Upcoming WRRC-Sponsored Events for January and February

Brown Bag Seminars

Brown bags are held on Wednesdays, from 12:00–1:15 p.m., at the Sol Resnick Conference Room (350 N. Campbell Ave.) unless otherwise noted.

Agricultural Persistence in the Face of Urbanization

Date: Friday, January 22, 2016

Speaker: Abigail York, Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University (ASU) and Associate Professor of Governance and Public Policy, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, ASU.

WSP Distinguished Speaker: The Farm Family Alliance and its Role in Western Water Policy

Date / Time: Friday, January 29,  1:30 P.M.
Location: UA, Haury Lecture Hall (room S107) of ENR2
Speaker: Patrick O’Toole

Patrick O’Toole is the President of the Family Farm Alliance, a former member of Wyoming’s House of Representatives, and a cattle and sheep rancher and hay grower with strong backgrounds in irrigated agriculture and Wyoming politics. He serves on a variety of boards addressing the juncture of agriculture and conservation, including the Advisory Committee for AGree, a national agricultural policy group. Ladder Ranch, where he and his wife Sharon live, has been in her family since 1881 and it is the recipient of the prestigious 2014 Leopold Conservation Award. Because the ranch straddles the Wyoming-Colorado border, it has long afforded Mr. O’Toole the opportunity to view some unique water issues, first hand.

International Transboundary Water Assessments

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016

Speaker: Randy Hanson, Hydrologist, USGS, California Water Science Center, San Diego

Description: Contributions to the ISARM (Internationally Shared Aquifer Resources Management) and TWAP (Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme) Assessments with examples of ISARM Americas from the Mexico-United States border.

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