In this overview of Arizona’s irrigated agriculture and its water supply, the focus will be on what is grown, where, with what water; how the water is managed by the state and by irrigators; water efficiency strategies; and economic impacts. The presentation will touch on current irrigation water supply issues concerning growers, their communities, and other water users.
Special Film Screening: Rivers and Tides - Loft Cinema
Join us for a special screening of the critically acclaimed documentary Andy Goldsworthy's Rivers and Tides (2001), hosted by the Loft Cinema. After the film, you are invited to a panel discussion and dynamic community conversation about how we value water and protect natural areas in Arizona. Panelists include:
Cody Sheehy, Director of Beyond the Mirage, Video Coordinator, UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Catlow Shipek, Founding Member, Policy and Technical Director, Watershed Management Group
Ginger Shulick Porcella, Executive Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson
The panel will be moderated by Arizona Public Media's Tony Paniagua.
Rivers and Tides is a vision of the natural world molded by currents, driftwood, ice, mud, leaves, and stones, and modified with human hands. A spectacular visual gallery of Goldsworthy's relationship with nature, this artist painstakingly makes ephemeral sculptures built out of bits of ice in the trees or loose rock, which may be overgrown by plants or swallowed by high tides. His work melts, disintegrates, drifts away due to exposure of the elements of which they are comprised. Goldsworthy's creations are intentionally mutable works, their temporary nature a part of the work. Filmmaker Thomas Reidelsheimer goes to great lengths to demonstrate Goldsworthy's ideas about the forgotten relationships between light, color, movement, balance, and fluidity of form in nature, creating a surprising and enjoyable journey through art of the natural world.
This event and panel discussion is part of the Water Roots series organized by the Sky Island Alliance and UA Water Resources Research Center. Water Roots is a celebration and study of water in the desert highlighting the unique ways that we value our most precious resource. Our region can build a water future that considers water for humans and nature – please join us for upcoming events, show your support, and share your water story: www.skyislandalliance.org/water-roots-2018/