Opportunities for Engagement, Education, Research, and Employment
2022 Photo Contest
Enter your Arizona water photos in the WRRC 2022 Photo Contest. The theme this year is Water Now! Living with Less. Drought and shortage are on everyone’s minds, but so are monsoon rains and desert oases. Technologies—modern and ancient—will be part of our water future, along with new visions of life amid the wonders of Arizona. As in the past, photos must be taken in Arizona* and must feature water (present or absent). Categories include Water in Nature, Water in the Built Environment, and Water for Us (animals, livelihoods, and recreation) with a special category of Water in Arid/Semi-Arid Lands Beyond Arizona for photographers who travel beyond our borders. Feel free to use the contest theme, Water Now! Living with Less, to fuel your imagination. So, get your cameras and go—We look forward to seeing your amazing photos!
Jobs & Opportunities
|Job/Opportunity||Posted Date||Type||Company/Organization||Location||End Date|
|Wildlife Specialist Senior (Land Resources Manager)||Friday, September 23, 2022||Job||Arizona Game and Fish Department||Phoenix, AZ||n/a|
|Wildlife Specialist Senior (Water Resources Manager)||Friday, September 23, 2022||Job||Arizona Game and Fish Department||Phoenix, AZ||n/a|
|Environmental Coordinator (Stormwater)||Friday, September 23, 2022||Job||City of Avondale||AZ, AZ||n/a|
|Environmental Technician||Friday, September 23, 2022||Job||City of Mirage||El Mirage, AZ||n/a|
|Program Coordinator (Sustainability Programs Coordinator)||Thursday, June 23, 2022||Job||Pima County||Tucson, AZ||n/a|
|Research Analyst, Water Resource Economics and Finance||Friday, April 22, 2022||Job||WestWater Research||Sacramento, CA, Phoenix, AZ, and Fort Collins, CO||n/a|
|Research Associate, Water Resource Economics and Finance||Friday, April 22, 2022||Job||WestWater Research||Sacramento, CA, Phoenix, AZ, and Fort Collins, CO||n/a|
|Executive Director||Wednesday, March 30, 2022||Job||Arizona Land and Water Trust||Tucson, Arizona||n/a|
|Director, Cooperative Extension||Friday, January 7, 2022||Job||University of Arizona, Cooperative Extension System (CES)||Tucson, Arizona||n/a|
Water, Society and Policy Degrees Program
The School of Natural Resources and the Environment now offers a Master of Science in Water, Society, and Policy (WSP). This program was developed because water sustainability is an emerging topic of importance, especially in the western United States. Water scarcity and conflict, due to a growing demand and competition for water, are issues that have broad reaching impacts for all people.
Water Policy Certificate Program
The University of Arizona has responded to the growing public and professional interest in water policy by establishing a new Graduate Certificate in Water Policy. The Certificate builds on the world-renowned expertise of UA faculty and programs in all aspects of water resources.
Water Policy Class
The WRRC Director, Sharon Megdal, teaches a three-unit spring graduate course titled Arizona Water Policy. This course is cross-listed in four colleges and five degree programs and has attracted students with a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. Listed in the colleges of engineering, law, agriculture and life sciences, and social and behavioral sciences, the course has attracted students from a variety of programs. These programs include soil, water and environmental sciences, hydrology and water resources, planning, geography, agricultural and resource economics and arid lands studies.
Grants & Internships
WRRA 104 Grants
Established by the U.S. Congress with passage of the Water Resources Research Act in 1964, the water resources research institute program provides support for one institute at the land grant university in each state, plus 3 territories and the District of Columbia. Congress reauthorized the Act in 1984 with amendments and, most recently, in 2006, in PL 109-471. The Water Resources Research Center at the University of Arizona is the designated Water Resources Research Institute for the State of Arizona.