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…

Brown Bag: Upper Santa Cruz River Risk MAP Project / HEC-RAS 2D

Pima County Regional Flood Control District Monthly Brown Bag Series Speaker: Ian Sharp, J.E. Fuller/Hydrology & Geomorphology, Inc. Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Time: 12:00 – 1:00 Location: 9th Floor Public Works Building, 201 N. Stone, Tucson AZ, 85701 Floodplain regulators and others have long suspected that the existing mapping of the Santa Cruz River floodplain is inaccurate and outdated… MORE…

Thanks to Our Craft Beer Tasting Sponsors!

On May 10th, the Phoenix Chapter hosted a fundraiser at the San Tan Brewery in Chandler to support the Herman Bouwer Intern Scholarship program. Charlie Ester with SRP presented on Fire & Water: Restoring Arizona’s Forests, highlighting how we can restore our forests to protect them from mega-fire events. Over 40 people attended and approximately $700 profit will be given… MORE…

WRRC Brown Bag Seminar

Preserving Lake Kinneret (the Sea of Galilee) as a Strategic Regional Water Resource in a Changing Climate Time: June 16, 2017, 12:00p–1:15 pm Place: Sol Resnick Meeting Room, 350 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson Speaker: Doron Markel, Israeli Water Authority Lake Kinneret (the Sea of Galilee) is the only freshwater lake in Israel, supplying about 20% of the country’s potable water. Israel also… MORE…

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…