Pure Water Brew Challenge Volunteer Workshop at AZWater

Next week’s AZWater conference will feature the winner of the AZ Pure Water Brew Challenge / Water Innovation Challenge. There will be a “bootcamp” for anyone who is interested in volunteering at events throughout the summer to promote this project. See the details below. Volunteers needed! Get involved with the Pure Water Brew Challenge and be part of the most innovative and fun … MORE…

Student Scholarship Opportunities

Here are two great opportunities for students seeking scholarships. CAP Award for Research Application deadline: June 1 | Online application form Research submitted for this award should focus specifically on water issues that affect Central and Southern Arizona and the Colorado River. Papers can focus on legal, economic, political, environmental, or water management issues, as well as any other issue that … MORE…

AGI Fact Sheets Published for Many States

Did you know that the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has created fact sheets to inform geoscientists and decision makers on how geoscience impacts their state. These factsheets highlight key geoscience areas — employment, water, minerals, energy, and hazards — in each state. They also demonstrate how federal research agencies, such as the National Science Foundation, USGS, NASA, and the NOAA contribute beneficial geoscience … MORE…

Tucson Water Promotions

Dee Korich was recently promoted to be the new Chief Hydrologist for Tucson Water in the Water Resources Section of the Planning and Engineering Division. Korich started her career with Tucson Water as an intern and worked in positions with increasing responsibility over the years. She was Lead Hydrologist in the Water Resources Section before accepting the Chief Hydrologist position.  … MORE…

Colloquium — Managing the Colorado River in Interesting Times: Overallocation, Drought, & Climate Change

Date / Time:  April 27, 4PM Location: ENR2 Building, Room 225 (1064 E. Lowell St., Tucson) Speakers: Ted Cooke General Manager, CAP; Marie Pearthree, P.E. Former Deputy General Manager, CAP This is a critical time for the State of Arizona and key sectors of its economy, given the impacts of the 17-year drought on the Colorado River and the historic overallocation of its … MORE…

AzSEF 2017 Award Winners Announced

AHS and the CAP would like to announce the following awards at the AzSEF 2017 fair. Thanks to Paul Plato of Clear Creek Associates for his work on this project. Senior Division $200 1st Place to Jeffrey Zou, for his project:  S-ENEV-009: Phytoremediation of Chromium: A Study of Uptake of Maize.  (Hamilton H.S.) $100 2nd Place to Jane Jensen, Shelby Lockhart … MORE…

Government Goings-on: No Cents for WaterSense

— Alan Dulaney It is becoming clear that President Trump’s bite will be as deep as his bark. In the proposed FY 2018 budget, the Department of Interior is now looking at a $1.6B reduction from FY 2017 levels — a 12% cut. Energy is contemplating a 5.6% cut. And the EPA faces a 31% reduction in money, with one … MORE…

Water Innovation Challenge Event at Fox Theatre

When: Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 5–7 PM Where: Fox Theatre , 17 W. Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701 Cost: Free RSVP: Click here The Southwest Water Campus team invites you to attend a reception and showing of the 30-minute film Groundwater: To Enact a Law for the Common Good. The Southwest Water Campus team represents public and private partners who … MORE…