New Groundwater Book Available

High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World’s Growing Dependence on Groundwater Bill Alley, National Ground Water Association (NGWA) Science Director, and his wife, science writer Rosemarie Alley, have teamed up on the new book, High and Dry: Meeting the Challenges of the World’s Growing Dependence on Groundwater, published by Yale University Press. A first-of-its kind for a broad … MORE…

2017 Arizona Science & Engineering Fair

—By Paul Plato On April 12, 2017, AHS, in cooperation with CAP, presented awards to deserving hydrology and water projects at the annual Arizona Science & Engineering Fair. This marks the 14th straight year AHS has teamed with CAP to award prizes at AzSEF, and we would like to thank Robert Frank of CH2MHill and Wayne Pudney, who helped me … MORE…

The Arizona Geological Survey is back in business!

AZGS has some great news to report. On Friday, May 5, Governor Ducey signed the FY2018 budget into law. It includes $941,000 in annual funding for AZGS and assures that the agency will be part of the State’s base budget through 2020. The renewed funding is a direct result of efforts led by Senator Gail Griffin, who introduced SB 1184. … MORE…

Become a Citizen Science Water Monitor for ADEQ

For over three decades, ADEQ has implemented a variety of programs and funded grants to monitor, protect, and improve the quality of Arizona’s surface waters. To enhance these efforts, ADEQ established Arizona Water Watch. Anyone ages 10 through retirement is encouraged to volunteer in the Citizen Science Water Monitoring Program and help ADEQ protect our water for future generations. Volunteers receive training, help … MORE…

Beyond the Mirage is Now Available on Amazon 

Just in case you missed Beyond the Mirage: the Future of Water in the West last year, you can now stream this award-winning documentary on Amazon. Beyond the Mirage takes a hard look at the water challenges faced by the Western U.S., and offers testimony to the resolve of water management professionals seeking a way forward.

Government Goings-on: The DCP & a Tale of Two Agencies

—Alan Dulaney Apparently, water really is for fighting over. The heavy precipitation this year across the Colorado River Basin improved storage to the extent that the probability of a declared shortage in the Lower Basin in 2018 rolled back to around 30%. Lakes Powell and Mead both received much-needed inflows. Still, Lake Mead suffers from a structural deficit — more … MORE…

Talk on USFS Watersheds Program

The Role of National Forest Lands in Improving Watershed Health through the Watershed Condition Framework Speaker: Kelly Mott Lacroix, Hydrologist, USFS Date/Time: Monday, May 8, 3:45–5:00 pm Location: WRRC, Sol Resnick Meeting Room, 350 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ Covering 450 million acres and encompassing over 15,000 subwatersheds, the USFS Watershed Condition Framework (WCF) is significant in scope and has the potential … MORE…

A Thank You from Some SARSEF Winners…

Just in case you ever doubted whether AHS makes an impact… We received a packet from a group of fourth graders at the Richard B. Wilson School in Oro Valley — the 1st Place winners of SARSEF for their “The Power of Water” project, which won a $50 prize, the AHS Award of Excellence. There were more than 40 cards with thank you … MORE…