Opportunities for Engagement, Education, and Research
Photo Contest 2018
We had such a great response to last year’s open-ended approach to our photo contest that we’re doin’ it again this year. Just show us Arizona water. Yup, that's as specific as we're going to get. Use your creativity and technical ability to express the many ways water transforms our state and the many ways our state transforms water. Capture anything from people and nature to business and agriculture. It’s completely up to you. Just make sure your picture relates to water and it’s in Arizona!
That said, if you are inspired by our 2019 conference tagline Arizona Runs on Water™ then, well, run with it!
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.
The 2018 Summer Writing Internship at the WRRC
The University of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center is offering a summer internship to a student interested in gaining experience writing about environmental and water issues. The selected intern will contribute to research and writing for an issue of Arroyo, the annual WRRC publication that focuses on a critical Arizona water issue. Arroyo is recognized as source of objective, accurate and understandable information and reaches a wide audience that includes policy makers and water professionals as well as the interested public.