This week we take a look at some of the news around the water world. There are a lot of organizations that keep track of industry trends, new technologies and treatment methods, and much more. The links below will take you to some of the leading news stories and organizations both locally and nationally highlighting our greatest resource.
Water Resources Research Center
This long-standing group affiliated with the University of Arizona is starting a stronger research effort into groundwater awareness. There are two new research to highlight the "invisible" resource. Click here to read more about it.
Just last month, the WRRC launched a Desert Landscaping Website. The site has plant trivia, a plant selector, and links to additional resources. Click here to check it out.
Arizona Town Hall
Each year delegates from across the state come together to discuss an issue facing the future of Arizona. For the 107th Town Hall, held in November 2015, had the delegates discuss "Keeping Arizona's Water Glass Full." The end result of the three day session is a list of recommendations from the participants. Our own water director, John Kmiec, participated last year. To find the final report click here.
American Water Works Association
Marana Water is a member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA). This membership gives our staff access to industry journals, professional development opportunities, certification study guides, and much more. This month's issue of the OpFlow journal published an article on maximizing energy efficiency in water and wastewater operations. From using new energy sources to every-changing technologies, this article expands on how water utilities are making the most of their operations. Click here to find the full article.
Central Arizona Project
The Central Arizona Project (CAP) has been mentioned several times in our news stories over the past few months. They are typically mentioned in relation to water resources or management of our water portfolio. However, this time we are highlighting CAP's focus on research and grant opportunities for innovation. In July of this year, several grant awardees were selected to receive varying grants from CAP. Projects come from Pima, Pinal, and Maricopa counties. Non-profits focusing on water and environmental education are awarded. Check out list of awardees by clicking here.