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  • Tom Meixner Featured in National Geographic Article "In a land of wild cats and scarce water, a battle over mining heats up"

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    Tuesday, May 7, 2019
    HAS Professor Tom Meixner was featured in a National Geographic article, "In a land of wild cats and scarce water, a battle over mining heats up," on April 25, 2019. The article was part of the daily news summary sent to President Robbins and his administration in late April. The article explores the potential environmental implications of the proposed Rosemont copper mine in Arizona. Meixner explained, "To operate, the mine would use around 5 million gallons of water per day, and somewhere around 5,000 acre-feet of water per year, equivalent to the water usage of 25,000 Tucson reisdents." Rea... Read More
  • Tristan Dicke Wins AHS Avery Intership, Our Second AHS Scholar Award for 2019!

    Photo Tristan Dicke
    Tuesday, May 7, 2019
    Our warmest congratulations go to Tristan Dicke, our second* Arizona Hydrological Society Intern Scholar winner for 2019! Tristan, a HAS Master's student in hydrology, was selected from among a large pool of undergraduate and graduate applicants from the state of Arizona to receive the 2019 Charles Avery Intern Scholar award from the AHS Flagstaff chapter. Dicke, just completing his first semester at the University of Arizona, is an alumnus of Northern Arizona University where he studied geology with an emphasis in hydrogeology and was a permanent fixture on the Dean's List for four years. He... Read More
  • HASSA Annual Spring Picnic and Awards Ceremony

    Photo 2019 HASSA Spring Picnic and Awards Ceremony
    Monday, April 29, 2019
    HAS students, faculty, and staff--more than 100 of you!--gathered for the HASSA Spring Picnic and Awards Ceremony this past Saturday, April 27, at the riparian end of Fort Lowell Park. Thank you, organizers, for anticipating the 95+ degree weather and reserving the prime "pond-side" ramada among all the shade trees! NOTE: See the HAS facebook page for a full gallery of photos! After consuming some great food, HASSA presented the annual faculty and staff awards as selected by the entire undergraduate and graduate student body. The 2019 trophies were presented to (drumroll): Storm now belongs to... Read More
  • HAS Student Rachel Spinti Wins 2019 AHS Halpenny Internship

    Photo Rachel Spinti
    Monday, April 22, 2019
    Congratulations all around for Rachel Spinti, HAS BS EHY undergraduate, who has just been selected as the 2019 Arizona Hydrological Society Leonard Halpenny Intern Scholar! She was selected from among a large pool of University of Arizona undergraduate and graduate applicants from various water-related departments.  Spinti is currently studying abroad at Uppsala University in Sweden. Last year she completed a summer internship project with the Pima County Regional Flood Control Distict office which required rainfall and runoff data to quantify the harvestable amount of water from a rooftop. Sh... Read More
  • Shanghai ARWU Ranks UA as World's Number 1 Program in Water Resources

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    Wednesday, April 3, 2019
    The Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities has recognized the University of Arizona as the world's Number 1 program in Water Resources. The ranking is based on the number of papers authored by an institution in an academic subject, the ratio of citation of papers published to the average citations of papers in the same category, the number of papers published in top journals, the amount of international collaboration, and the total number of staff members that have won significant awards. This ranking reflects well on the entire community of water scientists and researchers at the uni... Read More

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