Spring semester is always interesting due to my in-depth interactions with the students taking my graduate course in Water Policy in Arizona and Semi-arid Regions.
Riggs Lake, Mt. Graham, AZ. Photo: Heath Brown
A new commentary series, Reflections, by Director Sharon B. Megdal is replacing her previous Public Policy Review. Beginning with the March-April 2002 issue of the Arizona Water Resource newsletter, through its final issue in Fall 2018, Director Sharon B. Megdal penned 76 public policy columns focusing on a wide range of water topics. Reflections will be published several times a year through the Weekly Wave and they will appear on this page.
A complete collection of Dr. Megdal’s AWR columns, many of which remain relevant today, is accessible for viewing or download.
Reflections on Earth Day 2019
I was recently in Jordan, which is considered the second most water stressed country in the world. While our region of North America it not officially as stressed, the similarities we face in terms of landscape, climate, and precipitation patterns are striking.
Reflections on World Water Day
World Water Day is a good day for reflection. Just a few days ago, on March 19, 2019, representatives of the seven states of the Colorado River Basin gathered in Phoenix, Arizona to sign a letter asking Congress to approve implementation of the drought contingency plans detailed in the documents attached to the letter.