O models to measure economic impacts of water shortages on Arizona’s agribusiness and broader economy
George Frisvold received his baccalaureate and doctoral degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. He worked for eight years as an economist and branch chief at the US Department of Agriculture. From 1995 to 1996 he served as a senior economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. He is currently an associate editor for Water and Economic Policy and for Pest Management Science.
Brown Bag Seminar - Binational Studies of the Transboundary San Pedro and Santa Cruz Aquifers: Results and Future Directions
Brown Bag Seminar - How myths and misinformation stand in the way of solving our water problems
With another dry year setting in across the West, the challenges of meeting the water supply needs of a growing population while maintaining our rural communities and a healthy environment are again being thrown in sharp relief. The continuing decline of Lake Mead has become a symbol of deepening problems, but there are also less-noticed examples of success – in conserving water and sharing in times of scarcity – which we need to understand in order to craft solutions.
WRRC Conference 2018 - The Business of Water
Water is everyone’s business and the business of water affects everyone. On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, The Business of Water will be front and center at the University of Arizona (UA) Water Resources Research Center’s Annual Conference, which will be held at the University of Arizona Student Union in Tucson, Arizona.