The 2017 WRRC Annual Conference, Irrigated Agriculture in Arizona: A Fresh Perspective, will be held on March 28 at the University of Arizona Student Union. Arizona is facing the challenge of water demands outstripping supplies. Do we have enough water to sustain agricultural demands as our population grows, the Colorado River water supply-demand gap increases, and depletion threatens our groundwater aquifers? What are the specific challenges faced by irrigated agriculture in Arizona, and what advances have been made in agricultural technologies to address these challenges? Join us as we discuss and debate our options, including water conservation, changing crop mixes, and alternative water sources. Outside-of-the-box collaborative thinking is essential to pave the way for Arizonans to move into our future water reality.
WRRC Brown Bag - Getting to Water Security
Alexandra Campbell-Ferrari, Co-Founder and Executive Director at The Center For Water Security and Cooperation
Water Security remains an ambiguous concept with an uncharted path to achievement. Water is an essential resource to our survival and to the pursuit of our livelihoods. However, countries lack a clear strategy for how to protect and manage water. To get to that strategy, we need a clearer understanding of what water security means, how our needs depend on water, and how existing law reflects and directs those relationships. Join us for a conversation on Getting to Water Security.
WRRC Conference 2017 - Registration Now Open!
Brown Bag Seminar - Transforming Wastewater to Drinking Water: How Two Agencies Collaborated to Build the World’s Largest Indirect Potable Reuse Project
In the early 2000’s, two Orange County agencies faced some challenges. The Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) needed to replace on ocean outfall for treated sewer water that would cost millions of dollars.
Brown Bag Seminar - The Financial Benefits of Water Conservation: The Tucson Story
"Why do you ask me to conserve water and then raise my rates?" This question is frequently asked by water customers, often without a clear answer from utilities except to say that water rates would be higher today without conservation.
Brown Bag Seminar - Wild, Wild WEST: The New UA Center for Water Research, Technology and Innovation
From 2011 to 2015 the University of Arizona and Pima County Wastewater collaborated on a UA presence in a Pima County Water Reclamation Campus.