WRRC 2021 Photo Contest!
The WRRC photo contest is back, and we are eager to see what our contestants will submit this year. As with the last few photo contests we’ve held, the main criteria are that the photos be taken in Arizona (apart from the special category Water in Arid/Semi-Arid Lands Beyond Arizona) and, of course, feature water; Water in Nature, Water in the Built Environment, Water is Life (for example people, pets, agriculture). Feel free to use the contest theme “aridity, shortage, and resilience" to fuel your imagination. So get to clickin’ and send us your amazing photos. We look forward to seeing what you’ve got! Get inspired by previous submissions!
Attendees from around the world joined the virtual program to hear the speaker’s perspectives and visions for Tribal water resilience. Local, state, federal, and Tribal governments, professional associations, water utilities and irrigation districts, academics and students, businesses, and interested citizens were represented. Attendees included more than 40 Tribal Nations and Indigenous communities, 22 countries, 27 US states, and 14 of Arizona’s 15 counties. We are thrilled to have reached such a broad audience. Since wrapping up, the WRRC has received many positive and gracious comments.
“Greetings. It’s a good day,” said a speaker at the WRRC 2021 Annual Conference, Tribal Water Resilience in a Changing Environment, held August 30 – September 1.
The WRRC 2021 Virtual Annual Conference, Tribal Water Resilience in a Changing Environment, is just over a week away! The program consisting almost entirely of Native voices, including Tribal leaders, emerging water professionals, advocates, and the bearers of traditional knowledge, will also feature a screening of the film Paya: The Water Story of the Paiute
On August 13, the WRRC held the pre-conference webinar, Tribal Water Rights and Settlements, to provide legal context for the broader discussions of Tribal water resilience to take place at the WRRC’s upcoming virtual conference, August 30 – September 1.
Water levels at the Great Salt Lake, Lake Mead, and Lake Powell fell to record lows in July. Persistent drought conditions throughout the West are especially dire in Utah, where the US Drought Monitor indicates that nearly 100% percent of the state is experiencing the two most severe drought levels.