Water security is a large and complex issue encompassing the many efforts required to assure a safe, reliable and sufficient water supply for people, the environment and the economy now and in the future. The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center’s 2013 Annual Conference will tackle this important topic.
On March 5, the conference "Water Security from the Ground Up" – organized in collaboration with the United States Geological Survey Arizona Water Science Center – will take place at the Student Union Memorial Center.
To examine water security from multiple angles, the conference will present perspectives from scientists and water policy and management experts on sustainable use, augmentation and protection of water resources from over-exploitation, contamination and other hazards, including drought and climate variability. Speakers will discuss issues of water policy and the role sound governance plays in safeguarding human values and ecosystem functions. Experts will inform us on current trends and strategies for securing the supplies to support quality of life for future generations.
Join us for an outstanding program addressing issues critical to securing our water future, from groundwater sustainability, to environmental implications of stressed water supplies, to policy options for local, regional and federal decision-makers. The conference is open to everyone with an interest in ensuring a reliable and sustainable water supply for our future.