The WRRC's 2020 Conference, Water at the Crossroads: The Next 40 Years, will take stock of our water management progress since the passage of the 1980 Groundwater Management Act and then look to the future.
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).
Arizonans have questions about water and the Water Resources Research Center has a lot of experience answering them. At this year's University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Conference, h
During the week of July 22, the water quality laboratory of WRRC Research Scientist Jean McLain hosted the kickoff of a new USDA-funded project, "Bringing Microbiology and Water Quality into Arizona Classrooms
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.
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.