Arizona Water News

Arizona, 12 other states sue EPA over water rules Arizona Daily Star | Tony Davis In one section of its new rules protecting washes and streams, the Environmental Protection Agency says it will narrow the scope of regulation. In another section, the EPA says it’ll slightly increase the number of rivers, streams and washes eligible for regulation. Opponents of the new… MORE…

Special Tucson Chapter Meeting on Qanat — June 30

Come and enjoy learning about Qanat! Tired of summer heat? Join the AHS Tucson Chapter for a unique talk from expert Iranian hydrologists Sattar Chavoshi and Hamideh Nouri. They will present the traditional methods of Iranian water management practices, called Qanat and compare these methods to modern practices. AHS has scheduled this special meeting to accommodate their limited time in… MORE…

Call for Papers for the 2015 Annual AHS Symposium!

The Phoenix Chapter is soliciting abstracts for papers and posters to be presented at the 28th Annual Symposium. The symposium is a premier event in the Southwest for hydrology and water resources science, engineering, and public policy. AHS solicits descriptions of projects and research from hydrologists, geologists, engineers, planners, water policy and legal professionals, and teachers. Important Dates Abstracts must… MORE…

Save the Date: NASA-ISRO SAR Mission Applications Workshop

Linking the Applied Science Community to Mission Data When: October 13–15, 2015 Where: NASA Ames Conference Center, Moffett Field, CA Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data can and has been applied to a diverse set of land and water resource management and survey problems; these include post-disaster damage assessment, volcano and landslide hazard assessment, urban and structural monitoring, permafrost degradation, wetlands… MORE…

Guest Editorial: Arizona and CAP — Prepared for Shortage and Addressing Long-Term Water Supplies

By Marie Pearthree, PE, CAP Deputy General Manager, Strategic Initiatives, and Public Policy; President Elect, AZ Water Association Board of Directors June 3, 2015 — Arizona’s Colorado River water users, particularly those served by the CAP face a growing probability that the Colorado River, severely impacted by 15 years of drought, could go into shortage in the next few years. The… MORE…

Arizona Water News: June 2015

Third straw at plunging Lake Mead nearly complete June 1, 2015 | By Conor Shine | Las Vegas Sun Six hundred feet down an elevator shaft near the shore of Lake Mead, the weight of Las Vegas’ future rests on a 19,000-pound plug at the mouth of a three-mile tunnel. The plug sits atop a domed cavern beneath the lake, holding back… MORE…

ASCE Releases 2015 Report Card for Arizona’s Infrastructure

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has released the 2015 Report Card for Arizona’s Infrastructure. The Report Card includes grades for nine categories, mostly in the areas of transportation, flood control, and water and wastewater. The average grade for Arizona across all nine categories is about a C, with individual grades ranging from a D+ for roads to a… MORE…