AZ Water Research Committee Annual Workshop

What’s Going On In Water? AZ Water Research Committee Annual Workshop “Water: The Center Of Debate!” Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Location: SRP PERA Club (1 E. Continental Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281) Being in the middle of Arizona’s longest drought, climate change, unpredictable growth, and the ever pending regulatory requirements, many questions have arose regarding the use… MORE…

Upcoming WRRC Brown Bag Seminars

Both talks will be held at theWRRC Sol Resnick Conference Room (350 N. Campbell Ave.) at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Surface Water/Groundwater Interactions in Arizona: Physical Realities and Experiences in the Real World Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014 Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Speaker: James Leenhouts, Director, USGS Arizona Water Science Center Streams and aquifers are hydraulically… MORE…

Government Goings-On — December 2014

The election season is over.  Once the session begins in January, the new Legislature will have their hands full with the budget for the next fiscal year—a deficit of $1.5 billion is currently projected.  This might mean serious cuts in the General Fund budgets for ADWR and ADEQ.  Yet the head of Governor Ducey’s transition team, former Senator Jon Kyl,… MORE…

In the Media: Articles on Water-Related Topics

Water Wells Drying Up on Tucson’s Fringes By Tony Davis, The Arizona Daily Star October 24, 2014 When he moved to his Tortolita Mountain foothills home in the 1980s, Glenn Phillips’ well would run over each time it rained in the winter. “You could pump and pump all you wanted,” he remembers. Twenty-nine years, two more wells and $60,000 later, Phillips is… MORE…

Upcoming WRRC-Sponsored Brown Bag Seminars

Brown Bag Seminar: Colorado River Simulation System (CRSS) — Overview & Use Planning & Operation Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Time: 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Location: WRRC Sol Resnick Conference Room (350 N. Campbell Ave.) Speaker: Don Gross, Water Resources Engineer, Colorado River Management Don Gross’s Brown Bag presentation will include a brief history of the development the Colorado River Simulation System (CRSS), and its… MORE…

Bouwer Internship Wrap-up 2014

By Anthony Ferrell The year was 2014, and I just received news that I was the recipient of the Herman Bouwer Intern Scholarship. Being a geology undergraduate student, this was a major opportunity for me and the fortune of receiving this award could help to kick off my future career. Choosing which companies to work for was difficult, because I… MORE…

Play Doh and Teachers: A Winning Combination for STEM and Students

How can teachers get students interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and develop critical thinking skills?  For a group of 20 teachers from the Prescott area attending the AHS-AIPG Symposium, it began with a basic understanding of geologic principles such as the Laws of Superposition and Cross Cutting Relations, a brief history of the Grand Canyon, and several… MORE…

2015 AHS Symposium Planning Committee

The 2015 AHS symposium planning committee met at the Boulders on Broadway, in Tempe on October 23. The brainstorming session included ideas for plenary speakers and possible themes. The 2015 Symposium will be at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix, September 16–19. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, November 19th at the Boulders again, 530 W Broadway Rd, Tempe,… MORE…