Envirothon coach Patrice Whalen said, "You should have heard the chatter in the van on the way home!" after the 2020 Arizona Envirothon Symposium held at UArizona last Saturday.
UArizona WRRC Participates in Promising Climate Summit
The first statewide summit of its kind, Climate 2020: Seven Generations for Arizona, debuted this past weekend in Flagstaff. The summit was in response to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, released in October 2018. The UN report prompted the engagement of Arizona's communities to aggregate isolated efforts to combat climate change into statewide, coordinated commitments to keep Arizona healthy and habitable for generations to come. UArizona WRRC took part in these conversations Friday afternoon through "Panel Discussion: Beyond Deadpool & Drought: The Future of Water in Arizona." Research Analyst, Ashley Hullinger represented the WRRC during Friday's talk, bringing her expertise in developing effective stakeholder engagement to promote sustainable water management throughout the state's rural watersheds. Additional panel members included: Cynthia Campbell, Karletta Chief, Rabi Gyawali, Chris Kuzdas, and moderator Jane Marks.
AZ Central report on summit here.
Mary Belle Cruz Ayala, Ph.D. Candidate in Arid Lands Resource Sciences, took part in the 2019 Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs Student Research Showcase on December 3, 2019, at the UArizona. Mary Belle presented a research poster entitled "Globe-Miami Watershed Planning: Using Community Building to Determine and Fill Gaps in Local Water Knowledge," based on her work with WRRC Water RAPIDS program and Research Analyst Ashley Hullinger.
Join us for engaging discussions as we reflect on the last 40 years of Arizona water management and look forward to the next 40. This year we welcome former Arizona Governor Bruce Babbitt as our opening keynote speaker
Climate, drought, water, and health were key topics at the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona (ITCA) event, "Impacts of Climate on Drought and Water Availability," held at UArizona on the 19th. This ITCA-sponsored educational meeting was funded with a grant from the Bureau of Indian Affairs and was conducted in collaboration with the UArizona Tribal Relations and the Southwest Environmental Health Science Center (SWEHSC). After the morning blessing, Assistant Vice President for UArizona Tribal Relations Karen Francis-Begay and SWEHSC Director Dr.
The first statewide summit of its kind, Climate 2020: Seven Generations for Arizona, debuted this past weekend in Flagstaff.
The Water Resources Research Center's March 27, 2020 Annual Conference, Water at the Crossroads: The Next 40 Years , is coming together as speakers are starting to confirm their participation in either presentation or moderated discussion panels. The conference panels will focus on how our water resources are changing, what pressures water-use sectors face now and in the future, what types of choices are being made around the State, and how we can best achieve long-term resilience.