Few pairings provoke as passionate a response as the coupling of water and money; however, water is deeply rooted in our market economy. The newly published 2019 Arroyo, “Water, Business, and the Business of Water,” takes this truism as a jumping-off point for its survey of the ways in which water and business intersect.
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.”
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.
niversity of Arizona was well represented at the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) and The National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) annual conference held on June 11-13.
Managed aquifer recharge (MAR) is the intentional recharge (and storage) of water into an aquifer for future recovery or for environmental benefits. Mary Belle Cruz Ayala, a Ph.D. Student in Arid Lands Resource Sciences and a Graduate Research Assistant at the WRRC, recently presented her research on this topic at the 10th International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge (ISMAR10) in Madrid, Spain. Her presentation, "Use of Managed Aquifer Recharge to Improve Water Management in Arid and Semi-Arid Regions of Mexico," presented results from the first paper from her Ph.D.
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.