The U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources is requesting proposals for the FY 2018 Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program (104g). Grants will support research on improving and enhancing the nation's water supply. Any investigator at an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States is eligible to apply. Proposals may be for projects of 1 to 3 years in duration and may request up to $250,000 in federal funds.
WRRC Research Analyst Wins Thinkwater Fellowship
ThinkWater recently announced the selection of 10 leaders in water education, outreach, and extension to be ThinkWater Fellows for 2017-18. Dr. Grant Weinkam, Research Analyst, University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center, was among the list of new fellows selected from the many outstanding applications from candidates across the country. As a member of the new ThinkWater fellowship Weinkam will interact with others engaged with water-related issues and learn a proven method for teaching the universal rules underlying systems thinking suitable for all ages and populations. Drs. Derek and Laura Cabrera, faculty at Cornell University and founders of Cabrera Research Lab will be the guides to the new systems thinking approach. Weinkam will be integrating systems thinking into his water education, extension and outreach work. In early December, he will make a brief TED-style talk on his work and insights from implementing systems thinking in his projects at the annual systems thinking conference at Cornell University.
ThinkWater is a national campaign supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture with a mission to engage, educate and empower 7 billion systems thinkers to solve wicked water problems. Led by the University of Wisconsin-Extension and Cabrera Research Lab, ThinkWater applies systems thinking to water education and research efforts in order to help people of all backgrounds and ages think deeply about water.
Each year, WRRC faculty and staff devote long hours to production of a detailed Annual Report, containing a wealth of information on our yearly accomplishments, finances, and multiple water programs across Arizona. We have now made available a 4-page synopsis of our 2016 Annual Report that can be downloaded here. This report contains metrics on all of our programs that address water issues with greater depth and broader perspective, towards a clear water future for Arizona.
Water is everyone’s business and the business of water affects everyone. On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, The Business of Water will be front and center at the University of Arizona (UA) Water Resources Research Center’s Annual Conference, which will be held at the University of Arizona Student Union in Tucson, Arizona.
Arizona Project WET (APW) collaborated with Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) to immerse 20 teachers from across Arizona in the first Underwater Robotics and Engineering Design Academy sponsored by Arizona Department of Water Resources.