Monday, June 24th was a day to celebrate the sight and sound of water flowing down the Santa Cruz River on a hot and cloudless day.
The WRRC Congratulates Graduating Studentsd
Each year, we are excited to see so many excellent students graduating and starting off on their academic or professional journeys. Last Friday, Elia Tapia, who has been working at the Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) as a Graduate Research Assistant, and most recently as a Senior Research Specialist, received a Ph.D. in Arid Lands Resource Sciences with a minor in Hydrology. Elia has been with us since 2014, working on both the Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program (TAAP) and the Water RAPIDS Program. Her research focuses on binational water management strategies in the Colorado River Basin borderlands and she will be defending her thesis later this summer. We are also excited to offer congratulations to Miriam Aleman, who received her B.S. in Environmental Science. Miriam began as a Water Educator with Arizona Project Wet (APW) and in 2017 she was hired as the Instructional Specialist for the APW program. She has been pulling double duty as she finished her degree and held down her job! But that's not all! The WRRC is proud of all the graduating APW Water Educators who received their Bachelor's degrees from departments across the UA campus this year: Taylor Dew (Environmental and Water Resources Economics); Bethanie Kroll (Biology); Hiram Martinez (Public Health); Zoe Rosenthal (Microbiology); and Meghan Ryterski (Mechanical Engineering).
he summer monsoon season is upon us again! The sun is high in the sky, temperatures have climbed to their highest levels of the year and the cicadas are buzzing.
Few pairings provoke as passionate a response as the coupling of water and money; however, water is deeply rooted in our market economy. The newly published 2019 Arroyo, “Water, Business, and the Business of Water,” takes this truism as a jumping-off point for its survey of the ways in which water and business intersect.
The home page of the University of Arizona website on June 20, 2019, shows a striking video of our beautiful landscape and states “Tucson’s summers are like no other. Breathtaking landscapes. Powerful monsoons.
niversity of Arizona was well represented at the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) and The National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) annual conference held on June 11-13.
Managed aquifer recharge (MAR) is the intentional recharge (and storage) of water into an aquifer for future recovery or for environmental benefits. Mary Belle Cruz Ayala, a Ph.D. Student in Arid Lands Resource Sciences and a Graduate Research Assistant at the WRRC, recently presented her research on this topic at the 10th International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge (ISMAR10) in Madrid, Spain. Her presentation, "Use of Managed Aquifer Recharge to Improve Water Management in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions of Mexico," presented results from the first paper from her Ph.D.