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  • UA Retains No. 1 Ranking in Water Resources

    Image: No 1 Ranking Water Resources Globally by Shanghai Ranking of World Universities (UANews.org)
    Tuesday, July 16, 2019
    The 2019 Shanghai Rankings of World Universities has been announced, and once again the University of Arizona has been recognized as the world's No. 1 program in water resources! The latest ranking was announced on the UANews.org website. The university earned the same ranking for 2018 which was announced earlier this year. Subject rankings of more than 1,200 global universities are based on 1) the number of papers authored by an institution in an academic subject, 2) the ratio of citation of papers published to the average citations of papers in the same category, 3) the number of papers publ... Read More
  • HAS Students Win Top Prizes in 2019 CAP Awards for Water Research

    Image: Central Arizona Project Logo
    Tuesday, July 16, 2019
    Congratulations to HAS Alumni Thomas Whipple and Tiffani Cañez who have won the top prizes in this year's Central Arizona Project Awards for Water Research competition! Thomas Whipple's Master's thesis, Planning for depletion: optimal irrigation in the Pinal AMA under changing water sources, won the First Place award of $1,000. Thomas received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in hydrology from the University of Arizona and currently works as a hydrologist with the Arizona Department of Water Resources, Recharge Section. Tiffani Cañez's Senior Capstone project paper, Mappin... Read More
  • Bo Guo Named Outstanding Reviewer for Water Resources Research

    Photo HAS Assistant Professor Bo Guo
    Tuesday, July 16, 2019
    Our warmest congratulations go to HAS Assistant Professor Bo Guo who was recently recognized as an Outstanding Reviewer for Water Resources Research. Guo's work as a reviewer was cited by Dr. Martyn Clark, WRR Editor-in-Chief and Professor of Hydrology at the University of Saskatchewan. Not only has he devoted the time to review colleagues' research efforts, he has also been busy publishing his own research this year. The article, Dynamic pore-network modeling of air-water flow through thin porous layers, was published in Chemical Engineering Science, and the article, Vertically-integrated dua... Read More
  • Eric Betterton and Ursula Nelson Featured in KOLD13 Spotlight on Pima County's Efforts to Improve Air Quality

    Photo Eric Betterton, HAS Department Head, and Ursula Nelson, Director, Pima County Environmental Quality (Image: KOLD13 News)
    Monday, July 15, 2019
    Photo: Eric Betterton, HAS Department Head, and Ursula Nelson, Director, Pima County Department of Environmental Quality, being interviewed by Bud Foster, KOLD13 news correspondent (Image: KOLD13 News) Dr. Eric Betterton, UA Distinguished Professor and HAS Department Head, and Ursula Nelson, Director of the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality and HAS Advisory Board Member, were interviewed by Bud Foster in a KOLD13 News video on July 10, "Pima County cutting idle time for fleet vehicles, helping reduce air pollution." (Betterton speaks at 0:35 and Nelson speaks at 1:32) Because Pim... Read More
  • Laura Condon's Groundwater Research Study Featured on DOE Office of Science Website

    Photo: 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
    Wednesday, July 3, 2019
    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) We recently wrote about HAS Assistant Professor Laura Condon's important new study showing groundwater pumping's role in the reduction of U.S. stream flows, and this week (July 1) Mari Jensen's original article about the study, Groundwater Pumping Has Significantly Reduced US Stream Flows, was featured on the DOE Office of Science... Read More

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