The WRRC has posted the responses from the live audience polling that took place during our June 18-19, 2020 Annual Conference, Water at the Crossroads
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.
In the heat of the summer, we can appreciate the extra energy used to help keep us cool, but have you ever thought about all the energy it takes to deliver water to our doorstep? What about all the infrastructure that directs the water to our homes and businesses? Most people don't give our water management systems a second thought. We turn on the tap and water seems to magically appear.
The STEM for All Video Showcase featured 171 videos of federally funded programs highlighting innovation in STEM education. The University of Arizona's Indigenous Food, Energy & Water Security and Sovereignty (Indige-FEWSS) program won the first ranked Presenters' Choice Award. Indige-FEWSS is an NSF National Research Traineeship program
Several visually rich information tools are now available for answering your various water-related questions. The Kyl Center for Water Policy at ASU has just released its Water Blueprint, the result of a multi-year effort to create a comprehensive water data hub accessible to the public
Forty years ago today, on June 12, 1980, water managers in Arizona took a monumental step toward addressing severe groundwater overdraft in the State's most populous regions with the passage of the Groundwater Management Act (GMA).