Water Source Protection

RESTORATION OF ARIZONA’S SANTA CRUZ WATERSHED: “We should rejoice alongside the Tohono O’Odham Nation and work with it to restore flow to our rivers and quicken our pace towards a more resilient future,” wrote Lisa Shipek, Executive Director of the Tuscon-based Watershed Management Group non-profit organization

“Our rivers are being reborn after a century of decline. This is a defining moment for all the communities that live in our Santa Cruz Watershed. It’s not just the Santa Cruz that is being reborn. I have good news to share from other parts of our watershed. The nonprofit I direct, Watershed Management Group, has been monitoring creek flows across the Tucson basin since 2017,” stated Lisa Shipek. “Having flow in the Santa Cruz River downtown provides a daily visual of what a desert river looks like, which will help open the hearts and minds of the greater community to what is possible.”

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GENESIS OF BLUE ECOLOGY: “Water – A First Nation’s Spiritual and Ecological Perspective”, a paper by Michael Blackstock, professional forester and scholar of Gitxsan descent, published in 2001

At the age of 86, Mildred Michell agreed to be interviewed by Michael Blackstock on the importance of water to our lives. She was a highly respected and knowledgeable Elder in her Nation and by other Nations in the southern Interior. She was very concerned that the water was drying up, about pollution, and about the changes in the weather’s annual cycle. Her last words to Michael Blackstock were: “Now that I shared my teachings and worries about water, what are you going to do about it?” She passed away from a stroke moments after she said those words.

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Characterizing Stormwater Quality: A Fool’s Errand?

Stomwater Treatment by Dr. Gary Minton – cover (120p)
How accurate can community-wide models be when we tend to use the same runoff concentrations for each type of land use, despite the awareness that concentrations appear to differ within the apparently same land use type?

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