This Fall 2018 Arizona Water Resource is the final issue of that long-running newsletter. This last issue provides a listing of other electronic water news resources currently available. The regular Public Policy Review column by WRRC Director Sharon B. Megdal introduces a newly published collection of all 75 of her columns from 2002 through 2018. In addition, two WRRC graduate students relate their experiences with water on projects in Guatemala and Nepal. The Guest View by AWR founding editor Joe Gelt reminds us that water has important significance beyond its commodity value and suggests that it should be celebrated and revered. All past AWRs can be accessed through our website here.
Electronic Water News Available from Many Sources
As this is the final issue of the WRRC’s Arizona Water Resource newsletter, we thought it would be useful to list some other sources of water information to which you may want to subscribe. This is not a complete list, but it includes some of our favorites.
Peace Corps Experience Inspires Focus on Community-Environment-Water Complex
How do you adjust to being put in a context that feels completely outside of your understanding of the world? When everything seems foreign, from the way people dress, the language spoken...
Small Interventions Can Have Large Impact in Rural Nepal
In 2013, a community in the middle hills of Nepal guided me through the fascinating networks of rural South Asian life under modern pressures. The experience confirmed what I had suspected for some time—my personal and professional curiosity with the tangle of culture...
Celebrating the Joy and Wonder of Water is Good Policy
Ancient wisdom being ancient wisdom might not offer solutions to contemporary problems. But then again one should not underestimate the power of ancient wisdom to give moderns something to think about. We need all the help we can get.
Public Policy Review - Looking Back . . . Past Columns Shed Light on Current Issues
I have contributed a column to the Arizona Water Resource newsletter since joining the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center in February 2002. As the WRRC closes the book on the quarterly Arizona Water Resource, I am using this 76th column as the foreword to a compilation of my columns.