The WRRC has posted the responses from the live audience polling that took place during our June 18-19, 2020 Annual Conference, Water at the Crossroads
Arroyo 2019 - WATER, BUSINESS, AND THE BUSINESS OF WATER Now Available
Few pairings provoke as passionate a response as the coupling of water and money; however, water is deeply rooted in our market economy. The newly published 2019 Arroyo, “Water, Business, and the Business of Water,” takes this truism as a jumping-off point for its survey of the ways in which water and business intersect. The inspiration for this Arroyo came from “The Business of Water,” the WRRC 2018 Annual Conference (https://wrrc.arizona.edu/conferences/2018.) Drawing from and expanding on the conference presentations, this Arroyo examines the pros and cons of water markets and water transfers along with newer mechanisms that can introduce greater flexibility into water use while protecting third parties and ecosystems from harm. An overview of how water and wastewater utilities finance construction and operation of the facilities necessary for safe and reliable water service provides several examples including various public-private partnerships and government programs. Later sections Illustrate actions by a growing number of businesses to minimize ballooning risk related to water and demonstrate good water stewardship, and how investments by communities in their local water resources stimulate economic development and social well-being. The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center is pleased to offer this brief but comprehensive review of the nexus of water and business.
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.
The STEM for All Video Showcase featured 171 videos of federally funded programs highlighting innovation in STEM education. The University of Arizona's Indigenous Food, Energy & Water Security and Sovereignty (Indige-FEWSS) program won the first ranked Presenters' Choice Award. Indige-FEWSS is an NSF National Research Traineeship program
Several visually rich information tools are now available for answering your various water-related questions. The Kyl Center for Water Policy at ASU has just released its Water Blueprint, the result of a multi-year effort to create a comprehensive water data hub accessible to the public
Forty years ago today, on June 12, 1980, water managers in Arizona took a monumental step toward addressing severe groundwater overdraft in the State's most populous regions with the passage of the Groundwater Management Act (GMA).