The passage of the 1980 Arizona Groundwater Management Act (GMA) represented a major change in Arizona’s attitudes toward sustainable groundwater management. Prior to enactment of the GMA, there were essentially no restrictions on groundwater withdrawal, except that its use be “reasonable.” Today, groundwater use in most of the populous regions of Arizona is monitored and regulated in the effort to preserve a dependable water supply for generations to come.
The American Water Resources Association (AWRA) just released a new issue of its magazine, Water Resources IMPACT, on the theme of “Wicked Water Problems.”
UArizona Assistant Professor Courtney Crosson.
To commemorate 30 years of collaboration on arid lands issues, the International Arid Lands Consortium (IALC) will host a three-day international conference, Addressing the Environmental Challenges of Arid Lands. The conference, to be held May 24–26, will celebrate IALC collaborative research and projects and examine current and future challenges in IALC’s regions of focus. A key goal of the conference is to underscore the value of the IALC mission: promoting peace through collaborative research and demonstration projects in the arid lands of the world.