• Yiyi Huang Selected as 2018 Carson Scholar

    Photo Yiyi Huang 2018 Carson Scholar
    Tuesday, November 21, 2017
    A round of applause and warm congratulations to Yiyi Huang, HAS doctoral student, who has been selected as a 2018 Carson Scholar!  The Carson Program, named for legendary scientist, conservationist, and author Rachel Carson, supports graduate students who are committed to interdisciplinary research on environment and society and is designed to further their capacity to communicate their work to the public and decision makers through training in writing, media, and outreach. Carson Scholars are financially supported by the UA Institute for the Environment (which administers and sponsors the pro... Read More
  • 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 Fr... 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