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2008-06-20 Committee Mtg Phoenix Plenary - Photos

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AMC/CSA Summer 2008 Plenary Session in Phoenix
Hosted as part of the AMC/CSA Summer 2008 Plenary Session in Phoenix, the Water Committee meeting included approximately 90 participants. Chris Scott from the University of Arizona (on the left), and Mike Pasqualetti from Arizona State University
Chris Scott from the University of Arizona (on the left), and Mike Pasqualetti from Arizona State University (at the podium), provide a status report on their joint study regarding Arizona-Sonora water and energy sustainability.  The study is funded by a grant from the Arizona Water Institute (AWI).
Heriberto Renteria (left) Walt Bouchard (right)  Jorge Ayala (center)
Heriberto Renteria, the Municipal President or Mayor of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora (on the left), prepares to execute a contract with Walt Bouchard (on the right) for a feasibility study and preliminary design of the planned desalination facility for Puerto Peñasco.  The study is being funded by a grant from the U.S. Trade Development Agency (USTDA).  Jorge Ayala (in the center) serves as the Project Manager on behalf of the municipality of Puerto Peñasco.
James Callegary, from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
James Callegary, from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), describing Arizona-Sonora progress and activities regarding assessment of the internationally-shared Santa Cruz River Basin..
Chuck Cullom, from the Central Arizona Project (CAP)
Chuck Cullom, from the Central Arizona Project (CAP), describes a proposed study to evaluate opportunities for binational desalination between Arizona and Sonora.  The study, which would be performed by HDR, Incorporated, was authorized as a committee Action Item and is now jointly funded by CAP and the Salt River Project (SRP).
Committee Cochairs
Committee Cochairs – (from left to right) David Roberts from SRP, ADWR Director Herb Guenther, Martín Mexia representing the Director of Sonora’s State Water Commission (CEA’s Renato Ulloa), and Octavio Parra from the Yaqui River Irrigation District.
Kate Widland from SRP
Kate Widland from SRP summarizes the activities of the Water Committee during the first year of its existence.
Rogelio Vazquez from the Ensenada Center for Research and Higher Education (CICESE)
Rogelio Vazquez from the Ensenada Center for Research and Higher Education (CICESE) describes past activities and plans for a large municipal desalination facility for the city of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, otherwise known as Rocky Point.
Sharon Megdal, Director of the University of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center
Sharon Megdal, Director of the University of Arizona’s Water Resources Research Center, describes Arizona-Sonora collaboration to assess the Santa Cruz and San Pedro River basins under auspices of the Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Act that was passed by the U.S. Congress in 2006.
Carlos Marin, U.S. Commissioner of the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC)
Carlos Marin, U.S. Commissioner of the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC), describes U.S.-Mexico collaboration regarding Colorado River issues.
Arturo Herrera Solis, Mexico’s Commissioner of the International Boundary and Water Commission (CILA)
Arturo Herrera Solis, Mexico’s Commissioner of the International Boundary and Water Commission (CILA), summarizes ongoing discussions to identify and evaluate binational opportunities for enhanced management and conservation of Colorado River waters including but not limited to the possibility of international cooperation on desalination.
Tom McCann, from the Central Arizona Project
Tom McCann, from the Central Arizona Project, summarizes an existing study of desalination-nuclear energy options for the southwestern U.S. and northwestern Mexico.  The joint U.S.-Mexico study was completed by the International Atomic Energy Agency in 1968.  His presentation also touched on the potential for binational collaboration on power and desalination.