On the evening of Friday, March 27, 2020, former WRRC Director William Lord passed away. He had retired from UA and was living in Boulder, Colorado. At UA, he was a professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Hydrology and Water Resources (now Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences).
Climate Change and Water Resources Management in the Upper Santa Cruz River, Arizona
WRRC Director Sharon B. Megdal and WRRC Assistant Director Susanna Eden recently co-authored an article on a modeling framework analysis that incorporates climate projections for water resources management in the Upper Santa Cruz River in Arizona.
The article, “Climate change and water resources management in the Upper Santa Cruz River, Arizona,” was published in the Journal of Hydrology and is now available online, free of charge.
Highlights of the article:
- Climate projection in Southern Arizona increase uncertainty in rainfall patterns.
- Future climate is expected to decrease groundwater recharge from streamflow.
- Sound management can alleviate the impact of projected future climate.
- Water resources management strategies can affect long-term reliability of water supplies.
Their co-authors are Eylon Shamir (lead author), Carlos Carrillo, Christopher L. Castro, Hsin-I Chang, Karletta Chief, Frank E. Corkhill, Konstantine P. Georgakakos, Keith M. Nelson and Jacob Prietto.
Are you working from home and contemplating the wonders of water? Beyond being very grateful for our clean tap water and our efficient wastewater systems during this stressful time, we can re-energize our moods by implementing some home water innovations and strategies. Here are a few ideas and resources to help get you started or remind you of that "water to do list" you left at the office.
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In February, the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension released "A Guide for Operating Shared Water Wells In Arizona" authored by Gary Hix and Dr. Janick Artiola.
The University of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center is offering a paid summer internship for a student who wants to gain 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 a 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.
Doctoral student and WRRC alum, Rebecca Bernat, working with Director Sharon B. Megdal and Assistant Director Susanna Eden, has written a groundbreaking article on Arizona's Long-Term Storage Credit (LTSC) water transactions