104g Preproposals Due February 14

The USGS, in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources, is requesting proposals for the FY 2018 Water Resources Research National Competitive Grants Program (104g). Grants will support research on improving and enhancing the nation’s water supply. Any investigator at an accredited institution of higher learning in the U.S. is eligible. Proposals may be for projects of 1 to… MORE…

Report from Our 2017 Herman Bouwer Intern Scholar, Corey Caulkins

—by Corey Caulkins As an ecology student, I feel extremely lucky to have been selected as the 2017 Herman Bouwer Intern Scholarship recipient. It was a great opportunity for me to explore some of the practical applications of environmental science and hydrology, both in the private and public sectors. The first half of my internship was spent with Arcadis, an… MORE…

BSMAR16 Program and Early Bird Registration Updates

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 6–7 in San Diego. This event continues a longstanding series of symposia originating in Arizona in 1978. BSMAR 16 will feature oral presentations, poster presentations, and an awards luncheon, as well as optional pre-… MORE…

IBWC Seeks Citizen Volunteers — Application due January 12

The Southeast Arizona Citizens Forum (SEAZCF) board will be starting a new term on March 15, with new members. The SEAZCF is a board established by the U.S. Section of the International Boundary and Water Commission to encourage dialogue on IBWC projects and related issues in Pima, Santa Cruz, and Cochise Counties. The IBWC is the entity responsible for implementing… MORE…

New USGS Hydrology Reports Available

Concentration and trend of 1,4-dioxane in wells sampled during 2002–2017 in the vicinity of the Tucson International Airport Area Superfund Site, Arizona Groundwater, surface-water, and water-chemistry data, Black Mesa area, northeastern Arizona—2013–2015 The USGS Arizona Water Science Center provides resource managers and the public with critical water resource information for Arizona and the Southwest. Two recent publications help explain the… MORE…

Government Goings-on: Rapids Ahead for 2018

—Alan Dulaney Lots of things that were predicted to happen in 2017, didn’t. The drought didn’t end (ignore what California thinks). Lake Mead didn’t fall below water level elevations that would have triggered a shortage declaration. The much-negotiated Drought Contingency Plan for the Lower Basin states on the Colorado River didn’t happen. The prerequisite DCP Plus agreement for Arizona didn’t… MORE…

News from the AHS Foundation

The AHS Foundation is sad to bid farewell to Gail Cordy, who is retiring from our board of directors after 11 years of service that began when we launched in 2006. (That’s the same year she won the AHS Lifetime Achievement Award, by the way). For the past 6 years, Gail has served as president, making lasting contributions to this… MORE…

Raffle Winners Announced

The Jim Click Millions for Tucson Raffle 2017 Edition has finished. The winners were drawn on December 14 and included: Nicole Pecha of Tucson, who won the third prize of $5,000 (ticket sold by Tucson Soccer Academy) Robert Crow of Gold Canyon, who won the second prize of two plane tickets (ticket sold by Arizona Youth Partnership) John MacTaggart of… MORE…