WRRC Weekly Wave
February 20, 2015 
Volume 3, Issue 6
In This Issue:
  • Feb. 26 WRRC Brown Bag: Antibiotic Resistance in Agroecosystems
  • C2E to be Featured in River Network Forum
  • Two WRRC Brown Bags During NGWA Week 

... And much more!

Upcoming Events
Mar. 5
Mar. 9
Mar. 11
Mar. 26
Mar. 31
Apr. 9-10

WRRC and GRIC Collaborate to Host 2015 WRRC Annual Conference: 
Indigenous Perspectives on Sustainable Water Practices
The UA Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) is partnering with the Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) to host its upcoming June 9-10, 2015 Annual Conference, "Indigenous Perspectives on Sustainable Water Practices," to be held at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in Chandler, Arizona. 

The first day of the Conference will feature experts on tribal water law and a panel discussion of tribal water successes, while presentations on day two will focus on the history of water use in Native American agriculture, tribal riparian restoration success stories, and youth engagement in traditional agricultural practices. Day two will also feature a lunchtime ceremonial recognition of the 10th Anniversary of the Arizona Water Rights Settlement Act. Registration information coming soon!

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Alistair Boxall and Eddie Cytryn
Presentation: Antibiotic Resistance in Agroecosystems
Speakers: Alistair B. A. Boxall, University
of York (UK), and Eddie Cytryn, Researcher, Volcani Center Institute of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences (Israel).
Special Time/Location: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. / WRRC Sol Resnick Conference Room (350 N. Campbell)
Note: This presentation will also be webcast live via GoToWebinar.

Monday, Mar. 9
Tucson Water
Presentation: Tucson Water Recycled Water Program
Speakers: Jeff Biggs, Interim Deputy Director; Fernando Molina, Public Information Officer; Wally Wilson, Chief Hydrologist
Time/Location: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. / WRRC Sol Resnick Conference Room (350 N. Campbell)

Wednesday, Mar. 11 - 
New Date 
Gary C. Woodard
Presentation: The Surprising Slide in Domestic Demand: Be careful what you wish for
Speaker: Gary C. Woodard, JD, MPP, Senior Water Policy and Economics Consultant, Montgomery & Associates
Time/Location: 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. / WRRC Sol Resnick Conference Room (350 N. Campbell)

National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 8-14, 2015 

Now well into its second decade, Groundwater Awareness Week spotlights one of the world's most important resources - groundwater. The National Groundwater Association spearheads this annual effort to raise public awareness about groundwater and water well stewardship. Arizona is dependent on groundwater for approximately 40% of the water it uses annually. To raise water awareness during National Groundwater Awareness Week, WRRC will host two Brown Bag talks. On March 9, speakers from Tucson Water-Jeff Biggs, Interim Deputy Director, Fernando Molina, Public information Officer, and Wally Wilson, Chief Hydrologist-will  present, "Tucson Water Recycled Water Program." On March 11, Gary Woodard will speak on "The Surprising Slide in Domestic Demand: Be careful what you wish for." Both presentations will be held beginning at noon in the WRRC's Sol Resnick Conference Room, 350 N. Campbell Ave. More here.

Financial Innovations for River and Watershed Conservation - Webinar


The River Network quarterly forum is a webinar series and discussion opportunity that provides the public with exposure to new ideas and innovations related to river and watershed protection and restoration from across the nation. The first River Network quarterly forum will be held March 17 at 10:00 am and will deal with innovative financial mechanisms for river and watershed protection. As one of the three invited speakers, WRRC Outreach Coordinator, Brittany Xiu will talk about WRRC's Conserve2Enhance (C2E) program, an innovative approach connecting voluntary water conservation to community action. The forum will run for up to 90 minutes - 45 minutes for short and informative presentations by guest speakers and up to an additional 45 minutes for discussion where attendees can engage with the speakers, address critical concerns, and surface useful insights. For more information and to register, click here.


Arizona Project WET: Wilson K-8 Students Share Water Saving Secrets

Amphitheater Public Schools, Tucson Water and Arizona Project WET (APW) announce some pretty impressive numbers that have students across the state saving millions of gallons of water for their schools every year. It all started with a partnership between Wilson students, Tucson Water professionals and Arizona Project WET. APW's School Water Audit Program has enabled students across Tucson to drive projected water savings totaling more than seven million gallons/year. These savings have been replicated across Arizona for a projected savings of 50 million gallons/year from student driven audits. Former Wilson students who now attend Ironwood Ridge High School, and 4th and 8th grade students will present their findings from drinking fountain audits and bathroom faucet audits to administrators, Tucson Water and Arizona Project WET on Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 10:00-11:00 AM at Wilson K-8 School (2330 W. Glover Rd). 

Join APW for a Fun Field Day Celebrating Science and Water Conservation 

Arizona Project WET (APW) seeks volunteers to help educate local elementary students about water on Thursday, April 2nd at the annual Tucson Water Festival at James Kreigh Park in Oro Valey (23 E. Calle Concordia). Volunteers will be trained to use interactive models to help students learn using fun activities and games. Snacks and lunch will be provided. To register online, go to http://goo.gl/ZyDke3 and scroll down to Tucson Water Festival, check the sign up, and submit to input contact information. For questions, please email Betsy Wilkening. 

My Arizona Lecture: The Landscape that Connects Us - Laura L. Hoffman

The 2015 annual My Arizona Lecture will be presented by Dr. Laura Lopez Hoffman, assistant professor at the School of Natural Resources, and assistant research professor at the Udall Center for Public Policy Studies at the University of Arizona (UA). Dr. Hoffman will address the unique role that our landscapes in southern Arizona play at the ecological crossroads of North America. The lecture will take place Friday, Feb. 27 at 3:30 pm at the UA Berger Auditorium at McClelland Hall (1130 E. Helen, Tucson), Room 207. Learn more here.

Community Water Dialogue: Ensuring a Sustainable Water Future 

Thursday, March 5, join the Community Water Coalition and Southern Arizona Green for All for a community water dialogue highlighting local work focused on ensuring a sustainable water future for our region. Participants will include water policy experts, community organizers, advocates, adjudicated teens reentering the community, and youth stewards for the environment. Brian Richter, Chief Scientist, Nature Conservancy Global Water Program, and a leading water expert will also give a short talk. To RSVP, click here. For questions, contact Madeline Kiser at 881-1531.
25th Annual El Día del Agua HWRS Student Research Symposium


On April 8, as part of Earth Week celebration, the UA Department of Hydrology and Water Resources (HWRS) is holding its 25th Annual El Día del Agua Student Research Symposium, a showcase of undergraduate and graduate research for students in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences and the School of Natural Resources and the Environment. The event will also feature a talk by guest speaker Dr. Robert Harrington on "Groundwater management in Owens Valley, California" and a keynote address by  Dr. Wenke Wang. More here.

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, community outreach and engagement, and public education. 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.