niversity of Arizona was well represented at the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) and The National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) annual conference held on June 11-13.
CAP-WRRC Community Forum on Sustainable Water for Southern Arizona
On Nov. 6, 2015, the Central Arizona Project (CAP) and the WRRC are holding a free community forum on "Sustainable Water for Southern Arizona: Current Conditions and Future Prospects" to discuss our most critical natural resource and its impact on our economy, environment, and way of life.
The forum will be held from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Leo Rich Theater at the Tucson Convention Center and will feature a keynote address by Arizona Department of Water Resources Director, Tom Buschatzke, and a panel moderated by WRRC Director Sharon B. Megdal.
It is hosted in partnership with the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, the Southern Arizona Water Users Association, and KXCI Radio.
To register, please RSVP at email@example.com or call (520) 621-4311.
Managed aquifer recharge (MAR) is the intentional recharge (and storage) of water into an aquifer for future recovery or for environmental benefits. Mary Belle Cruz Ayala, a Ph.D. Student in Arid Lands Resource Sciences and a Graduate Research Assistant at the WRRC, recently presented her research on this topic at the 10th International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge (ISMAR10) in Madrid, Spain. Her presentation, "Use of Managed Aquifer Recharge to Improve Water Management in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions of Mexico," presented results from the first paper from her Ph.D.
Each year, we are excited to see so many excellent students graduating and starting off on their academic or professional journeys. Last Friday, Elia Tapia, who has been working at the Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) as a Graduate Research Assistant, and most recently as a Senior Research Specialist, received a Ph.D. in Arid Lands Resource Sciences with a minor in Hydrology. Elia has been with us since 2014, working on both the Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program (TAAP) and the Water RAPIDS Program.
This paid summer internship at the University of Arizona's Water Resources Research Center offers a student the opportunity to gain experience writing about environmental and water issues.
Mandla Kunnie has created a digital database of the locations of all rainwater harvesting infrastructure in the Tucson area. Such a database can help water managers plan for population growth and the associated increased demand on water resources.