WRRC Weekly Wave
December 20, 2013
Volume 1, Issue 13

In This Issue:
  • Registration NOW LIVE for 2014 WRRC Annual Conference
  • C2E Program Awarded $152,000 Grant
  • Jan. 24 Brown Bag: Chris Udall (Agri-Business Council of Arizona)

... And much more!

Upcoming Events
Jan. 15
Jan. 24
Jan. 30
Feb. 3
Feb. 14
April 8
Poster Abstract Deadline: WRRC Annual Conference10th Annual WRRC Chocolate Fest
Registration NOW OPEN For 2014 WRRC Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the WRRC's April 8, 2014 Annual Conference, "Closing the Gap Between Water Supply and Demand."   

Regular registration is $100 until March 6, 2014 (after March 6, $125) and $35 for students. The conference will be held at the University of Arizona Student Union Memorial Center in Tucson, Ariz.

Explore the agenda and learn more about the sponsors and keynote speakers.

Chris Udall
Presentation: Agri-Business Council of Arizona's Perspective on Water and Agriculture in Arizona
Time: 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Location: WRRC Sol Resnick Conference Room (350 N. Campbell)

Speaker: Chris Udall, Executive Director, Agri-Business Council of Arizona

Chris Udall, Executive Director of the Agri-Business Council of Arizona (ABC), will introduce Brown Bag attendees to the Council and its purpose, and familiarize them with the issues in which it is currently involved. Note: The WRRC will also webcast this presentation via Blackboard Collaborate

Walton Family Foundation Awards C2E Program $152,000 Grant

The WRRC's Conserve to Enhance (C2E) Program has been awarded a $152,000 grant from the Walton Family Foundation. The grant marks the third consecutive year of Walton Family Foundation support for C2E. This year's grant will support the utilization of the C2E Water Use Dashboard, which will debut in January 2014. An innovative new online tool, the Dashboard eases the adoption of C2E for new communities, organizations and businesses, and streamlines C2E participation for water customers. Learn more about the C2E program at conserve2enhance.org.

City of Chandler and Intel Support Arizona Project WET Teacher Academies

The City of Chandler recently joined forces with Arizona Project WET (APW), the Chandler School District and Intel to develop needed professional development for teachers. Teacher Academy funding ($10,314) from the City of Chandler is matched by Intel to help APW provide a community approach to quality education. 


The City of Chandler has been a longtime sponsor and partner of APW's Arizona Water Festival Program. Funding from the City has provided much of the human and financial capital to support the Water Festival over the past six years.

Register Today for Jan. 15 WRRC-AZWater Workshop in Tempe

Register today for the Jan. 15, 2014 WRRC-AZWater workshop, "Transforming Research into Practice: Finding Solutions to Arizona Water Challenges." The day-long (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) interactive workshop aims to bridge gaps between scientific research, industry and utilities, and will feature a special session honoring the research legacy of Dr. Herman Bouwer. Registration is $40 (AZ Water Member), $50 (Non-Member) and $20 (Student). Register here

Today marks the final day to submit a poster abstract for the workshop. Click here to submit an abstract. 

Save the Date: 10th Annual WRRC Chocolate Fest (Feb. 14, 2014)


Join the Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) for our 10th Annual Chocolate Fest, co-sponsored by the UA Water Sustainability Program. Enjoy chocolate from local kitchens and around the world. This year's event will feature a celebration of the WRRC's 50th Anniversary. The Chocolate Fest will be held at the WRRC Sol Resnick Conference Room on Feb. 14, 2014 from 3:30 - 5 p.m. Read about our history here


Water RAPIDS Program Hires Graduate Research Assistant 


The WRRC's Water RAPIDS (Research and Planning Innovations for Dryland Systems) Program recently added a new team member. Ashley Hullinger will be joining the Water RAPIDS team in January as a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA). Hullinger is pursuing a Master's degree from the University of Arizona's Planning Department. Learn more about the Water RAPIDS Program here.

C2E Reschedules Mitchell Park Worksite Days: Jan 4 & 11

The WRRC's Conserve to Enhance (C2E) Program will hold two work days at its Mitchell Park community enhancement work site on Jan. 4 and 11, which will wrap up improvements at that site. These days were rescheduled after uncooperative weather earlier this month. C2E staff members and volunteers also worked at the Henry Elementary improvement site on Dec. 14. Learn more about the C2E Program here


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The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) - a unit within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) - promotes understanding of critical state and regional water management and policy issues through research, education and outreach. The WRRC works closely with Arizona Cooperative Extension, a CALS outreach organization that  provides a statewide network of knowledgeable faculty and staff that provides lifelong educational programs for all Arizonans. For more information, visit us at wrrc.arizona.edu.