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.
WRRC Brown Bag - WaterSMART Grant Program Offerings
Jessica Asbill-Case, Water Resources Program Manager, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Water is our most precious natural resource and is increasingly stressed by the demands our society places on it. Adequate water supplies are an essential element in human survival, ecosystem health, energy production, and economic sustainability.
The Sustain and Manage America's Resources for Tomorrow (WaterSMART) Program allows Bureau of Reclamation to work with States, Tribes, local governments, and non-governmental organizations to pursue a sustainable water supply for the Nation through administration of grants, scientific studies, technical assistance, and scientific expertise on the efficient use of water, integrating water and energy policies to support the sustainable use of all natural resources, and coordinating the water conservation activities of the various Interior offices. This presentation will focus on the grants offered by Reclamation through the WaterSMART Program.
Jessica Asbill-Case has worked for the Bureau of Reclamation for 15 years. She started her career in 2002 as a water quality specialist in Klamath Falls, Oregon and for the past 2 years has been working as a Water Resources Program Manager for the Phoenix Area Office. Her duties include managing the WaterSMART Grant Program, Water Conservation Filed Services Program, and Drought Program. She received her Bachelors in Environmental Science from Northwest College in Kirkland Washington in 2001 and her Master’s in Environmental Science from the University of Idaho in 2010
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.