The use of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in numerous industrial, commercial, and military applications has resulted in their widespread distribution in the environment. Research reports have demonstrated that PFAS are present in the atmosphere, surface water, sediment, soil, groundwater, treated wastewater, biosolids, landfill leachate, and drinking water. This presentation will briefly discuss the nature, sources, and properties of PFAS, their transport, and fate in the environment, with example case studies.
BINATIONAL WATER RELATIONS AT 75 YEARS: Retrospectives, Resilience, and U.S.-Mexico Border Water Resources Governance
Dr. Stephen Mumme, Political Science, Colorado State University
Dr. Sharon Megdal, Director, Water Resources Research Center (WRRC), University of Arizona
Roberto Salmón, CILA Commissioner
José Nuñez, IBWC Acting Commissioner
Celebrating 75 years of U.S.-Mexico water relations, the University of Arizona’s (UA) Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, with collaboration from the Institute of the Environment and Water Resources Research Center (WRRC), has partnered with El Colegio de Sonora (Hermosillo, Mexico) to hold a public workshop looking at the past, present, and future of these relations at the UA’s Environment & Natural Resources (ENR2) Building on campus on October 15-16, 2018: Binational Water Relations at 75 Years: Retrospectives, Resilience, and U.S.-Mexico Border Water Resources Governance.
The Occurrence and Fate of PFAS (Per-/Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances) in the Environment
Desert Waters International Symposium
In many regions of the world, protecting water for natural areas isan 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.