March 16, 2020
New Article Examines Arizona's Water Credit Transactions
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, published in the journal Water on February 19th. Working with 23 years of data from the Arizona Department of Water Resources, Bernat teased out who has been buying and who has been selling these water storage credits created under Arizona law through groundwater recharge. The authors used this analysis to reveal how the growing LTSC market benefits its participants and serves state water management goals. Within a comprehensive discussion, the roles of the Arizona Banking Authority, Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District, and investment firms receive focused attention. The article, "Long-Term Storage Credits: Analyzing Market-Based Transactions to Achieve Arizona Water Policy Objectives," is freely available online from Water or the WRRC website.
Read the article online
October 19, 2020
Ingenious Indigenous Inventions to Move Water
Since the beginnings of human history, humankind has been reshaping the earth to help meet our physical needs. Improving accessibility to water was paramount for many early cultures and it still is for the desert Southwest today.
October 12, 2020
Water Costarred in Arizona Cooperative Extension Conference
October 05, 2020
Updates on Transboundary Activities
September 28, 2020
Water Professionals: Our Essential Workers
While we have all been vigorously washing our hands to help stop the spread of COVID-19, water treatment professionals work around the clock to keep our water flowing. Water professionals are essential workers! To help get the word out about Arizona water workers, Wednesday, September 23rd marked the launch of a statewide campaign to Thank a Water Worker (#ThankAWaterHero, #WaterHeros).
September 28, 2020
WRRC Graduate Research Assistants to Present at Managed Aquifer Recharge Conference
WRRC Graduate Assistants Rebecca Bernat (Ph.D. Candidate in Environmental Science) and Mary Belle Cruz Ayala (Ph.D. Candidate in Arid Lands Resource Science)