Working with an array of stakeholders in the Colorado River Basin to help re-envision the management of the River, the Colorado River Conversations have led to new relationships between the environmental community, states, Tribes, and water managers.
Groundwater Governance and Assessment in a Transboundary Setting
As groundwater reliance is increasing across the globe, including the United States-Mexico region, the complications of governing transboundary groundwater become more prominent. In their chapter of the new book Lake Governance, authors Sharon Megdal and Jacob Petersen-Perlman discuss groundwater governance and assessment, with a focus on the Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program (TAAP) along the U.S.-Mexico border. After providing an overview of groundwater governance in practice, the authors discuss commonly accepted principles for governing groundwater and recent developments in legal principles for transboundary groundwater governance. They explain how TAAP studies have been made possible by a cooperative framework agreed upon by American and Mexican partners through the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC). The authors highlight the value of the TAAP framework for the Arizona-Sonora border region and suggest it could be applied elsewhere. Edited by Velma Grover and Gail Krantzberg, the book can be ordered at https://www.crcpress.com/Lake-Governance/Grover-Krantzberg/p/book/9781138633759. Please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the chapter. More information about the TAAP can be found at https://wrrc.arizona.edu/TAAP.
The WRRC’s 2020 Fall Semester Brown Bag Webinar series began this week with a deeply engaging presentation from Daryl Vigil, co-facilitator of the Water and Tribes Initiative. Vigil’s presentation,
Here at APW, we might call 2020 the year our world water web was stretched from shore to shore. We have extended our programming to support the virtual needs of our learning community while expanding our marketing outreach.
This summer, the University of Arizona appointed former WRRC Graduate Assistant, Aaron Lien to the faculty of the School of Natural Resources and Environment.
“Use what you have. Start where you are. Do what you can.” This advice was given by Kelisa Wing, an educator, advocate, and author, speaking about dismantling structural racism and inequities during the Stay-In-stitute teacher professional development
The ShanghaiRanking Consultancy recently published its 2020 Academic Rankings of World Universities by academic subject, and the University of Arizona scored first among U.S. institutions and second globally in the water resources category.