Friday, July 10, 2020
An Energetic Engineering Challenge
In the heat of the summer, we can appreciate the extra energy used to help keep us cool, but have you ever thought about all the energy it takes to deliver water to our doorstep? What about all the infrastructure that directs the water to our homes and businesses? Most people don't give our water management systems a second thought. We turn on the tap and water seems to magically appear.
Monday, June 15, 2020
2020 WOTUS Rule
The United States has had a tumultuous relationship with one of its most precious resources — water. By the 1970s, aggressive development in the United States necessitated the implementation of regulatory measures to protect the environment. Since then, the debate has focused not on whether the environment should be protected, but how comprehensively that regulatory protection should extend. Nowhere has this debate been more evident than with the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) and the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS).
Friday, May 22, 2020
Lessons Learned: Making the Transition to Online Teaching
In mid-March, University of Arizona faculty were informed that all teaching would be transitioned to online and that no face-to-face classroom teaching would be done for the rest of the spring semester.
Monday, May 11, 2020
COVID-19 Risk from Private Wells Assessed
The National Ground Water Association has published a new report on COVID-19 and groundwater. "Groundwater, Wells, and Coronavirus," by William Alley and Charles Job,
Thursday, April 23, 2020
COVID-19 Calls for Response from Water Utilities
Water and wastewater utilities play an essential role in preventing the spread of COVID-19, at the same time the pandemic requires them to absorb financial and operational losses.
Friday, April 17, 2020
Digging Deep in to Dam Construction
In June, APW educators will deliver the Colorado River Watershed Teacher Academy online through a combination of direct live instruction, small group discussions, video, recorded PowerPoint presentations, reading assignments, and some self-directed activities. APW will focus on Glen Canyon Dam's construction in the context of the massive seven-state Colorado River management system. In the meantime, thanks to a recently published article in the Arizona Daily Star, we have a chance to dig a little deeper into the subject right now.