WRRC Talks for March 2016
All talks will be held 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. / WRRC Sol Resnick Conference Room (350 N. Campbell) unless otherwise specified
Economic Aspects of the Yuma Case Study on Ag Water Efficiency
- Date: March 8, 2016
- Speaker: George Frisvold, Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Agriculture & Resource Economics
Prof. Frisvold will address the economic aspects of water use and efficiency of Yuma agriculture as reported in A Case Study in Efficiency-Agriculture and Water Use in the Yuma, Arizona Area published by the Yuma County Agriculture Coalition in February 2015.
Water Banking and Arizona’s Framework for Groundwater Recharge and Recovery
- Date: March 10, 2016
- Speakers: Sharon B. Megdal, PhD, Director, Water Resources Research Center, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, UA; and Ken Seasholes, Manager, Resource Planning and Analysis, CAP
Megdal and Seasholes will join forces to discuss Arizona’s groundwater recharge and recovery rules and the state’s unique form of water banking. This presentation is part of the nationwide observance of National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 6–12, 2016.
Perspectives of an Electric Utility Executive on the Water-Energy-Climate Nexus
- Date: March 29, 2016
- Time/Location: 12:00 p.m. / The University of Arizona ENR2 Building, Room S107
- Speaker: Charles Bayless, retired Chairman and CEO of Tucson Electric Power and Illinois Power.
The WRRC presents its 2016 Distinguished Speaker! Charles Bayless will speak on the interaction of water, energy, and climate and the shifts that will need to occur at the industry-level to take responsibility for our water and natural resources. He will discuss the complex and growing interactions between water, energy, and climate, focusing on the relationship between the Nation’s largest water user, the electric power industry, and the Nation’s largest electricity user, the water industry. He was President and Provost of the West Virginia University Institute of Technology and is currently on the boards of several water and energy organizations.