El Colegio de la Frontera Norte has issued a new book, Visiones contemporáneas de la cooperación y la gestión del agua en la frontera Mexico-Estados Unidos (Contemporary visions for cooperation and water management on the Mexico-US border)
IBWC publishes San Pedro River Aquifer Binational Report
The International Boundary and Water Commission, United States and Mexico (IBWC) announces the completion of the San Pedro River Aquifer Binational Report. The study marks the first time researchers from both countries have collaborated to collect data and jointly prepare binational maps of the San Pedro River aquifer, which spans the border between the States of Arizona and Sonora near the communities of Sierra Vista, Arizona and Cananea, Sonora. The binational database and bilingual maps created for this study, and the resulting technical analysis, are an important contribution to scientists’ understanding of the aquifer.
The report is the result of a dedicated group of scientists from both countries that worked with IBWC according to an IBWC-approved binational cooperative framework to allow them to exchange ideas and information to improve the state of knowledge in the basin. “The cooperation between our two countries resulted in the collection of key information about our shared groundwater resources,” said U.S. Commissioner Edward Drusina. “These types of partnerships benefit scientists and water managers in both countries.”
“The information included in this joint study improves our understanding of the San Pedro River transboundary aquifer and provides a more solid basis for decision making related to water management in both countries,” said Mexican Commissioner Roberto Salmon.
The technical team for this study included personnel from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Mexico’s National Water Commission (CONAGUA), and two state universities, the University of Arizona and the University of Sonora, working together under the auspices of the IBWC. Funding came from IBWC, USGS, CONAGUA, and the University of Arizona.
You can read the report here
On Thursday, October 21, the WRRC celebrated the 7th annual “Imagine a Day Without Water” with a panel of five emerging water leaders at UArizona: Mary-Belle Cruz Ayala, post-doctoral researcher at the WRRC; Taylor McHugh, MA student, Landscape Architecture; David Eduardo Morales, MS student, Hydrology; Nikki Tulley, PhD candidate, Environmental Sciences; and Simone Williams, PhD student, Arid Lands Resource Sciences.
Date: Oct 29-30, 2021
Time: October 29, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm and October 30, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Arizona Times
This year, the Telegraph and Mescal Fires impacted hundreds of lives and charred over 250,000 acres of land in central Arizona.
Each year, AmeriCorps offers opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. The APW program coordinators work with AmeriCorps members to ensure the delivery of quality programs to its constituents. Please join APW in welcoming four new Tucson AmeriCorps members to its team.
The WRRC photo contest is back, and we are eager to see what our contestants will submit this year. As with the last few photo contests we’ve held, the main criteria are that the photos be taken in Arizona (apart from the special category Water in Arid/Semi-Arid Lands Beyond Arizona) and, of course, feature water; Water in Nature, Water in the Built Environment, Water is Life (for example people, pets, agriculture). Feel free to use the contest theme “aridity, shortage, and resilience" to fuel your imagination. So get to clickin’ and send us your amazing photos.