AHS Endowment Surpasses $200,000

The AHS Foundation reports that its full endowment has reached a value of $205,754, in response to a strong investment market and continuing private and corporate donations. Although your donations are held indefinitely, these earnings support the Society’s charitable and educational activities. The value of the Halpenny (Tucson) fraction of the endowment is now $38,156; the Bower (Phoenix) fraction, $35,947;… MORE…

Government Goings-on: Adjudicating Groundwater

—by Alan Dulaney A recent Ninth Circuit Court ruling shakes the basic structure of Western water regulation by introducing the concept of prior rights into groundwater law where it was never seen before. In late November, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from water management agencies near Palm Springs, California, concerning groundwater rights under the Winters Doctrine.… MORE…

Pre-proposals Due to WRRC for 104g National Competitive Grants

The WRRC is accepting pre-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 to apply. Proposals may be for projects of 1 to 3 years in duration and may request… MORE…

Register Now for BSMAR16!!

The 16th Biennial Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge, “Recharge to the Rescue! Managed Aquifer Recharge as a Water Management Tool,” will take place on March 5-7, 2018, in San Diego. This event continues a longstanding series of symposia originating in Arizona in 1978. The Groundwater Resources Association of California and AHS have teamed up to hold the BSMAR event, with… MORE…

AZGS Releases Revised Earth Fissure Maps

Each monsoon season finds the AZGS mapping team in the field addressing new leads and revisiting fissures with a history of activity. Mapping results are compiled on existing earth fissure study area maps, which are then revised, re-versioned, and released online at the interactive Natural Hazards in Arizona site. This year, AZGS is releasing revised maps for Apache Junction, Maricopa… MORE…

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…