Tucson Chapter 2014 Officer Elections

Here are the winning candidates for the 2014 Tucson Chapter board. Thank you to the members who casts their ballots — we really appreciate your participation. We had a great Tucson symposium this year and would like to see more of our chapter members at our monthly meetings and getting involved in AHS. President: Damien Gosch, Hargis + Associates, Inc. Vice-President: … MORE…

Phoenix Chapter 2014 Officer Elections

Here are the wining candidates for the Phoenix Chapter 2014 board. Thank you to all the Phoenix Members who casts their ballots — we really appreciate your participation. President: Dave Sampson, ASU Global Institute of Sustainability Vice-President: Summer Waters, Maricopa County Extension Office Treasurer: Michele Robertson, APS Secretary: Matt Minjares, Gateway CC Student Phoenix Chapter Board Members: Rich Siegel, Salt River Project; Kirk … 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…

Upcoming Brown Bag: Tres Rios — Wetland Ecology in an Arid Environment

This presentation will explore the key facets concerning the City of Phoenix Tres Rios Wetlands. Multiple events led the City of Phoenix to the development of a tertiary wetland treatment system at the 91st Avenue Waste Water Treatment Facility. Ron Elkins will give an overview of the history and events of the as-built project, as well as a review of … MORE…

2013 SARSEF AHS/CAP Awards

On March 12, AHS participated in the Southern Arizona Regional Science and Engineering Fair (SARSEF). Judges on behalf of AHS were Gary Burchard of Metro Water, Brittney Bates of Montgomery & Associates, and Dick Thompson of Tucson Water. The AHS panel presented 20 awards ranging from $20 to $100 for posters K thru 12 grades. Dick Thompson presented the awards … 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…