Water Resources Research Act Program

Details for Project ID 2010AZ409B

Information Transfer

Institute: Arizona
Year Established: 2010 Start Date: 2010-03-01 End Date: 2011-02-28
Total Federal Funds: $39,374 Total Non-Federal Funds: $81,375

Principal Investigators: Sharon Megdal, Susanna Eden

Abstract: The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center will continue its popular series of yearly conferences, and its highly regarded Arizona Water Resource newsletter will continue to be published quarterly. The fifth in the annual series of Arroyo, a single-topic newsletter, will be published in the last project year (March-April, 2010). The well-attended Brown Bag lunchtime seminar series also will continue. In addition to conferences, newsletters and seminars, WRRC personnel will continue to regularly facilitate the exchange of information between water experts and water information users through community outreach, providing lectures and presentations to diverse audiences. Collaborations with associated programs will continue. The WRRC-based Arizona Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) reaches out to teachers and students across Arizona through interactive in-service workshops and annual Water Festivals held throughout the state. Arizona NEMO (Non-point Education for Municipal Officials) provides information and technical support to communities and watershed groups. Public interest in water issues remains high, with water sustainability, the environment, Colorado River water supplies, drought, and climate change eliciting concern. The WRRC responds to many inquiries for information related to these issues. The WRRC is placing increased emphasis on the internet as a public information tool. Papers and presentations of WRRC personnel, as well as other informational documents such as working papers and research reports, are posted on the continually updated WRRC website.