BSMAR 16 Call for Abstracts

The 16th biennial symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge — “Recharge to the Rescue! Managed Aquifer Recharge as a Water Management Tool — will take place at on March 5-7, 2018, in San Diego. This event continues a long-standing series of symposia originating in Arizona in 1978. The 15th MAR Symposium was combined with the Ninth International Symposium on Managed Aquifer… MORE…

State of the Gila River Watershed — A WRRC Conference

When: September 22, 2017 Where: Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher, Arizona WRRC is sponsoring the first annual State of the Watershed Conference for the Upper Gila River will be held on at. This public forum is an exciting opportunity for community members to engage with local and state experts about critical issues in their region. The result of ongoing coordination among agricultural representatives, the Gila… MORE…

AGS August 22 Meet & Greet: A Networking Event

Join the Arizona Geological Society and friends at this August’s Meet & Greet event. Come out and have a good time, drink some beer, eat some food, and “talk rocks” or water. When: 22 Aug 2017 |  6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Where: Borderlands Brewing, 119 East Toole Avenue, Tucson Food: Pizza and veggies sponsored by National Exploration Wells and… MORE…

Colorado River Supply Report Released

The CAP just released its July Colorado River supply report. According to the 24-month study, the forecasted release from Lake Powell for WY2018 will be 9.0 MAF. This indicates that Lake Powell will be operating under the Upper Elevation Balancing Tier, with an April 2018 adjustment. The study also forecasts Lake Mead to have an end-of-year elevation of 1,082 feet… MORE…

Government Goings-on: MODFLOW Funding Threat

—Alan Dulaney One of the most important programs ever developed by the U.S. Geological Survey’s Water Resources Division is MODFLOW. Hydrologists everywhere use this software package to better understand the subsurface flow of groundwater. USGS has devoted over 40 years of support to maintaining and improving MODFLOW and its associated packages; version 6 is the most current release. MODFLOW is… MORE…

2017–2018 Academic Scholarships Awarded

The AHS Academic Scholarship Committee — Aregai Tecle, Howard Grahn, Mike Block, and Dennis Hall — has selected three students for this year’s award. A total of 16 complete applications were submitted from students at 4-year colleges in Arizona. Each scholarship is $2,000, funded by AHS and the AHS Foundations. Congratulations to the following students: Timothy Lahmers, who is seeking… MORE…

ADWR Uses InSAR Data to Find More than 3,400 Square Miles of Land Subsidence

ADWR’s Brian Conway drafted an informative and entertaining blog post on the use of satellite InSAR data to monitor ground subsidence in Cochise, La Paz, Maricopa, Pima, and Pinal Counties. Subsidence is becoming a costly problem that drives earth fissure formation and impacts drainages, irrigation canals, floodplains, agriculture, construction, infrastructure, and more. That sinking feeling: State-of-art technology at work on… MORE…

Student Scholarship Opportunity to Attend WaterSmart Conference

The 2017 WaterSmart Innovations Conference & Expo, to be held in Las Vegas from October 4–6, will focus on urban water efficiency. The conference is geared toward water conservation or sustainability professionals. AMWUA will award a full “first-timer” scholarship to student who hasn’t attended in the past 4 years. The scholarship includes conference registration, admission to the EPA WaterSense/Alliance for Water Efficiency… MORE…