The Udall Center recently joined the Universities Partnership for Water Cooperation and Diplomacy (UPWCD), a network to strengthen water cooperation and diplomacy. As a partner, the Udall Center will involve its researchers and collaborators across the University of Arizona to contribute to the UPWCD’s mission to harness research, teaching, and engagement in international water policy and governance.
In October 2018, working with several campus units, the Udall Center organized a workshop, “Binational Water Relations at 75 Years.” The theme of the event was the anniversary of the Treaty of 1944 that governs water relations between the United States and Mexico.
A number of the attendees resolved to prepare some papers on U.S.-Mexico water relations, as well as on the larger topic of hydrodiplomacy across the globe.
Adriana Zuniga (Udall Center and CAPLA) and Andrea Gerlak (Udall Center and School of Geography & Development) recently led efforts to promote green infrastructure adoption at Star Academic High School in Tucson’s south side. Through a university-community partnership, UArizona professors, graduate and undergraduate students worked with high school students to transform their school by harnessing rainwater to support local vegetation. This video captures their latest efforts.
Adriana Zuniga gave a talk at the Arizona Senior Academy last Nov. 27, 2019 about the project “Tucson Verde para Todos” that is led by Andrea Gerlak and funded by several organizations including the Haury Program, the UA Green Fund, and the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture. This project aims to address environmental justice issues around green infrastructure in Tucson, AZ.
Stephanie Buechler and America Lutz-Ley publish a new article on youth and global environmental change in Mexico
entitled 'Livelihoods with Multiple Stressors: Gendered Youth Decision-making under Global Change in rural NW Mexico’ in the journal Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space.
Chris Scott (Udall Center director) and Margaret Wilder (associate faculty member) present keynote talks at “Water Security Week,” held by our long-time collaborator, the Instituto Mexicano de la Tecnología del Agua (IMTA) in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Sept. 9-11, 2019.
The IWRA just published a new Water International Policy Brief titled "Putting Water Security to Work," written by Udall Center director Chris Scott and UWE professor Chad Staddon. The special issue addresses sustainability, metrics, community participation, equity and more. Click to read the full policy brief!
Last April 9, 2019, the Governing Board of the Sunnyside Unified School District recognized the work of the team working on the project Tucson Verde para Todos at their offices located at 2238 E Ginter Rd., Tucson, Arizona.