Upcoming WRRC-Sponsored Events for December and January

Brown Bag Seminars

Brown bags are held on Wednesdays, from 12:00–1:15 p.m., at the Sol Resnick Conference Room (350 N. Campbell Ave.) unless otherwise noted.

Who Cares About the Santa Cruz River?

Date / Time: Monday, December 7, at noon
Speaker: Matt Weber, PhD, Hydrology, UA

Matt will discuss his research on environmental services and other non-market benefits of surface water flows in stream reaches in Arizona. The research was conducted while he was employed as an economist for EPA’s Office of Research and Development with collaborators T. Meixner (UA) and J. Stromberg (ASU).

The relevancy of this type of analysis grew considerably a year ago, when President Obama released new policy guidance directing Federal agencies to begin incorporating ecosystem services in planning and decision-making.

WSP Distinguished Speaker

The Farm Family Alliance and its Role in Western Water Policy

Date / Time: Friday, January 29,  1:30 P.M.
Location: UA, Haury Lecture Hall (room S107) of ENR2
Speaker: Patrick O’Toole

Patrick O’Toole is the President of the Family Farm Alliance, a former member of Wyoming’s House of Representatives, and a cattle and sheep rancher and hay grower with strong backgrounds in irrigated agriculture and Wyoming politics. He serves on a variety of boards addressing the juncture of agriculture and conservation, including the Advisory Committee for AGree, a national agricultural policy group. Ladder Ranch, where he and his wife Sharon live, has been in her family since 1881 and it is the recipient of the prestigious 2014 Leopold Conservation Award. Because the ranch straddles the Wyoming-Colorado border, it has long afforded Mr. O’Toole the opportunity to view some unique water issues, first hand.

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