News about the WRRC Summer Writing Internship

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M&A has supported this program of the UA Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) since 2008. Interns work approximately 20 hours per week for 10 weeks between May and August, for a stipend of $3,000.

Summer Writing Intern Selected

noah_headshotA winner has been selected for the WRRC’s 2016 Summer Writing Internship. The new intern, Noah Silber-Coats, is a Ph.D. student at the UA’s School of Geography and Development. His research and communication interests focus on natural resource conflicts. Noah recently completed an M.A. thesis that examined the politics of hydropower development in Veracruz, Mexico. His current research builds on this work to examine the changing energy landscapes of Mexico in the context of further liberalization, plans for massive expansion of infrastructure, and efforts to shift to renewables.

Noah will spend the summer working on the Arroyo, a publication that targets a wide audience — policy makers, water professionals, and the interested public — and focuses on a single critical Arizona water issue. Noah will be writing about water banking, recharge, and recovery in the context of Arizona’s groundwater management and planning.

2016 Arroyo Now Available

hummerThe 2016 issue of Arroyo has just been published . This issue focuses on potable reuse of water — a topic that is becoming increasingly important as the state’s population grows and demands increase. Wastewater is the only water source that grows with population — and it can be treated to potable standards.

This Arroyo summarizes potable reuse issues, including treatment methods, regulation, and challenges. One of the key contributors was Nejlah Hummer, last year’s Summer Writing Intern. Her greatest takeaway from the internship was that, like many solutions to environmental issues, potable reuse involves trade-offs.