Brittany Choate Presents WRRC Conserve to Enhance Work and Wins, Twice
This past week at the University of Arizona has been busy for many student researchers.
On November 4th, U of A hosted its annual campus-wide Student Showcase. This event occurs annually during Homecoming weekend and provides more than 100 undergraduate and graduate students with an opportunity to communicate their research with interested community members, university students, and returning alumni. Master’s student in Soil and Water Science Brittany Choate presented a poster at this event on the Water Resources Research Center’s Conserve to Enhance (C2E) Tucson Pilot program. C2E is a WRRC program designed to link municipal water conservation with environmental enhancement. Choate’s presentation was met with enthusiasm and she was awarded 2nd place in the Agriculture & Environmental Sciences Graduate Student division.
A second annual event was held on November 8th—the Institute for the Environment’s Environmental Research Grad Blitz. The Grad Blitz is an opportunity for graduate students to present either a poster or a five minute, rapid fire talk outlining their environmentally related research at the University. Twenty-three oral presentations were given and a number of posters were presented at the Blitz. Choate again presented her work with the WRRC’s C2E Tucson Pilot and won the Judges’ Choice award for best presentation linking science to society.
Both the poster and the presentation will be made available on the sponsoring program’s home website. More information about Conserve to Enhance and the C2E Tucson Pilot can be found at the website: http://conserve2enhance.org/
Throughout the year, the Water Resources Research Center works tirelessly to bring trusted water information to Arizonans and to share Arizona's water story widely.
The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources is requesting proposals for the FY 2018 Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program (104g). Grants will support research on improving and enhancing the nation's water supply. Any investigator at an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States is eligible to apply. Proposals may be for projects of 1 to 3 years in duration and may request up to $250,000 in federal funds.
Each year, WRRC faculty and staff devote long hours to production of a detailed Annual Report, containing a wealth of information on our yearly accomplishments, finances, and multiple water programs across Arizona. We have now made available a 4-page synopsis of our 2016 Annual Report that can be downloaded here. This report contains metrics on all of our programs that address water issues with greater depth and broader perspective, towards a clear water future for Arizona.