Working with an array of stakeholders in the Colorado River Basin to help re-envision the management of the River, the Colorado River Conversations have led to new relationships between the environmental community, states, Tribes, and water managers.
Virtual Happy Hour
Immediately following the conference program on Thursday, June 18, 2020,
Concurrent Happy Hours – 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Interactive Sessions using Zoom
General Meet and Greet – catch up with friends and colleagues, old and new in a free-wheeling session hosted by WRRC Director Sharon B. Megdal. Breakout rooms will also be available for more private conversations.
Hosted by the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) – a research, education, outreach and engagement unit in the Division of Agriculture, Life and Veterinary Sciences and Cooperative Extension.
Careers in Water Resources Management – network with students, early career talent, and established water managers and professionals. The room is hosted by John Kmiec, SAWUA President and Tucson Water Deputy Director, who will be joined by Peter Abraham, Director, Oro Valley Water; Melodee Loyer, General Manager, Farmers Water Company (Green Valley); Joe Olsen, General Manager, Metro Water District; and Tim Thomure, Director, Tucson Water, to talk about water resource careers.
Hosted by the Southern Arizona Water Users Association (SAWUA) – an association of 15 Tucson area entities that coordinates development of effective water resource policy and planning to preserve and enhance the region’s water resources.
On the Future of Groundwater Management in Arizona – continue the conversation initiated during The Road Traveled panel discussion with past ADWR Directors. AMWUA staff will be hosting Kathleen Ferris, well-known water attorney, and some of her fellow former Arizona Department of Water Resources directors for an informal discussion featuring their additional insights on the way forward for Arizona water
Hosted by Arizona Municipal Water Users Association (AMWUA) – an association of 10 valley cities dedicated to protecting their members’ability to provide assured, safe, and sustainable water supplies.
Instructions for joining the Happy Hours, along with Zoom links, will be included in the electronic conference packet sent to all registrants on the first day of the conference, June 18, 2020.
The WRRC’s 2020 Fall Semester Brown Bag Webinar series began this week with a deeply engaging presentation from Daryl Vigil, co-facilitator of the Water and Tribes Initiative. Vigil’s presentation,
Here at APW, we might call 2020 the year our world water web was stretched from shore to shore. We have extended our programming to support the virtual needs of our learning community while expanding our marketing outreach.
This summer, the University of Arizona appointed former WRRC Graduate Assistant, Aaron Lien to the faculty of the School of Natural Resources and Environment.
“Use what you have. Start where you are. Do what you can.” This advice was given by Kelisa Wing, an educator, advocate, and author, speaking about dismantling structural racism and inequities during the Stay-In-stitute teacher professional development
The ShanghaiRanking Consultancy recently published its 2020 Academic Rankings of World Universities by academic subject, and the University of Arizona scored first among U.S. institutions and second globally in the water resources category.