Americorps service enables young people like me to broaden our horizons and get valuable experience. As an Americorps member with Arizona Project WET, I engage with our community in many ways.
WRRC Graduate Student Presents at International Conference
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. dissertation. ISMAR10 showcases strategies of meeting future demands with secure supplies of clean water by storing water underground. Topics included sustainable technical solutions, water quality and health aspects, and the impacts of managed aquifer recharge on ecosystems.
The WRRC will present statewide water information at the Willcox Water Project Sulphur Springs Valley Seminars, February 12, 2020, at Sunsites Community Center from 12:30pm to 4:00pm
The WRRC is pleased to call your attention to three new books written by friends and colleagues about water and related issues. Marie Pearthree, Deputy General Manager at the Central Arizona Water Conservation District, has written a book with the writer Michael McGuire chronicling how Tucson Water lost credibility and public trust, when in 1992 the utility introduced treated Central Arizona Project (CAP) water into its water delivery system; and how it subsequently rebuilt its reputation.