Pilot System Conservation Program

Several entities — CAP, Denver Water, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Southern Nevada Water Authority, and the Bureau of Reclamation — are providing up to $32M to fund Colorado River system water conservation projects. This “Pilot System Conservation Program” (PSCP) is funding projects from all water use sectors (agricultural, municipal, and industrial) in all seven Colorado River Basin… MORE…

2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner: Stan Leake

AHS congratulates Stanley A. Leake, the latest recipient of our Lifetime Achievement Award (LFA). The award was presented to him at this year’s annual symposium in Flagstaff. Stan is an Arizona-born-and-bred groundwater hydrologist who, during the course of his 42+ year career with the USGS, has impacted the field of hydrology on an international scale. A graduate of both ASU (B.S.… MORE…

Colorado River Basin Data Visualization Challenge: $60K in Prize Money

Launch: September 7, 2017 Close: November 17, 2017 Details, Questions, and Registration at InnoCentive |  Follow at Challenge.gov | Solver FAQ The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation seeks innovative, interactive, and user-driven visualizations to improve the understanding of past, current, and projected water conditions in the Colorado River Basin. Reclamation and Colorado River Basin (CRB) data plays a significant role in the management of… MORE…

Colorado River Conference

When: October 10 Where: Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas, 6333 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale A group of Arizona’s leaders in water resources law and policy will gather to discuss the Colorado River with specific reference to Arizona impacts, interests, and actions. Presentations will be made by representatives of ADWR, including its Director Tom Buschatzke, CAP, Gila River Indian Community, U.S. Bureau of… MORE…

AzWater Young Professionals Happy Hour Event

Tracking Down the Roots of Our Sanitary Sewers — presented by Jon Schladweiler When: September 18,  5:30–7:30 PM Where: Borderlands Brewing Company, 119 E. Toole Ave, Tucson Contact: Beth Kleiman, 520-382-2572 Register: Visit the AzWater web site Sewer historian Jon C. Schladweiler is presenting on the history of sanitary sewer systems in this free speaker event. Held at Borderlands Brewing Company, this… MORE…

BSMAR 16 Abstracts Due Nov 1

The 16th biennial symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge — “Recharge to the Rescue! Managed Aquifer Recharge as a Water Management Tool — will take place at on March 5-7, 2018, in San Diego. This event continues a long-standing series of symposia originating in Arizona in 1978. The 15th MAR Symposium was combined with the Ninth International Symposium on Managed Aquifer… MORE…

Government Goings-on: Late Summer Thunderstorms

—Alan Dulaney Lightning flashes and the rumbles and booms of thunder comprise the usual picture we have of late summer storms. However, this year they are being replicated in meetings across Arizona. It hasn’t been quiet this summer. In June, Governor Ducey convened state water leaders in a discussion of issues facing Arizona. The Governor wants one voice speaking for… MORE…

Brown Bag on Flood Control Using Holistic Management

Pima County Regional Flood Control District Monthly Brown Bag Speaker: Ricardo Aguirre, Holistic Engineering and Land Management, Inc. Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM Location: 9th Floor Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone, Tucson AZ, 85701 Flooding, soil erosion, and dust storms are all symptoms of degraded land known as desertification, which results in an ecological… MORE…