Arizona Water Resource - Summer 2018
The Summer Arizona Water Resource is devoted to communication—how the WRRC has worked in the past to communicate essential information about water to diverse audiences and how we will continue this work in the future. The WRRC Director’s column is featured, with its news that AWR’s publication will end with 2018, but some of the content readers have come to expect will be carried by the Weekly Wave and posted on the WRRC website. A brief history of the newsletter’s early years notes that some water issues have changed dramatically while others seem as vital today as they did 20 years ago. The Guest View reflects on the role of newsletters in the context of new and multiplying media choices. In addition, there is a remembrance of WRRC’s early newsletter editors. A Special Feature on recently completed water research projects highlights student work funded through the WRRC. Look for the last AWR in October.
Reflections on Change and Continuity in WRRC Outreach
This is my 75th Arizona Water Resource (AWR) column since joining the WRRC in February 2002. When I interviewed for the Associate Director position, which I held until becoming Director in July 2004, I expressed interest in contributing a policy column to the newsletter on a regular basis.
AWR – The Early Years
The headline for the premier issue of Arizona Water Resource read “State-wide Water Newsletter Debuts,” and the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center began the uninterrupted 26-year run of its AWR newsletter.
Water Researchers Tackle Questions about Toxic Algae and Mountain System Recharge
Two new water-related research projects were recently completed using funding that the Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) receives through the US Geological Survey from annual appropriations for the federal 104(b) Program.
Remembrance of Jim DeCook
The WRRC’s first newsletter, the precursor newsletter (1973-1987) to the AWR, was called the Arizona Water Resources News Bulletin. It was published on behalf of its contributors, including, at various times, the WRRC, Arizona Department of Water Resources, Arizona State Lands Department, Arizona Department of Health Services, and the UA Office of Arid Land Studies.
Newsletters in the Evolving World of Communication
As the manager of communications for University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, I have a keen interest in promoting effective communication. With changes in communication media and public expectations, I see practices changing.