WRRC Director Sharon B. Megdal featured as proud desert dweller on UA Website
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. We're inspired to do exceptional things here you just can't do anywhere else.
With one more click of the mouse, you are introduced to faculty from across campus; WRRC Director and SWES professor Sharon Megdal, CAPLA professor Aletheia Ida, CAPLA lecturer and Chair of Sustainable Built Environments Ladd Keith, SWES Professor & Extension Specialist Michael Crimmins, professor in Geosciences Jessica Tierney. Each offering a personal statement about their connections to Arizona and their commitment to research improving our understanding and our futures in a desert environment here and globally. Megdal speaks of her early introduction to water management issues as a utility regulator and concludes with this thought. “The big question today is, how can we best interact with the real world so we can help each other be most effective on global water challenges? You need a team approach. It’s going to take multiple teams with multiple and diverse skills to develop solutions to our myriad of water problems.”
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.