In 2016 WEST became the most recently established RDI "Institutional-level" Center at the University of Arizona. Such Centers are initiated to provide unique infrastructure or technological capabilities to the UA personnel on campus.
"Why do you ask me to conserve water and then raise my rates?" This question is frequently asked by water customers, often without a clear answer from utilities except to say that water rates would be higher today without conservation.
In the early 2000’s, two Orange County agencies faced some challenges. The Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) needed to replace on ocean outfall for treated sewer water that would cost millions of dollars.
ThinkWater recently announced the selection of 10 leaders in water education, outreach, and extension to be ThinkWater Fellows for 2017-18. Dr. Grant Weinkam, Research Analyst, University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center, was among the list of new fellows selected from the many outstanding applications from candidates across the country. As a member of the new ThinkWater fellowship Weinkam will interact with others engaged with water-related issues and learn a proven method for teaching the universal rules underlying systems thinking suitable for all ages and populations. Drs.
Water Security remains an ambiguous concept with an uncharted path to achievement. Water is an essential resource to our survival and to the pursuit of our livelihoods.