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.
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.
The WRRC Annual Photo Contest will end on Friday, December 6.
We are very excited to announce that Bruce Babbitt will present the opening keynote at the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center's 2020 Conference
On Saturday, September 21, Arizona Forward held its Annual Environmental Excellence Awards gala. Water was a theme throughout the evening, with major awards for the Gila River Indian Community's Managed Aquifer Recharge MAR 5 & Gila River Interpretive Trail project, Scottsdale Water, and the Drought Contingency Plan. Each of the three state universities received a sustainability award. The University of Arizona was recognized for its global leadership in water resources.
On September 12, the student project "Cobre Valley Cheer:543 Framework" received an honorable mention award at Arizona's American Planning Association conference in Oro Valley.