AWRA Water Blog

Water Resources in the Next Decade

Dumping Seawater in the Desert – Solving Iran’s Water Shortage?

Many of you know that I am fond of featuring ‘water transfer mega-projects’ involving the transportation of huge amounts of water across large distances. I have posted a number of times about NAWAPA and NARA. The subject has even produced some April Fool’s Day posts. That’s why…

More thoughts on pricing water

In response to the large volume of questions following the AWRA webinar “Pricing Drinking Water for Conservation & Fiscal Stability,” presenter David Zetland agreed to answer several additional questions. The questions and his answers follow: In the complex web of…

Coping With Floods ~ What’s in a Name

President’s Column by C. Mark Dunning, AWRA President Floods continue to be the most destructive and costly natural disasters in the United States (U.S.). Coping with these disasters is a vast and complex topic that a short article can’t do…

Denver Pilots Partnership Model for Hyperlocal Urban Water Education

A Western City Collaborates for Meaningful Water Education, Part 5 by Lydia Hooper For the past several years, Denver Public Works has been building partnerships with Denver Public Schools to improve both water quality and science education in the city.…

Lately, I Have Been Thinking A Lot About Water Resource Priorities

by Carol Collier, AWRA President There is a lot of work to do in order to be better prepared for an uncertain future. It takes time to change land use policies or build a new reservoir. The time to get…

Tracy Will Work to Enhance AWRA Internationally During Tenure as Officer

by Christine McCrehin John C. Tracy, a professor at the University of Idaho, Boise was recently elected AWRA president-elect and will become president of the organization in 2015. Tracy will officially assume the office of president-elect on January 1, 2014.…

IWRM, Big Rivers and Political Boundaries

by Carol Collier, AWRA President Happy September. Hopefully the extreme heat waves and other summer weather spikes are behind us. I hope you’ve had a chance to attend the AWRA Summer Conferences and/or state sections events. I look forward to…