Water

The green circles in this satellite image of southwestern Kansas are crops being watered by central pivot irrigation, which draws water from a well in the center of each field. Some of the water is groundwater from deep under the Great Plains states. (Credit: NASA)
June 19, 2019
A new study led by a UA hydrologist is the first to examine the impact of large-scale groundwater pumping that began in the U.S. in the 1950s on surface waters.
June 5, 2019
A UA-led team of engineers and scientists are researching new methods, including "magic" microbes and chemical processes, to remove insensitive high explosives from soil and water.
From left: Lei Wang and Jungang Dong of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Xi’an, China, take a sample from an ancient southern Chinese pine tree on Mt. Helan in the western Loess Plateau of China. (Photo: ©2017 Yu Liu, The Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
May 15, 2019
Air pollution from industrialization is the likely culprit behind the reduced precipitation from the Asian monsoon, a phenomenon that affects almost half of the world’s population.
Jennifer Moscato said the Underwood Family Sonoran Landscape Laboratory was a significant source of inspiration for her team's 2018 Liba Wheat Memorial-award-winning project. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
March 27, 2019
In "Building a Changing World," the UA College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture's studies of the built environment include how future urban design and planning projects must work hand in hand with surrounding natural environments.
Chris Scott's visits to the Himalaya region now focus on both science and policy. (Photo: Courtesy of Chris Scott)
March 20, 2019
Udall Center for Studies on Public Policy Director Christopher Scott believes in the benefits of using science to inform policy and bringing policy into scientific research.
Horseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona. (Photo: Luca Galuzzi - www.galuzzi.it, CC BY-SA 2.5)
March 20, 2019
Three UA professors, each with unique areas of expertise relating to water and the Colorado River, talk about the Drought Contingency Plan and what might come next.
March 20, 2019
Department of Defense funding will allow a team of researchers led by chemical and environmental engineering professor Reyes Sierra to advance groundwater purification methods.
March 19, 2019
UA researchers have developed a number of promising solutions and inventions that are ready for companies to adopt and take out into the world.
Marla Smith-Nilson, center, meets with a community group in a slum of Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital city, where millions lack access to clean water. (Photo: Water1st International)
March 18, 2019
Marla Smith-Nilson shares experiences combating gender inequality and leading an international nonprofit that supports sustainable water and toilet projects for the world’s poorest communities.

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