On the evening of Friday, March 27, 2020, former WRRC Director William Lord passed away. He had retired from UA and was living in Boulder, Colorado. At UA, he was a professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Hydrology and Water Resources (now Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences).
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.”
Are you working from home and contemplating the wonders of water? Beyond being very grateful for our clean tap water and our efficient wastewater systems during this stressful time, we can re-energize our moods by implementing some home water innovations and strategies. Here are a few ideas and resources to help get you started or remind you of that "water to do list" you left at the office.
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In February, the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension released "A Guide for Operating Shared Water Wells In Arizona" authored by Gary Hix and Dr. Janick Artiola.
The University of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center is offering a paid summer internship for a student who wants to gain experience writing about environmental and water issues. The selected intern will contribute to research and writing for an issue of Arroyo, the annual WRRC publication that focuses on a critical Arizona water issue. Arroyo is recognized as a source of objective, accurate and understandable information and reaches a wide audience that includes policy makers and water professionals as well as the interested public.
Doctoral student and WRRC alum, Rebecca Bernat, working with Director Sharon B. Megdal and Assistant Director Susanna Eden, has written a groundbreaking article on Arizona's Long-Term Storage Credit (LTSC) water transactions