It’s that time of year. In honor of Earth Week, students are showcasing their work in oral presentations and posters at events organized by their academic departments. This week the Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Science held its annual El Día del Agua y Atmósfera on Monday and the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science held “SWESx” on Wednesday and Thursday. Several students with connections to the WRRC participated in both events.
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/
The University of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center is offering a summer internship to a student interested in gaining experience writing about environmental and water issues. The selected intern will contribute to research and writing for an issue of Arroyo, the annual WRRC publication that focuses on a critical Arizona water issue. Arroyo is recognized as source of objective, accurate and understandable information and reaches a wide audience that includes policy makers and water professionals as well as the interested public.
On February 12, the WRRC hosted Marty Ralph, Director, Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes and Researcher at UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography to discuss Atmospheric River Science. Rivers of water vapor in the sky, which is how Dr. Ralph describes atmospheric rivers, are key to understanding the character of storm fronts and precipitation in the western United States.
We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Water Resources Research Center Photo Contest. This year we gave photographers only two criteria - that photos be water-related and that they be taken in Arizona.
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.