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July 11, 2022

Media Advisory: UArizona water conference to focus on future of Arizona agriculture

  • What: Water Resources Research Center's 2022 annual conference, "Arizona's Agricultural Outlook: Water, Climate, and Sustainability"
  • When: July 12-14
  • Where: The first day of the conference will be held in person at the UArizona Student Union Memorial Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Virtual programing will be presented on July 13 and 14  from 9 a.m. to noon
  • Registration: Conference registration is required for both in-person and virtual programming. Registration for the in-person event is $85. Noninteractive livestreaming will be available at no charge.

TUCSON, Ariz. –  Amid the latest call for water-use reductions within the Colorado River Basin, the future of agriculture in the desert Southwest has drawn national attention and will be the focus of the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center's 2022 annual conference, "Arizona's Agricultural Outlook: Water, Climate, and Sustainability," which will begin July 12. 

The conference agenda reflects the diversity of Arizona agriculture, including large-scale irrigated operations, specialty agriculture, ranching, dairy farming, tribal farms and traditional practices. The program will also highlight innovations, partnerships, sustainable practices, the impacts of drought and climate change, and the conditions that shape agricultural activities.

Over the last 20 years, the conference has garnered a reputation for bringing diverse water interests to the table, with representatives from municipalities, utilities, industry and Native American communities.

Media are welcome to attend and must register online.

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Media contact:
Rose Brandt
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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