Weekly Wave: WRRC 2021 Pre-Conference Special Edition
Weekly Wave, vol. 9, no. 23, Water Resources Research Center, Tucson, AZ, August, 2021
A Personal Tribute to Rodney Blaine Lewis
by Sharon B. Megdal
The Water Resources Research Center is dedicating our 2021 Annual Conference, Tribal Water Resilience in a Changing Environment, to Rodney “Rod” Blaine Lewis. A member of the Gila River Indian Community, Rod was an inspiring leader and a mentor to many. On Monday, August 30, 2021, at 1:00 pm Arizona time, we will begin our conference with a blessing and remarks from Rod’s brother and children. A special recording and announcement will follow. Because time will not permit me to share remarks about Rod at the conference dedication, I would like to share some words to express my admiration and appreciation of him.