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    13. WRRC to Honor Former Director

    WRRC to Honor Former Director


    The Water Resources Research Center at the University of Arizona will host a special dedication ceremony and reception naming its main meeting area in honor of former director Sol Resnick.

    Resnick, who began teaching at the UA in 1959, is an authority on arid and semi-arid hydrology and has worked on water and irrigation projects all over the world through the UA, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Bank.

    He also has taught at universities in the United States, Israel, Brazil and Thailand. The Arizona Hydrological Society awarded Resnick its Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998. He and his wife, Elaine Resnick, have written a new book, "Irrigating India," about his five-year stint with USAID.

    Thomas Maddock, a UA professor of hydrology and water resources who has known Resnick for many years, said "Sol is just a grand old man. He did quite a lot of technical work and built that organization (WRRC) into one that is now very well respected around the country."

    The dedication, which will be hosted by Sid Wilson, general manager of the Central Arizona Project, will start at 4:30 p.m. A short seminar, "Historical Overview on Sol Resnick and the WRRC" will be part of the program.

    Refreshments will be provided.

    WRRC is requesting stories, memories, written tributes, pictures or anecdotes related to Resnick (please submit materials no later than Nov. 10) for an album to be presented to him at the ceremony.

    Make reservations by contacting Terry Sprouse at 792-9591 x13 or by e-mail to

    - Updated: October 20, 2003

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