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…

AZGS Releases New Hydrogeologic Report for the East Salt River Valley

The AZGS has published the following report, which contains supporting maps, cross sections, and GIS data: Gootee, B.F., Cook, J.P., Young, J.A. and Pearthree, P.A., 2017, Subsurface hydrogeologic investigation of the Superstition Vistas Planning Area, Maricopa, and Pinal Counties, Arizona. Arizona Geological Survey Special Paper 11 This hydrogeologic report describes a Phase-II study to investigate and characterize groundwater resources in the… MORE…

Congratulations to Our 2017 Intern Scholars

We are pleased to announce the recipients of our 2017 AHS intern scholarships! This is one of our flagship programs. Each intern gets the opportunity to work for several organizations — typically a combination of agencies, consulting firms, municipalities, and/or mining companies — where they conduct fieldwork and data analyses that are typical of an entry-level hydrology-related position. Each award… MORE…

2017 Raffle Prizes Include Ford Explorer, Airline Tix, and Cash!

Purchase a raffle ticket to support AHS’s internships, scholarships, and other educational activities. The drawing will be held in December. Grand Prize: 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum 2nd Prize: Two round-trip, first-class airline tickets to anywhere in the world! 3rd Prize: $5,000 cash! Tickets are $25 each or five for $100 and are available from Howard Grahn (Tucson) or Mike Hulst (Phoenix). Download the flyer… MORE…

Government Goings-on: Summer Water News

—Alan Dulaney Even in the depths of summer, with intense heat and multiple fires, developments occur within the world of water resources. Water Saved through Conservation No provider likes to raise rates, yet water conservation works to hold down rate increases. The Alliance for Water Efficiency worked with Tucson and Gilbert to evaluate how far rates would have risen over… MORE…

Now Available: Geoscience in Arizona Factsheet

How do you quantify the impact of geology and the geoscience community on the health and vigor of a state’s economy? The American Geosciences Institute is doing just that with its State Geoscience Information Factsheets. Geoscience and Arizona is the newest factsheet and includes information on the role geoscience plays in powering Arizona’s economy.  Employment: 6,600 geoscience employees | 12,400… MORE…