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.
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.”
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.