WRRC Weekly Wave
February 21, 2014 
Volume 2, Issue 7

In This Issue:
  • Feb. 25 Brown Bag: The Cochise Water Project
  • C2E Program to Host Workshops on the Future of Ariz. Water in Natural Areas
  • March 2014 Brown Bag Seminar Preview

... And much more!

Upcoming Events
Feb. 25
March 4
March 13
March 24
March 25
April 7
WRRC Brown Bag: A Water Update From Down Under (Rosalind Bark)WRRC Brown Bag: AZ Water Infrastructure Finance Authority (WIFA)
Early Bird Registration Deadline Extended Through March 10: Final Two Weeks 

Early bird registration for the WRRC's April 8 Annual Conference, "Closing the Gap Between Water Supply and Demand," has been extended through Monday, March 10REGISTER NOW! Early bird registration is just $100 through March 10 (after March 10, $125) and students are welcome to register for only $35. 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
The Cochise Water Project
Presentation: The Cochise Water Project - Synergy at Work
Time: 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Location: WRRC Sol Resnick Conference Room (350 N. Campbell)
Speakers: Dave Grieshop & Tim Cervantes, TCWP
An overview of a new NGO in Cochise County: The Cochise Water Project (TCWP) and its current and future programs. Learn how TCWP began, organized and developed its programs, and how it measures its effectiveness to ensure it is a good steward of the funding provided. NOTE: This presentation will also be webcast live via Blackboard Collaborate. Learn more here.

WRRC to Host Regional Workshops on the Future of Water in Ariz. Natural Areas

Over the past year, the WRRC has worked with more than 250 Arizona stakeholders to learn more about considering water for natural areas through surveys, discussions and focus groups. The WRRC is now looking to build on what was learned to determine future recommendations for how Arizonans should consider water for natural areas in management and planning. To do this, the WRRC will host a series of three regional workshops in Tucson (April 7), Phoenix (April 17) and Flagstaff (May 16) to discuss what should and shouldn't be considered in the future. Learn more and RSVP here.


C2E Program to Hold March 4 Community Enhancement Grant Workshop

The WRRC's Conserve to Enhance (C2E) Program is now accepting applications for its 2014 Community Enhancement Grant. To explain and answer questions about the grant process, C2E will host a grant workshop on Tuesday, March 4 from 5 - 6 p.m. at the Water Resources Research Center in Tucson (350 N. Campbell Ave.). 
For more information about the Community Enhancement Grant, click here (deadline to submit: April 11). To attend the C2E Grant workshop on March 4, please RSVP to: 

March Brown Bag Preview: Three Presentations Next Month

The WRRC will host three Brown Bag seminars in March. On March 13, Don Gross (Water Resources Engineer, ADWR) will give the talk, "Colorado River Simulation System: Overview and Use in Planning and Operation of the Colorado River." On March 24, Rosalind Bark (Resource Economist, CSIRO - Brisbane, Australia) will present, "A Water Update from Down Under." And on March 25, Susan Craig and Melanie Ford (Arizona Water Infrastructure Finance Authority) will give the presentation, "An Insider's Look at WIFA and WIFA-Funded Infrastructure Projects: The Most Needed, The Most Unique, The Most Sustainable."

UA Grad Student Teams Up with Arizona Project WET to Test Water Quality


Jesse Gonzalez, a graduate student in the UA Dept. of Chemical Engineering, recently presented his work as part of the NSF-funded GK-12/Heatwaves mentoring program. Arizona Project WET (APW)  is a collaborator on the program. Gonzales taught 5th grade students at Quail Run Elementary about proper lab techniques using APW water quality testing equipment to determine the chemical and physical quality of water from Arizona, California, and Minnesota sources. 

Arizona Project WET's Pam Justice Competes in Verde River Jeopardy


Pam Justice represented Arizona Project WET yesterday along with jeopardy partner Steve Pawlowski from the Sierra Club in a rousing game of Verde River Jeopardy. This special Birds 'n Beer event drew 90 people and was part of I  the Verde River month from the Western Rivers Action Network (WRAN). Through the month of February, Audubon will also host the special exhibit, "A River Runs Thru Us," featuring artwork inspired by the Verde River. Learn more here.


18 Days Left to Register at the Early Bird Rate for WRRC Annual Conference


Time is running short to take advantage of special early bird registration rates for the April 8 WRRC Annual Conference. Register now through March 10 for just $100. After March 10, rates increase to $125. (Student rate: $35.) 

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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.