Greater depth, broader perspective for a clear water future
We tackle key water policy and management issues, empower informed decision-making, and enrich understanding through engagement, education,
and applied research.
Photo: 2022 WRRC Photo Contest Winner: "Water for Us" - Ted Wuollet - Horseshoe Dam Reservoir; Horseshoe Lake, AZ; 2021
WRRC Water Webinar: Solar River, Covering and Powering Canals with Photovoltaic Energy
Moving water is the largest energy user in Arizona and thermo-electric power is the largest user of water according to the USGS. Arizona’s energy is still dominated by thermo-electric power at 83% with renewables at 17%, thus Arizona energy’s consumptive water footprint is massive.
Tucson Community Loses Champion of Environmental Education and Social Justice
Joshua R. Ruddick of Tucson, AZ, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on August 27, 2023. A passionate social justice advocate, environmentalist, and student of the world, Josh spent nearly 15 years as a high school science instructor before joining the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Arizona Project WET as Tucson Program coordinator in 2021.
Two Recent Developments in Managing the San Pedro River
The San Pedro River, running south to north from its headwaters in the mountains in northern Sonora, Mexico, to its confluence with the Gila River in Arizona, is a critical riparian corridor and hotly contested water resource.
WRRC Kicks Off Fall Water Webinars
This month marked the return of the WRRC Water Webinars, our series of presentations from experts and professionals on a wide range of water-related topics. On September 7, Helen Dahlke, Professor in Integrated Hydrologic Sciences at the University of California, Davis, kicked off our fall series with her presentation, Agricultural Managed Aquifer Recharge (Ag-MAR)
We transfer water research results and information to other researchers, water managers, policy makers, and the wider public through publications, conferences, lectures, seminars, and workshops.
Focus on scientific research, education, community outreach and engagement with a spectrum of topics, including water management and planning, water conservation, water harvesting, and water policy.