Water is everyone’s business and the business of water affects everyone. On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, The Business of Water will be front and center at the University of Arizona (UA) Water Resources Research Center’s Annual Conference, which will be held at the University of Arizona Student Union in Tucson, Arizona.
WRRC Conference 2018 - The Business of Water
Water is everyone’s business and the business of water affects everyone. On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, The Business of Water will be front and center at the University of Arizona (UA) Water Resources Research Center’s Annual Conference, which will be held at the University of Arizona Student Union in Tucson, Arizona. We will explore the many facets of our topic, focusing on key questions. How will water exchanges, transfers and market-based transactions figure into our water future? What is the role of the private sector, including public-private partnerships? What factors and forces influence what we pay for water? Please plan to join us on March 28 as we consider these complex and dynamic issues vital to the reliability, safety, and cost of our future water supplies.
Early Bird Registration
for WRRC 2018 Conference Now Open!
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
University of Arizona Student Union Tucson, Arizona
Early bird rate - $100
(until March 2nd; thereafter $125)
Student rate - $45
Arizona Project WET (APW) collaborated with Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) to immerse 20 teachers from across Arizona in the first Underwater Robotics and Engineering Design Academy sponsored by Arizona Department of Water Resources.
The WRRC's 2016 Annual Report has been released and posted to the WRRC website. The report contains information on the accomplishments of WRRC personnel and programs and highlights activities that have moved us toward achieving our strategic goals. Included with the report are appendixes containing supplemental details and an accounting of metrics linking reported activities to the WRRC strategic plan. A matrix in Appendix A shows how the WRRC connects with a large community of partners to carry out its mission.
Photo: Greg Griffin - Oak Creek Canyon, AZ
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The deadline is approaching to apply for the WRRC summer internship—an internship designed for students interested in gaining experience writing about environmental and water issues. The selected intern will contribute to research and writing for an issue of Arroyo, the annual WRRC publication that focuses on a critical Arizona water issue. This year's topic is Arizona’s irrigated agriculture. It will look at the many issues of associate with agricultural water use, water rights, efficiency and conservation, and participation in solving water supply challenges.