This second webinar in the “Get Ready” series will focus on committees under the Governor’s Water Augmentation, Innovation, and Conservation Council. Philip Richards, Chair of the Desalination Committee, will discuss why desalination is being used as a possible solution for Arizona’s current water challenges and how it can help meet future water needs. In addition, committee Chair Wade Noble and Co-Chair Timothy Thomure will provide updates from the Long-Term Water Augmentation and Post-2025 AMAs Committees.
Desert Waters International Symposium
Brooke Bushman, The Nature Conservancy
James Callegary, USGS
Tom Rooney, Waterfind Global
Karletta Chief, UA Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences
Maria Dadgar, Inter Tribal Council of Arizona
Peter Duggin, Renmark Irrigation Trust
Benjamin Fee, University of Adelaide
Karl Flessa, UA Geosciences
John Ford, The Nature Conservancy
George Frisvold, UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Michael Hanemann, Arizona State University
Gregg Garfin, UA Natural Resources and the Environment
Sharon B. Megdal, UA WRRC
Deborah Nias, Murray-Darling Wetlands Working Group Ltd
David Groenfeldt, Water-Culture Institute
Matthew Payne, WestWater Research
Kathy Jacobs, UA Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions
Sarah Porter, Arizona State University
Bailey Kennett, Arizona Land & Water Trust
Amy McCoy, Martin & McCoy LLC
Kelly Mott Lacroix, US Forest Service
Tim Thomure, Tucson Water
Grant Rigney, Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority
Brian Richter, Sustainable Waters
Elia Tapia, UA WRRC
Daryl Vigil, Colorado River Basin Ten Tribes Partnership
Brad Udall, Colorado State University
Claire Zucker, UA WRRC
In many regions of the world, protecting water for natural areas is an urgent matter. There are many ideas and potential lessons to be learned from our international neighbors to help Arizona reframe the link between healthy watersheds and healthy, thriving businesses and communities.
The program will include a series of panels on the policy, economic and environmental context of the Colorado River Basin in the U.S. and Mexico, and the Murray-Darling River Basin in Australia; approaches and lessons learned for securing water for natural areas; water allocation planning; indigenous perspectives; and more. This Symposium will focus on the following themes:
- How do we balance social, economic, and environmental demands for water within the capacity of the region's water supplies?
- How can we consider and provide for the water needs of water-dependent ecosystems?
- General Registration – $25.00
- Student (UA) – No Charge
- Student (other) – $25.00
- Faculty and Staff – $25.00
Committees of the Governor’s Water Augmentation, Innovation, and Conservation Council
Changes in aquifer storage derived from microgravity and water level monitoring in the Tucson Active Management Area
Over the past 20 years, the Tucson Active Management Area has experienced fluctuations in aquifer storage. These changes are a result of recharging imported water and changing groundwater pumping regimes. The USGS uses microgravity to directly measure storage changes in space and time, while Tucson Water measures depth to water in its measurable production wells in an annual round-up. By examining the data from both agencies, it is possible to characterize changes in the regional aquifer and monitor interesting trends in specific geographic areas.
WRRC Conference 2020 Registration
Engage in exciting water discussions at the Water Resources Research Center’s 2020 annual conference, Water at the Crossroads: The Next 40 Years.