Water conservation is an ethical challenge. Integrating ethical water education into our programs instills a sense of stewardship, ownership, and responsibility in our youth, shaping behaviors and inspiring solutions to our water resource issues. Each year, 4th-grade students across Coconino County are invited to participate in a Water Ethics Contest. The contest, which began in 2010, is sponsored by the Coconino Plateau Watershed Partnership (a branch of the Coconino Plateau Water Advisory Council) and hosted by Willow Bend Environmental Education Center.
Stressed Colorado River Makes News
- The Latest Key Takeaways on the Evolving Colorado River Situation
- Officials Concerned About CAP Water Supply
- No Exaggeration: Record Lows at Powell and Mead Call for Drastic Action (Opinion From Tom Buschatzke and Ted Cooke)
- Colorado River Drought May Be the “New Normal” and Living With it Will Be Costly
- No Solid Plan to Stabilize Reservoirs as Water Levels Plummet
- US to Hold Back Lake Powell Water to Protect Hydropower
- Lake Powell Officials Face Impossible Choice: Water or Electricity
- Lake Mead Falls to Unprecedented Low, Exposing an Original Water Intake Valve
- Lake Powell Getting Influx of Water
- Colorado River Named the Most Endangered in the US By Conservation Group
The low-cost standard registration for the WRRC's upcoming conference, Arizona’s Agricultural Outlook: Water, Climate, and Sustainability, closes on June 30! Register today to ensure your spot before the price goes up. In addition to the diverse set of speakers and topics scheduled for the in-person day on July 12, the WRRC has organized two days of virtual programming on July 13 and 14.
Summer break is a good time for reading. Although fiction is my preferred genre, I was eager to read the fourth and latest book by William M. and Rosemarie Alley, The Water Recycling Revolution: Tapping into the Future
On May 16, the WRRC organized a meeting in Nogales, Arizona to discuss current and future opportunities for collaboration on the federally funded Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program (TAAP).
Water is an important consideration for most businesses, but it is absolutely essential for agriculture. Arizona agriculture exports food and fiber to 70 countries across the globe as well as throughout the US.
On May 16, the WRRC hosted a panel discussion on the documentary film INHABITANTS: Indigenous Perspectives On Restoring Our World. The panel featured Dr. Michael Kotutwa Johnson, Assistant Specialist, UArizona Indigenous Resilience Center, School of Natural Resources and the Environment; film co-directors Costa Boutsikaris and Anna Palmer; and moderator Rebecca Tsosie, JD, Regents Professor of Law, UArizona James E. Rogers College of Law.