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.
Water Roots: Springs in our wildest places
Samantha Hammer, Sky Island Alliance
Ever wondered what springs in the wilderness look like—or how many are out there?
Samantha Hammer will take you on a tour of springs surveyed with help from dozens of intrepid citizen science volunteers who did some serious scrambling and orienteering to bring us this new information. You’ll also get a brief introduction to the techniques used to gather information through springs surveys, and how this is helping protect our wildest waters and guide restoration and conservation of these amazing oases in the Sky islands.
Sami Hammer, Conservation Biologist and GIS Specialist at Sky Island Alliance, has been training and leading volunteers to survey and monitor spring ecosystems for the past 3 years and has personally visited at least 100 springs in the Sky islands.
This is part of our Water Roots series with Sky Island Alliance. Learn more about the series online: https://www.skyislandalliance.org/water-roots-2018/