The WRRC has posted the responses from the live audience polling that took place during our June 18-19, 2020 Annual Conference, Water at the Crossroads
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).
In the heat of the summer, we can appreciate the extra energy used to help keep us cool, but have you ever thought about all the energy it takes to deliver water to our doorstep? What about all the infrastructure that directs the water to our homes and businesses? Most people don't give our water management systems a second thought. We turn on the tap and water seems to magically appear.
The STEM for All Video Showcase featured 171 videos of federally funded programs highlighting innovation in STEM education. The University of Arizona's Indigenous Food, Energy & Water Security and Sovereignty (Indige-FEWSS) program won the first ranked Presenters' Choice Award. Indige-FEWSS is an NSF National Research Traineeship program
Several visually rich information tools are now available for answering your various water-related questions. The Kyl Center for Water Policy at ASU has just released its Water Blueprint, the result of a multi-year effort to create a comprehensive water data hub accessible to the public
Forty years ago today, on June 12, 1980, water managers in Arizona took a monumental step toward addressing severe groundwater overdraft in the State's most populous regions with the passage of the Groundwater Management Act (GMA).