The WRRC is now accepting applications for: The Summer Writing Internship at the WRRC
The University of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center is offering a summer internship to a student interested in gaining experience writing about environmental and water issues. The selected intern will contribute to research and writing for an issue of Arroyo, the annual WRRC publication that focuses on a critical Arizona water issue. Arroyo is recognized as source of objective, accurate and understandable information and reaches a wide audience that includes policy makers and water professionals as well as the interested public.
This year the topic selected for the 2019 Arroyo is the business of water. It will delve into various aspects of water from a business perspective, such as water transactions and markets, infrastructure financing, the relationship of water to economic development, and business contributions to environmental goals. Familiarity with principles of economics and water resources is desirable but not required.
Enrolled students in good standing at the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and Northern Arizona University are eligible. The intern will work approximately 20 hours per week for 10 weeks between May and August 2018, for a stipend of $3,000.
The intern will work at the WRRC offices in Tucson. The successful applicant will be responsible for his/her own accommodations.
The 500-to-1,000-word writing sample may be on any topic; however, it should not be a technical report. The writing sample should avoid jargon and be understandable by general readers. Do not send a sample longer than 1,000 words. Applicants are encouraged to look at previous issues of Arroyo on the WRRC website at http://wrrc.arizona.edu/publications/arroyo.
The letter of recommendation should come from a faculty member familiar with applicant’s writing.
Applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 16, 2018.
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 520-621-5670.
On February 1, 2019, the UA Water Resources Research Center will hold its Annual Conference, Arizona Runs on Water: Scarcity, Challenges, and Community-based Solutions, at the Black Canyon Conference Center, located at 9440 N. 25th Ave., in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference will explore how Arizona’s various regions, cities, towns, tribes, and rural areas are working to meet their water and the solutions they are identifying, assessing, and/or implementing.
The WRRC is calling for research proposals from students for its 104b grants program. The program, authorized under the Water Resources Research Act, Section 104(b) and funded through the U.S. Geological Survey, promotes the entry of new research scientists, engineers and technicians in the water resources field and education of students through significant involvement in water research.
On September 6th, more than 50 people gathered in Miami, Arizona to lend voice to the Cobre Valley Small Town Forum on Water, a meeting to facilitate discussion about water resources management among elected officials, utility and planning staff, natural resource experts, and other interested water users.
As groundwater reliance is increasing across the globe, including the United States-Mexico region
The WRRC Annual Report highlights our efforts during 2017, including groundbreaking research on groundwater governance, antibiotic resistance in water, and stakeholder engagement practices; programs that foster sustainable water planning in Arizona’s rural communities, effective educational strategies; respected outreach to multiple audiences, and nurturing of future water resources professionals.