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.
Water Roots - River Walk: A sunset tour to illustrate a new vision for the Rillito
Catlow Shipek and Trevor Hare, Watershed Management Group, and Dennis Caldwell, Caldwell Design, ...
The Water Roots series is a collaboration between the WRRC and Sky Island Alliance to highlight the work of our partners to secure water for natural areas in southeast Arizona. Learn more about the series here.
The Water Roots series is on the move with Watershed Management Group (WMG)! Join us for a special sunset walking tour along the Rillito Loop path that will highlight river restoration opportunities and actions, and the local flora and fauna including Mexican free-tail bat viewing from the North Campbell Street Bridge. Don’t forget your walking shoes - we will begin at St Phillip’s Plaza for a 1-mile loop on the Rillito River Park Trail. We will venture downstream to the Mountain Ave Loop bridge to compare current conditions with WMG’s vision and plan for a restored Rillito river. WMG in partnership with local artist Dennis Caldwell, has developed five illustrations of Tucson’s rivers restored with regular flows, which will be shared at this event. More discussion and mingling will follow at Arizona Wine Collaborative, including an opportunity to take action by joining WMG’s River Run Network.
Starting Location: St. Phillip’s Plaza, 4280 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85718 – meet at southwest corner near the entrance to the river walk
Ending Location: Happy Hour at Arizona Wine Collective
Catlow Shipek is the Policy and Technical Director and a founding member of Watershed Management Group. He co-leads WMG’s developing River Run Network (watershedmg.org/rrn) program dedicated to the restoration of Tucson’s rivers and creeks. Trevor Hare is WMG’s River Restoration Biologist focused on restoration planning, project implementation, and citizen science monitoring. Dennis Caldwell is a graphic artist and naturalist with over 30 years’ experience in graphic arts and conservation biology.
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.