AHS Membership 2015 Renewal Reminder

The new year is here, so if you haven’t already, it’s time to renew your AHS membership! Dues are still only $45! Please remember that 2015 membership dues were included in both full registration and 1-day 2014 symposium registration fees, so those of you who attended need not renew. Membership dues can to be renewed online or by mail. Thank… MORE…

Government Goings-On — January 2015

A little breathing room is always appreciated. In December, the three Lower Basin states plus other parties signed an agreement to store an extra 740,000 acre-feet in Lake Mead by 2017. The ultimate goal is to save 3 million acre-feet by 2020. Arizona will leave 345,000 acre-feet in lake storage by substituting some water off the Salt-Verde River system and… MORE…

Water in the Media — December 2014

West Valley Cities Eyeing Reclaimed Water Amid Drought, Population Growth David Madrid, The Republic | azcentral.com November 25, 2014 Drought and population growth are driving some West Valley cities to place a greater importance on reclaimed water — or water from a toilet, shower, dishwasher and the like — as a renewable drinking-water resource. Although drinking water that was once… MORE…

AZ Water Research Committee Annual Workshop

What’s Going On In Water? AZ Water Research Committee Annual Workshop “Water: The Center Of Debate!” Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Location: SRP PERA Club (1 E. Continental Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281) Being in the middle of Arizona’s longest drought, climate change, unpredictable growth, and the ever pending regulatory requirements, many questions have arose regarding the use… MORE…

Upcoming WRRC Brown Bag Seminars

Both talks will be held at theWRRC Sol Resnick Conference Room (350 N. Campbell Ave.) at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Surface Water/Groundwater Interactions in Arizona: Physical Realities and Experiences in the Real World Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014 Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Speaker: James Leenhouts, Director, USGS Arizona Water Science Center Streams and aquifers are hydraulically… MORE…

Government Goings-On — December 2014

The election season is over.  Once the session begins in January, the new Legislature will have their hands full with the budget for the next fiscal year—a deficit of $1.5 billion is currently projected.  This might mean serious cuts in the General Fund budgets for ADWR and ADEQ.  Yet the head of Governor Ducey’s transition team, former Senator Jon Kyl,… MORE…

In the Media: Articles on Water-Related Topics

Water Wells Drying Up on Tucson’s Fringes By Tony Davis, The Arizona Daily Star October 24, 2014 When he moved to his Tortolita Mountain foothills home in the 1980s, Glenn Phillips’ well would run over each time it rained in the winter. “You could pump and pump all you wanted,” he remembers. Twenty-nine years, two more wells and $60,000 later, Phillips is… MORE…

Upcoming WRRC-Sponsored Brown Bag Seminars

Brown Bag Seminar: Colorado River Simulation System (CRSS) — Overview & Use Planning & Operation Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Location: WRRC Sol Resnick Conference Room (350 N. Campbell Ave.) Speaker: Don Gross, Water Resources Engineer, Colorado River Management Don Gross’s Brown Bag presentation will include a brief history of the development the Colorado River Simulation System (CRSS), and its… MORE…