Registration for the 2022 WRRC Annual Conference is now open! This year’s conference, Arizona’s Agricultural Outlook: Water, Climate, and Sustainability, will take place over three days, July 12-14. Day One will be held in person at the University of Arizona Student Union on Tuesday, July 12 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Arizona time. Two mornings of virtual programming, 9:00 am to noon, will follow the in-person event.
Water in the Community
WRRC Chocolate Fest 2022
Please join us from 4:00 to 5:00 pm MST on Wednesday, February 16 for the WRRC’s Annual Chocolate Fest! This two-part virtual program of celebration will include announcement of our 2021 Annual Photo Contest winners!
Brown Bag Webinar: All In: Confronting Southern Nevada's New Water Reality
Due to prolonged drought, overall snowfall and runoff into the Colorado River Basin are at all-time lows, resulting in the combined water storage in the river's two primary reservoirs—Lakes Powell and Mead—dropping to just 32 percent of capacity. The Secretary of the Interior recently announced the first-ever shortage declaration, reducing the availability of Colorado River supplies to Nevada in 2022. Projections indicate that Lake Mead water levels will continue to decline, and the likelihood of shortage remains high in future years.
Native Voices in STEM - Mining and wildfire driven changes alter metals mobilization...
Dr. Cherie De Vore, Diné, is from Tsinyaanalk’id near Crownpoint, NM in eastern Navajo Nation. Her clans are Red Bottom People, Atop the Mountain Towering House, Salt People and Tangle People. She is currently a postdoctoral scholar in Earth System Science at Stanford University. She received her Ph.D. in civil & environmental engineering at the University of New Mexico under the mentorship of Professor Jose Cerrato. Cherie was awarded an NSF Earth Science Postdoctoral Fellowship to conduct research under the guidance of Professor Scott Fendorf.
Brown Bag Webinar: Recent Research on Policies for Managed Aquifer Recharge in Mexico
In Mexico, groundwater availability has been decreasing, especially in arid and semi-arid regions. One way to address this decline is using Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) to boost aquifer recharge with stormwater or treated wastewater. Considering the impact that climate change can have on natural recharge, the implementation of MAR efforts in the Northwest region of Mexico would help maintain environmental services, halt seawater intrusion, and act as a source for potable service.
Native Voices in STEM - Utilizing Diné Science and Innovation to tackle longstanding...
Originally from Tółikan (Sweetwater), Ariz., Ranalda Tsosie describes herself as “a proud Diné woman.” She is also the proud mother of seven, an environmental chemist, and a full-time graduate student at the University of Montana,
Brown Bag Webinar: The Evolution of the Water Sector in Israel: The Role of Mekorot...
The severe scarcity of "natural" water resources has forced Israel to implement forward-thinking policies, create advanced technologies, and make decisions that were not always economically supported. Much labor and investment were required to address Israel’s lack of "natural" water resources.
Brown Bag Webinar: Making Sense of the COP26 Climate Talks - Reporting Back from the...
On November 19, the WRRC hosted Betsy Wilkening, president of Polar Educators International, and Kristen Poppleton, senior director of programs for Climate Generation, for a Brown Bag webinar on their experiences at the United Nations 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26).
Brown Bag Webinar: 104(b) Grant Program — Student Research Presentations
Contamination of our environment from microplastics (1 mm to 5 mm in size) is gaining significant public interest due largely to their emergence as an environmental and potential human health threat.
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.