AHS Foundation Update

The AHS Foundation had a prosperous 2013, and we thank our many donors. The scholarship, intern, and science fair programs were supported to a large extent by our Corporate Sponsors: Montgomery & Associates, Freeport McMoRan, and Central Arizona Project. Additional contributing corporations included Rosemont Copper, GeoSystems Analysis, Southwest Groundwater Construction, and the Symposium GoldSim workshop. Many individual donations were made … MORE…

Government Goings-on

Busy, busy!  As of the February deadline some 1186 bills had been dropped in the House and Senate by our illustrious Arizona Legislators.   But only a few relate to water (no comments on where they seem to be spending their time).  The Senate bills were summarized last month, and many of the House bills are the same as the Senate … MORE…

Herman Bouwer Award

In honor of Dr. Bouwer’s significant role in advancing our understanding of managed aquifer recharge, the GRA and AHS have created the Herman Bouwer Award. The award will be presented every two years at the Biennial Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge (BSMAR) to the person or agency that has significantly advanced the understanding or utilization of MAR. Members of the … MORE…

Government Goings-on

This year’s session of the Arizona Legislature started off slow, with only a few bills introduced.  But now the tally tops 680, plus various resolutions and memorials.  Fortunately only a few look like they could impact water. Just looking at the Senate (House bills next month), half a dozen bills have been dropped that address some aspect of water supply … MORE…

AHS Foundation Announces New Corporate Sponsorship Levels

Corporate donors to the AHS Foundation will now receive a variety of recognition options for their donations. The recognition is designed to encourage corporate donations to cover the annual expenses of the AHS scholarships, internships, science fairs, and teachers’ workshops and to grow the AHSF endowments. Corporate donors in all categories will receive recognition in the following ways: Press release, … MORE…

Government Goings-on

Looking ahead at 2014, significant government actions on water-related issues are not appearing on the horizon in large numbers.  Congress appears ready to pass legislation on water infrastructure projects, though none in Arizona.  The battle over how to define “waters of the United States” has still not been resolved.   The Environmental Protection Agency will issue final rules on haze that … MORE…

In Memoriam: Dr. Lorne Graham (Gray) Wilson

Dr. Wilson, winner of the 2003 AHS Lifetime Achievement Award, passed away at home on October 22, 2011.  Gray Wilson will be remembered for his warmth and compassion, and his contributions in advancing the science of hydrology He inspired many hundreds if not thousands of students and professionals during over 30 years as an educator, researcher, and mentor at the … MORE…