Upcoming Talk at NAU on Western Post-Fire Sedimentation

Predicting Future, Post-fire Erosion & Sedimentation with Watershed Models in the Western USA When: Wednesday February 22, 4:00 PM Where: NAU School of Forestry, Room 017 Speaker: Dr. Joel Sankey, USGS Abstract The area burned by wildfires has increased in recent decades and is expected to increase in the future for many watersheds worldwide due to climate change. Fire affects soils … MORE…

Government Goings-on: Legislation for 2017

— Alan Dulaney Bills are still dropping at the Legislature and could change radically before the end of February, but here is the current picture on proposals related to water. HB 2112: Prevents CAWCD employees or their spouses from running for the board of directors and requires listing on the ballot the party affiliation for board candidates. Introduces partisanship into … MORE…

Recap of Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecture in Flagstaff

—Don Bills, Flagstaff Chapter President On Thursday January, 26, the Flagstaff Chapter co-hosted the Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer (Hydrogeology Division, GSA). The Speaker was Dr. Ed Harvey, new Director of the Water Resources Division for the National Park Service. Dr. Harvey provided an excellent overview of some of the challenges and opportunities of doing science in the parks, water science in … MORE…

Arizona Loses Historian, Author, & Water Expert Jack August

Jack August, reknowned Arizona historian, died on January 20 at age 63. He was Director of Institutional Advancement at the Arizona Capitol Museum in the State Library and former Executive Director for the Barry Goldwater Center for the Southwest and the Arizona Historical Foundation. Best known for his many books on leading historical figures in Arizona’s history, August inspired the … MORE…

AHS Judges Needed for SARSEF!

If you have a morning available, consider in participating in a fun, beneficial event to encourage budding hydrologists! Each year, the Tucson Chapter participates in the Southern Regional Science & Engineering Fair (SARSEF) by being a special awards donor — we give $25 to $150 checks for hydrology science projects to grades K-12. The event is held at the Tucson Convention … MORE…

WaterSmart Innovations 2017 Issues Call for Abstracts

Professionals working in disciplines related to urban water efficiency, water resource conservation, supply- and demand-management, and water re-use are invited to submit a paper for consideration as a presenter at the 10th annual WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition, slated for October 4-6, 2017, in Las Vegas. Professionals, scientists, government employees, organizations, public and private institutions, policy makers, students and all … MORE…

WRRC Conference 2017: Registration & Poster Submission Now Open

Registration for the 2017 WRRC Conference, Irrigated Agriculture in Arizona: A Fresh Perspective, is now open. Register now at an early bird cost of only $95! Join us as we debate current challenges faced by agricultural water users in Arizona, and discuss the advances being made in agricultural technologies to address these challenges. Registration also includes a screening and panel … MORE…

Volunteers Needed for Peoria Water Festival!

The Peoria Water Festival is an educational field day event that instills a deeper understanding of water in the earth system and Arizona’s water resources. You can help by facilitating a lesson, helping set up and break down, escorting student classes, registering volunteers, monitoring festival parking, coordinating water activities, and celebrating with your community. Festival Info Date: February 8, 7:30 … MORE…