Congratulations to Our 2017 Intern Scholars

We are pleased to announce the recipients of our 2017 AHS intern scholarships! This is one of our flagship programs. Each intern gets the opportunity to work for several organizations — typically a combination of agencies, consulting firms, municipalities, and/or mining companies — where they conduct fieldwork and data analyses that are typical of an entry-level hydrology-related position. Each award… MORE…

2017 Raffle Prizes Include Ford Explorer, Airline Tix, and Cash!

Purchase a raffle ticket to support AHS’s internships, scholarships, and other educational activities. The drawing will be held in December. Grand Prize: 2017 Ford Explorer Platinum 2nd Prize: Two round-trip, first-class airline tickets to anywhere in the world! 3rd Prize: $5,000 cash! Tickets are $25 each or five for $100 and are available from Howard Grahn (Tucson) or Mike Hulst (Phoenix). Download the flyer… MORE…

Government Goings-on: Summer Water News

—Alan Dulaney Even in the depths of summer, with intense heat and multiple fires, developments occur within the world of water resources. Water Saved through Conservation No provider likes to raise rates, yet water conservation works to hold down rate increases. The Alliance for Water Efficiency worked with Tucson and Gilbert to evaluate how far rates would have risen over… MORE…

Now Available: Geoscience in Arizona Factsheet

How do you quantify the impact of geology and the geoscience community on the health and vigor of a state’s economy? The American Geosciences Institute is doing just that with its State Geoscience Information Factsheets. Geoscience and Arizona is the newest factsheet and includes information on the role geoscience plays in powering Arizona’s economy.  Employment: 6,600 geoscience employees | 12,400… MORE…

NGWA Conference: Call for Papers

Groundwater Issues & Science Affecting Policy & Management in the Southwest Albuquerque, NM | February 26-27, 2018 Although groundwater is used across the country, it is particularly important in the American Southwest, where surface water resources may be insufficient to meet daily needs. The NGWA is hosting a conference that will focus on groundwater availability, use, policy, and management in southwestern… MORE…

A New Online Hub for Water Information

Organized around five themes — drought and climate, environmental systems, management and policy, society and culture, and technology and industry — the UA Water Network presents a compilation of water research within the many UA departments, centers, institutes, and programs. The site includes tools that are helpful to faculty, students, and the public: Expertise directory — search for faculty by… MORE…

Requests from ADEQ for Stakeholder Input and Water Quality Data

Public meeting on Arizona surface water quality standards. ADEQ is launching its triennial review rulemaking process with a meeting to solicit stakeholder input, develop working groups, and propose a timeline for this effort. The meeting will be held on June 21, form 2–4 pm, at ADEQ headquarters, 1110 W. Washington Street in Phoenix. MORE » Clean Water Act assessment. ADEQ… MORE…

Government Goings-on: Holding Pattern in the Drought

—by Alan Dulaney Yes, we are still in a drought. California went ahead and declared the drought’s end on the basis of one wet winter, but that hardly seems prudent. ADWR reports drought at only moderate levels for southern and central Arizona. Although January and February brought snow to the high country, Arizona recognizes that a 17-year drought doesn’t end… MORE…