• Groundwater Recharge and Climate Change in the West

    Dick Thompson of Tucson Water Talks to UA Hydrology Class
    Monday, November 20, 2017
    Photo: Tucson Water hydrologist Dick Thompson, a UA alumnus (2005), talks to a UA hydrology class about groundwater recharge. Tucson Water uses the pond in the background to recharge the groundwater with Central Arizona Project water. (Photo: Martha Whitaker/UA Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences) Groundwater recharge in the Western U.S. will change as the climate warms -- the dry southern regions will have less and the northern regions will have more, a University of Arizona-led research team reports. "Our study asked what will be the effect of climate change on groundwater recha... Read More
  • Alumnus Daniel B. Stephens Awarded Groundwater Resources Association of California Lifetime Achievement Award

    Photo Daniel B. Stephens Receiving 2017 GRAC Lifetime Achievement Award
    Monday, November 20, 2017
    Photo: Presentation of the 2017 Groundwater Resources Association of California's Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Daniel B. Stephens. (Left to right)  HAS department alumnus* Dr. Graham Fogg (Professor, University of California at Davis), HAS department alumnus* Dr. Daniel B. Stephens (Founder and Principal Hydrologist, Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc.), Dr. Stephen Cullen (Daniel B. Stephens & Associates, Inc.), and Mr. Jeff Gilman (San Francisco Public Utilities Commission). We extend our warmest congratulations to Dan Stephens, HAS alumnus, who recently received the 2017 Grou... Read More
  • HAS Regents Professor Vic Baker Featured on NOVA's 'Killer Floods' Program

    Photo Regents Professor Victor Baker
    Tuesday, November 7, 2017
    Vic Baker, HAS Regents Professor and megaflood expert, will be featured on the upcoming NOVA program, "Killer Floods."  See a short trailer here. Baker's research focus areas include paleohydrology and related aspects of geomorphology (particularly flood processes), planetary geomorphology, Mars hydrology, Earth science in relation to public policy, the environment, and philosophy of science. Discover how colossal floods transformed the ancient landscape of our planet in this exciting new program to be shown on several upcoming dates: Wed, Nov 8 at 9 pm on PBS 6 Thu, Nov 9 at 3 am on PBS 6 Fri... Read More
  • Helicopter Tour of the Salt River Project

    SRP Helicopter Tour October 2017
    Monday, October 23, 2017
    Photo (left to right):  Eric Betterton, HAS Department Head, Charlie Ester, HAS Advisory Board Member and Manager, SRP Surface Water Resources Operation, Marty Ralph, HAS Advisory Board Member, and Jonny Cheney, SRP Scientist. Eric Betterton, HAS Department Head and University Distinguished Professor, and Marty Ralph, HAS Advisory Board Member, recently got a real bird's eye view of the Salt River Project* during a helicopter tour arranged by Charlie Ester, HAS Advisory Board Member and SRP Manager of Surface Water Resources Operation. The tour was arranged for them because of our department's... Read More
  • Meet AC3, Ewan Crosbie's New Cloud Water Collector

    Ewan Crosbie and Cloud Water Collector
    Tuesday, October 3, 2017
    Meet AC3, the Axial Cyclone Cloud water Collector, and its creator, Ewan Crosbie! Crosbie, a UA HAS alumnus, used steel powder and a process called laser sintering--essentially a 3-D printing process with steel--to make a new instrument which will sample cloud water in a more pristine (less contaminated) state than previously achievable. As a Postdoctoral Researcher with the NASA Langley Research Center, Crosbie works with a large group of scientists on the North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study, or NAAMES project.  Their mission?  To fully understand the chemistry, biology, and t... Read More