Arizonan Confirmed as First Woman to Lead Reclamation

Brenda Burman, the director of water policy for Salt River Project who previously worked for the U.S. Department of the Interior, has been confirmed as the nation’s first female commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Burman, who was nominated for the post in June by President Donald Trump, was confirmed on a unanimous voice vote by the U.S. Senate… MORE…

Government Goings-on: The Elephant in the Room

—Alan Dulaney For several months, the Governor’s Water Discussion Group has been secretly discussing serious problems within the Arizona water world. “Secretly” is a misnomer, however, since everyone knew who was involved, the problems to be addressed, and what was going on. It’s in the newspapers. But the process is now exposing the hard truths of Arizona water. The interests… MORE…

New AZ Water Student Chapter Forming at UA 

Are you an undergraduate or graduate student with interest in the water industry? Perhaps you are studying engineering, water resources, or have interest in public policy or customer service. Please come to the inaugural meeting of the UA Student Chapter of AZ Water. The main goal of this group will be networking and knowledge-sharing, with young water professionals from throughout… MORE…

7th Annual Joint Holiday Mixer

When: December 13, 6–9 PM Where: The Newton, 300 W. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85013 Cost: FREE! Appetizers provided. No-host bar. RSVP: By December 11 at epaz.org/events Contact: Lisa Culbert at info@epaz.org or 602.332.3174 A&WMA-Grand Canyon, AHS, & EPAZ invite our members, guests, and interested environmental professionals to an opportunity to expand your network between our organizations and celebrate the… MORE…

It’s Time to Elect New Officers for 2018

We have a tentative slate of new officers—along with a few open position—for 2018. There’s still plenty of time to nominate yourself or someone else, so please contact a chapter officer if you want to get involved: Phoenix: Lee-Anna Walker | Tucson: Marla Odom | Flagstaff: Don Bills Stay tuned for your official ballot. Phoenix President: Lee-Anna Walker Vice President: David Sampson Treasurer:… MORE…

New Publication Available from AZGS

Ann Youberg of the Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS) is a co-author of the newly released paper in Geomorphology entitled, “Post-wildfire landscape change and erosional processes from repeat terrestrial lidar in a steep headwater catchment, Chiricahua Mountains, Arizona, USA.” From the abstract, “Flooding and erosion after wildfires present increasing hazard as climate warms, semi-arid lands become drier, population increases, and the… MORE…

Montgomery & Associates Donation Challenge

Montgomery & Associates has generously offered a challenge to raise donations for the AHS endowment fund. Donate to the Avery, Bouwer, or Halpenny endowments before the end of the year, and Montgomery Associates will donate 25% of that amount to AHS for awards to students. There are several ways to donate: Use our PayPal button. Use your credit card to… MORE…