Cobre Valley Student Project Recognized at American Planning Association Conference
On September 12, the student project "Cobre Valley Cheer:543 Framework" received an honorable mention award at Arizona's American Planning Association conference in Oro Valley. The project was based on a collaboration among the WRRC, Gila County, and the College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA) to develop planning resources for the Globe-Miami area. As part of a capstone course, l ed by Assistant Professor Arlie Adkins, six graduate planning students assessed the region and developed a framework to increase economic development opportunities through the lens of environmental stewardship. WRRC Research Analyst, Ashley Hullinger, served on the project advisory committee, helping to arrange stakeholder meetings and providing feedback and background information about the region. Shortly after student project awards, Ashley led a panel session with CAPLA team members and WRRC Graduate Assistant Paul La Farga on the project's framework and received insightful feedback from an audience of planning professionals.
On Saturday, September 21, Arizona Forward held its Annual Environmental Excellence Awards gala. Water was a theme throughout the evening, with major awards for the Gila River Indian Community's Managed Aquifer Recharge MAR 5 & Gila River Interpretive Trail project, Scottsdale Water, and the Drought Contingency Plan. Each of the three state universities received a sustainability award. The University of Arizona was recognized for its global leadership in water resources.
On September 12, the student project "Cobre Valley Cheer:543 Framework" received an honorable mention award at Arizona's American Planning Association conference in Oro Valley.
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.
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