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).
We are very excited to announce that Bruce Babbitt will present the opening keynote at the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center's 2020 Conference
On Saturday, September 21, Arizona Forward held its Annual Environmental Excellence Awards gala. Water was a theme throughout the evening, with major awards for the Gila River Indian Community's Managed Aquifer Recharge MAR 5 & Gila River Interpretive Trail project, Scottsdale Water, and the Drought Contingency Plan. Each of the three state universities received a sustainability award. The University of Arizona was recognized for its global leadership in water resources.
On September 12, the student project "Cobre Valley Cheer:543 Framework" received an honorable mention award at Arizona's American Planning Association conference in Oro Valley.