Opportunities for Engagement, Education, Research, and Employment
Calling All Photographers! - 2021 Photo Contest!
The WRRC photo contest is back, and we are eager to see what our contestants will submit this year. As with the last few photo contests we’ve held, the main criteria are that the photos be taken in Arizona (apart from the special category Water in Arid/Semi-Arid Lands Beyond Arizona) and, of course, feature water; Water in Nature, Water in the Built Environment, Water is Life (for example people, pets, agriculture). Feel free to use the contest theme “aridity, shortage, and resilience" to fuel your imagination. So get to clickin’ and send us your amazing photos. We look forward to seeing what you’ve got! Get inspired by previous submissions!
Jobs & Opportunities
|Job/Opportunity||Posted Date||Type||Company/Organization||Location||End Date|
|Watershed Restoration Director||Wednesday, September 22, 2021||Job||Watershed Management Group||Tucson, Arizona||n/a|
|Hydrogeologist/Groundwater Modeler||Wednesday, September 22, 2021||Job||Montgomery & Associates||Tucson, Arizona (but will consider other locations)||n/a|
|Student Communications and Outreach Assistant (Hourly)||Wednesday, September 22, 2021||Job||Water Resources Research Center (WRRC)||Tucson, Arizona||n/a|
|Hydrogeologist 3/4 (2 Positions Available)||Thursday, September 2, 2021||Job||Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)||Phoenix, Arizona||n/a|
|Colorado/Wyoming Research Integration Specialist||Monday, August 2, 2021||Job||Western Water Assessment||Boulder, Colorado||n/a|
|Water Policy Analyst||Monday, July 26, 2021||Job||Arizona Municipal Water Users Association (AMWUA)||Phoenix, Arizona||n/a|
|Statewide Planning Intern||Friday, July 16, 2021||Internship||Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR)||Phoenix, Arizona||n/a|
|Restoration Program Manager||Friday, July 16, 2021||Job||Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation||Tucson, Arizona||n/a|
|Environmental Technician 3||Thursday, July 8, 2021||Job||Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)||Phoenix, Arizona||n/a|
|Park Manager I||Wednesday, July 7, 2021||Job||Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation||Tucson, Arizona||n/a|
|Postdoctoral Associate||Tuesday, July 6, 2021||Job||New York State Water Resources Institute||Ithaca, New York||n/a|
|Temporary Researcher||Thursday, July 1, 2021||Job||Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)||Phoenix, Arizona||n/a|
|Outreach Instructional Specialist II||Tuesday, June 29, 2021||Job||University of Arizona, AZ Project WET||Greater Phoenix Area||n/a|
|Water Resource Advisor||Friday, June 18, 2021||Job||City of Chandler||Chandler, AZ||n/a|
|Colorado River - Water Resources Specialist IV||Friday, June 4, 2021||Job||Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR)||Phoenix, Arizona||n/a|
|Water Treatment Plant Manager||Wednesday, May 19, 2021||Job||City of Yuma||Yuma, AZ||n/a|
|College Intern - Environmental Compliance & Permitting||Thursday, May 13, 2021||Internship||Salt River Project||Phoenix, Arizona||n/a|
|Extension Manager II, Arizona Meteorological Network||Thursday, May 13, 2021||Job||University of Arizona||Tucson, Arizona||n/a|
|Postdoctoral Scholar||Thursday, May 6, 2021||Job||Northern Arizona University||Flagstaff, Arizona||n/a|
|Freshwater Scientist - Applied Scientist II (ICR)||Thursday, May 6, 2021||Job||The Nature Conservancy||Boulder, Colorado||n/a|
|Program Director, Arizona Project WET (Extension Manager II)||Monday, April 26, 2021||Job||University of Arizona||Tucson, Arizona||n/a|
|Water Education & Conservation Specialist||Friday, April 23, 2021||Job||City of Buckeye||Buckeye, AZ||n/a|
|Surface Water Section Manager||Thursday, April 8, 2021||Job||Arizona Department of Water Resources||Phoenix, Arizona||n/a|
Water, Society and Policy Degrees Program
The School of Natural Resources and the Environment now offers a Master of Science in Water, Society, and Policy (WSP). This program was developed because water sustainability is an emerging topic of importance, especially in the western United States. Water scarcity and conflict, due to a growing demand and competition for water, are issues that have broad reaching impacts for all people.
Water Policy Certificate Program
The University of Arizona has responded to the growing public and professional interest in water policy by establishing a new Graduate Certificate in Water Policy. The Certificate builds on the world-renowned expertise of UA faculty and programs in all aspects of water resources.
Water Policy Class
The WRRC Director, Sharon Megdal, teaches a three-unit spring graduate course titled Arizona Water Policy. This course is cross-listed in four colleges and five degree programs and has attracted students with a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. Listed in the colleges of engineering, law, agriculture and life sciences, and social and behavioral sciences, the course has attracted students from a variety of programs. These programs include soil, water and environmental sciences, hydrology and water resources, planning, geography, agricultural and resource economics and arid lands studies.
Grants & Internships
WRRA 104 Grants
Established by the U.S. Congress with passage of the Water Resources Research Act in 1964, the water resources research institute program provides support for one institute at the land grant university in each state, plus 3 territories and the District of Columbia. Congress reauthorized the Act in 1984 with amendments and, most recently, in 2006, in PL 109-471. The Water Resources Research Center at the University of Arizona is the designated Water Resources Research Institute for the State of Arizona.