The WRRC's 2020 Conference, Water at the Crossroads: The Next 40 Years, will take stock of our water management progress since the passage of the 1980 Groundwater Management Act and then look to the future.
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.
Arizonans have questions about water and the Water Resources Research Center has a lot of experience answering them. At this year's University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Conference, h
During the week of July 22, the water quality laboratory of WRRC Research Scientist Jean McLain hosted the kickoff of a new USDA-funded project, "Bringing Microbiology and Water Quality into Arizona Classrooms
Wet/dry mapping typically documents the lowest stream flows of the year and signals impacts for the species that rely on these ribbons of green in the desert. Since wet/dry mapping wrapped up in Arizona this June, lessons from the April 2019 Desert Waters International Symposium are worth revisiting. This event convened internationally-recognized thought leaders and water experts from across the Colorado River Basin in the U.S.
Monday, June 24th was a day to celebrate the sight and sound of water flowing down the Santa Cruz River on a hot and cloudless day.