The WRRC is celebrating “Imagine a Day Without Water” on Thursday, October 21, with a special webinar featuring a 19-minute video on global water issues followed by a panel of emerging leaders in water and environmental management and policy.
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
Imagine a Day Without Water: Emerging Leaders Panel
Brown Bag Webinar: The Case for Better Planning
Quite often events described as “Black Swans” are really not quite that. They are more like grey swans—almost black, but not quite. In other words, there are some hugely important events in life that are disproportionate in their effects but not entirely foreseeable.
There are at least three water-related examples that come to mind; events in Arizona that were almost Black Swan events, and the moral to the story in each case seems to be that we can always do a better job of planning and should try to do so.
After the Fire Public Meeting
This year, the Telegraph and Mescal Fires impacted hundreds of lives and charred over 250,000 acres of land in central Arizona. On October 29 and 30, the public is invited to hear from their natural resource managers and community leaders about the expected short and long-term impacts of the fire on the landscape and watershed.