October 2015 WRRC Brown Bags

Brown bag seminars are held from 12:00–1:15 pm, in the WRRC Sol Resnick Conference Room at the University of Arizona (350 N. Campbell Ave.)  

A Case Study in Efficiency — Agriculture and Water Use in the Yuma, Arizona Area

Date: Thursday October 8

Speakers: N.W. “Bill” Plummer, President of the Agribusiness and Water Council of Arizona, and Dr. Paul Brown, UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

The Yuma, Arizona, area has a long history of water resources development relating to the Colorado River. This is due to several factors, including a supply of high-priority Colorado River water, fertile soils, and an availability of a work force. It has prospered because of these factors and because of high agricultural efficiencies and technological innovations. This presentation will provide a general overview of irrigation management in Yuma County. It will include a review of recent water use and cropping patterns and factors that impact irrigation infrastructure, management / scheduling, and efficiencies.  [MORE]

Pumps, Pipelines, and Property Rights: Legal and Political Challenges for Decentralized Groundwater Governance in Central Texas

Date: Thursday, October 29
Speaker: Zach Sugg, PhD candidate, UA School of Geography and Development

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