The Watershed Management issues that
Arizona Extension Faculty and Staff are addressing include:
Agricultural Contributions to Surface Water Quality
of Animal and Human Wastes into Water Courses During Flood
Water/Watershed Management for Arid/Semi-Arid Watersheds
- Program Planning
- This page describes the strategic-planningl components for the Watershed
- This site provides a whole host of information on Arizona watersheds
and is grouped by river basins.
- Project WET is an interdisciplinary, supplementary water education
program for Arizona educators. WET provides teaching aids for kindergarteners
through 12th graders. Information about the Nonpoint
Source Water Pollution Curriculum for grades 9-12 is also available on the site.
WET Grade 9-12 Curriculum on Nonpoint Source Water Pollution
- The "Arizona WET Nonpoint Source Water Pollution
Curriculum for grades 9-12"
is an Arizona-specific water quality curriculum for high school
students. The curriculum consists of three books, an envelope of supplements,
and the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center's map
("Arizona Water"). The curriculum is designed as a 4-6
week unit. Its hands-on activities and portions of the student reading
material can also be used separately to supplement an existing high
school science curriculum.
- Arizona Rangelands: Streams, Wetlands, and Water Quality Protection
- This page discusses safe drinking water, riparian, and wetland
issues for ranchers.
- Arizona Extension Water Quality Listserv
- The extension-wq listserv (mailing list) is a communication
tool primarily for persons interested in water quality issues and discussion
in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for the University
of Arizona. It is a way for subscribers to communicate with each other;
send notices about special classes, events, and workshops; and talk
about issues and resources. Most of the information will revolve around
integrating Extension, education/instruction, and research, with emphasis
on Extension activities and concerns in Arizona and the southwest.
Unit Area project
- Hydrologic Unit Area (HUA) Projects existed through a joint effort
of the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, United States Department
of Agriculture (USDA) - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA),
and local producers. The USDA funded the HUA Projects as part of the 1990 Water
Quality Initiative, a nationwide project created to provide education helping
to minimize potential impacts of agricultural practice on groundwater quality.
- Hydrology and
Water Resources Department
- Arizona Water
Resources Research Center
- (WRRC) was established in 1957 to facilitate university research
at all three Arizona universities on water problems of critical importance
to the state and region. Related missions are to communicate water-related
research needs from research users to researchers and to report research
to potential users of that information. Site includes a Searchable
database of water-related research at the University of Arizona; Find
a water expert in Arizona and Arizona
water quality issues summary
Center, Environmental and Natural Resources Policy - The
environmental & natural resources policy program at the Udall
Center for Studies in Public Policy includes projects and publications
related to environmental and public policy conflict resolution,
community-based conservation, and water policy.
- This page lists, by educational material type, the educational
resources available through the University of Arizona Cooperative
Extension to support the Watershed Management theme. Educational
materials include fact sheets, idea booklets for hands-on activities,
tabletop displays, books, equipment & test kits, physical models,
software, slide presentations, PowerPoint presentations, and videos.
- These activities were developed to make learning and demonstrating
water resource concepts exciting and fun! They can be adapted
for elementary and secondary students, both in and out of the classroom. All
the activities are hands-on and most are low cost or no cost. Each
activity has a one-sentence purpose, background for the educator,
list of materials, step-by-step procedure, and extensions.
- Other resources
- This page provides links to other sources of information.