Weekly Wave - WRRC Conference: The Agenda is Posted
May 16, 2020
Weekly Wave, vol. 8, no. 19, Water Resources Research Center, Tucson, AZ, May 16, 2020
The WRRC is pleased to announce that our exciting agenda for the WRRC Conference, Water at the Crossroads: The Next 40 Years, has been posted on our website. We are grateful that so many of our speakers were able to come on this journey with us into the virtual realm and we even have a few additions! This entirely virtual conference begins at 1 pm on Thursday, June 18, followed by several concurrent "Happy Hours," where you can interact with colleagues and friends, old and new. It continues from 8 am-12:30 pm on Friday, June 19. Thursday afternoon features an opening keynote by former Arizona Governor and US Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbitt and a panel featuring past Arizona Department of Water Resources directors who will share their thoughts on "The Road Travelled." Later in the afternoon, panelists in "Drawing the Water Map" will bring us up-to-date on such topics as groundwater, technology, and water quality. Our first session on Friday, June 19 sets the stage for future planning with panel presentations on water in relation to climate, indigenous peoples, natural systems, agriculture, and rural communities. In the next session, several Arizona legislators and Mr. Chuck Podolak from the Governor's Office offer their perspectives on "Choosing a Route." We close the day with "On-Ramp to a Resilient Future" where our panelists will discuss business, government, environment, agriculture, and more as we look forward to the next 40 years of water management. This program combined with audience polling and on-line Q&A, will make this a conference to remember!