Government Goings-On — February 2015

Every January a flurry of activity seems to characterize all levels of government.  Like clockwork, many things are happening early in 2015. Governor Ducey has nominated Tom Buschatzke to be the new Director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources.  Tom has been Assistant Director since 2011, and had an earlier supervisory stint at ADWR when Adjudications was still an… MORE…

2015 AHS Symposium Committee Meeting February 18th

The AHS annual symposium is getting closer (September 16–18 2015). We have secured a venue, the Desert Willow Conference Center, which we last used in 2012. We have a theme: “Where Did the Water Go?” which should generate some interesting talks. Give a hand to the Phoenix chapter in organizing this hallmark event. The next planning committee meeting will be… MORE…

AHS Membership 2015 Renewal Reminder

New Year’s Day has come and gone, so if you haven’t already renewed your AHS membership, it’s time to get it done. Dues are still only $45! Please remember that 2015 membership dues were included in both full registration and 1-day 2014 symposium registration fees, so those of you who attended need not renew. Membership dues can to be renewed… MORE…

Water in the Media

Water Department Examines Aging Water System Paulina Pineda, The Republic | azcentral.com December 16, 2014 Water shot about 100 feet into the air for two hours on Oct. 15 after a water main failed near 28th Avenue and Indian School Road, causing road closures and flooding. The 51-year-old pipe, installed in 1963, had a hole in the top. Arizona Shower… MORE…

Spots Available on Grand Canyon Raft Trip

Have you ever thought about rafting through some of the most amazing geology on the planet? Then consider joining Alison Jones on a motorized raft trip through the Grand Canyon, July 6–12, 2015. We’ll be looking at geologic points of interest from the Precambrian Supergroup to recent debris flows. The trip departs from Lee’s Ferry on July 6, and flying… MORE…

AHS Membership 2015 Renewal Reminder

The new year is here, so if you haven’t already, it’s time to renew your AHS membership! Dues are still only $45! Please remember that 2015 membership dues were included in both full registration and 1-day 2014 symposium registration fees, so those of you who attended need not renew. Membership dues can to be renewed online or by mail. Thank… MORE…

Government Goings-On — January 2015

A little breathing room is always appreciated. In December, the three Lower Basin states plus other parties signed an agreement to store an extra 740,000 acre-feet in Lake Mead by 2017. The ultimate goal is to save 3 million acre-feet by 2020. Arizona will leave 345,000 acre-feet in lake storage by substituting some water off the Salt-Verde River system and… MORE…

Water in the Media — December 2014

West Valley Cities Eyeing Reclaimed Water Amid Drought, Population Growth David Madrid, The Republic | azcentral.com November 25, 2014 Drought and population growth are driving some West Valley cities to place a greater importance on reclaimed water — or water from a toilet, shower, dishwasher and the like — as a renewable drinking-water resource. Although drinking water that was once… MORE…