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.
Waiting for Monsoon Rains, Considering International Lessons for Desert Waters
Wet/dry mapping typically documents the lowest stream flows of the year and signals impacts for the species that rely on these ribbons of green in the desert. Since wet/dry mapping wrapped up in Arizona this June, lessons from the April 2019 Desert Waters International Symposium are worth revisiting. This event convened internationally-recognized thought leaders and water experts from across the Colorado River Basin in the U.S. and Mexico, and from Australia's Murray-Darling Basin, to discuss multiple perspectives of how we provide water to natural areas in semi-arid environments and changing climates. More than 25 presenters and 100 audience members participated in this two-day symposium, held in Tucson at the University of Arizona by the Sky Island Alliance, WRRC, and the University of Adelaide. The link below will take you to a summary of key themes and next steps generated from the two full days of presentations and discussion, including needed research.
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.