Natural and anthropogenic sources of bromide can alter source waters in ways that affect drinking water quality and human health risk.
Cobre Valley Small Town Forum on Water
The WRRC and Cobre Valley community partners are convening a forum to facilitate discussion about water resources management among elected officials, utility and planning staff, natural resources experts, and local leaders. In the relatively small area of 100 square miles, the Cobre Valley is home to a number of water uses, natural resources, and human communities. Water resources have historically been managed separately; however, water scarcity and legal determinations on the horizon make it more necessary than ever for these communities and water users to: 1) agree on the status of water resources in Cobre Valley, and 2) establish priorities for their management and coordination.
A watershed-wide approach to resolving water issues has benefits that individual efforts cannot provide. The Small Town Forum will build common understanding about water resources issues, enhance regional decision-making capacity, and develop an approach for implementing cooperatively identified next steps.
To learn more, view the following resources:
Effects of Energy Extraction and Utilization on Source Water Bromide Concentration and Finished Drinking Water Risk
WRRC Conference 2019 - Arizona Runs On Water: Scarcity, Challenges, and Community-based Solutions
How do Arizona communities ensure that they have sufficient water to meet their future needs? This is the critical question being addressed at the upcoming UA Water Resources Research Center annual conference
Chocolate Fest 2019
Don't miss the 15th Annual WRRC Chocolate Fest! Share your favorite treats and try sinfully spectacular creations from your water friends and colleagues.