In 2016, the City of Tucson initiated a discussion about using reclaimed water to restore perennial flow to a portion of the Santa Cruz River near downtown Tucson. This action could support riparian habitat in the urban core, improve long-term water management in the region, and stimulate economic activity. The concept was well received by a multitude of stakeholders and Tucson Water began the tasks of bringing this vision to reality. In May 2019, perennial flow will return to the Santa Cruz River near Tucson’ Birthplace, and a new era of water management will begin.
Water Banking and Arizona's Framework for Groundwater Recharge and Recovery
Sharon B. Megdal, PhD, Director, Water Resources Research Center, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona
Ken Seasholes, Manager, Resource Planning and Analysis, Central Arizona Project
In recognition of National Groundwater Awareness Week, the Water Resources Research Center and Central Arizona Project will join forces to discuss how water banking works in Arizona.
Date/Time: Thursday, March 10, 2016 / 12:00 - 1:15 PM
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The Santa Cruz River Heritage Project – Reviving an Urban River
Water Roots - River Walk: A sunset tour to illustrate a new vision for the Rillito
The Water Roots series is a collaboration between the WRRC and Sky Island Alliance to highlight the work of our partners to secure water for natural areas in southeast Arizona.
The Art of Building a Citizen Science Program
Arizona Water Watch (AWW), a new citizen science program offered through the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, is designed to train volunteers to collect credible scientific data on streams and lakes in Arizona. The program uses innovative ideas like visually friendly forms, hand stitched cloth streams for teaching, micro video lessons, and crowd sourcing data techniques to reach many levels of volunteers.