The Water Resources Research Center's March 27, 2020 Annual Conference, Water at the Crossroads: The Next 40 Years, is coming together as speakers are starting to confirm their participation in either presentation or moderated discussion panels. The conference panels will focus on how our water resources are changing, what pressures water-use sectors face now and in the future, what types of choices are being made around the State, and how we can best achieve long-term resilience.
WRRC Teacher-Intern Kourtney Brown Presents Research Results
WRRC Associate Director Jean McLain joined Teacher-Intern Kourtney Brown on Thursday, July 18th as Kourtney presented the results of her Summer 2013 research at a poster session administered by the Arizona Partners in Science program. Kourtney, a Biology Teacher at the Sonoran Science Academy in Tucson, has worked in the McLain laboratory since early June on the project, “The Critical Challenge of Antibiotic Resistance: Are Wastewater Treatment Plants a Concern?” Her work examines the development of antibiotic resistance in bacteria during wastewater treatment, to identify steps that might aid in reducing the release of resistant bacteria into the environment.
The Arizona Partners in science program provides summer research opportunities for high-school science teachers under the supervision of faculty members at Arizona universities. The main goals of this program are to help improve grade 9-12 science education and increase the number of students who choose to pursue science careers. In 2013, three awards were made to the University of Arizona through this program.
The poster session took place at the University of Arizona Life Sciences South, 2nd Floor Lobby, from 1-3 PM, and was open to the public.
The WRRC Annual Photo Contest will end on Friday, December 6.
We are very excited to announce that Bruce Babbitt will present the opening keynote at the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center's 2020 Conference
On Saturday, September 21, Arizona Forward held its Annual Environmental Excellence Awards gala. Water was a theme throughout the evening, with major awards for the Gila River Indian Community's Managed Aquifer Recharge MAR 5 & Gila River Interpretive Trail project, Scottsdale Water, and the Drought Contingency Plan. Each of the three state universities received a sustainability award. The University of Arizona was recognized for its global leadership in water resources.
On September 12, the student project "Cobre Valley Cheer:543 Framework" received an honorable mention award at Arizona's American Planning Association conference in Oro Valley.