M&A is dedicated to helping future water professionals and engaging with the communities in which we work and live. Our efforts to support education, our profession, and our communities include funding university scholarships and awards and contributing to non-profit organizations. M&A employees get involved by participating in professional organizations, serving on boards and committees, and volunteering their time.

Supporting Education & Our Profession

From left: Mekha Pereira, Rachel Spinti, El Dia prize winner Sidian Chen, and Christopher Castro

  • M&A is proud to be a longtime sponsor of the University of Arizona’s annual El Día del Agua y la Atmósfera and GeoDaze events by providing the Montgomery Prize to students in the Departments of Hydrology & Atmospheric Sciences and Geosciences. Named for our founder, Errol “Monte” Montgomery, the prize is awarded for best oral presentation.

    The winner of the $2,500 Montgomery Prize at the 2023 El Día del Agua y la Atmósfera is Sidian Chen.

    The winner of the $2,500 Montgomery Prize at the 2023 GeoDaze Symposium is Holly Thomas.

    For a list of past winners, click here.

  • M&A is a longtime supporter of the Arizona Hydrological Society Foundation, which provides scholarships to hydrology students. We are proud to support this organization that helps future hydrologists.

  • In California, our support for the Groundwater Resources Association (GRA) includes annual sponsorship, event participation, and serving in leadership roles throughout the state. GRA aims to protect and improve groundwater supply and quality through education and technical leadership, and we are proud to support their mission.

Supporting Our Communities

Georgina King volunteers with Thirst Project in the Kingdom of Eswatini.

  • M&A contributes to the following non-profit organizations located in the cities where we work and live:

    • Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona
    • Phoenix Children’s Foundation
    • Sacramento Food Bank
    • Project Open Hand
    • Food Bank for Monterey County
    • Food Bank of Northern Nevada
  • Each December since 1993, M&A Tucson has provided families of our neighboring elementary school food items and gift cards to enjoy for the holidays. Read more about our tradition here.

  • Employees from our Tucson office volunteered with the Watershed Management Group to remove Arundo donax from Tanque Verde Creek. Read about it here.

  • Georgina King, P.G., C.Hg., principal hydrogeologist, traveled to the Kingdom of Eswatini on a volunteer assignment with Thirst Project. Read about it here.