Water Resources and Research Center (WRRC) 2023 Annual Conference (Hybrid)
July 11 - July 12
In this era of drought, diminished supply, and excessive demand, creative thinkers are proposing solutions that reduce demand, increase supply, and promote sustainable water use. From more water-efficient technology and voluntary conservation strategies to treatment and transport of saline or contaminated water and capture of rainwater/stormwater, multiple solutions are likely to be required. This conference will provide an opportunity for experts from science, engineering, agriculture, industry, law, education, and related fields to consider solutions to all of these pressing water resource issues in Arizona. The conference will be streamed live, but in-person attendance is encouraged.
Theme: What Can We Do? Solutions to Arizona’s Water Challenges
Drought in the Colorado River Basin may be foremost on many people’s minds, but beyond this critical challenge, the pressures of growth and climate change continue to be troubling. For some, securing the next bucket of water is vital, while others focus on conservation. At the local scale, water contamination and groundwater overdraft are key issues, while some communities lack basic access to safe and adequate water service. The natural environment in many areas is threatened by drought and competing water uses, farmers are tasked with increasing water efficiency, and cities need effective strategies to ensure continued water security and reliability.