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2008-12-05 Hermosillo - Photos

 

Committee Cochairs Committee Cochairs – (from left to right) David Roberts from the Salt River Project (SRP), Plácido dos Santos from the Arizona Water Institute (representing ADWR Director Herb Guenther), Renato Ulloa is the Director of Sonora’s State Water Commission, and Octavio Parra from the Yaqui River Irrigation District. Winter 2008 Plenary Session Hosted as part of the AMC/CSA Winter 2008 Plenary Session in Hermosillo, Sonora, the Water Committee meeting included over 50 participants.
John Hetrick and Bruce Hallin from the Salt River Project (SRP) and Ed Tenney from HDR Engineering Seated from left to right are, water resources professionals John Hetrick and Bruce Hallin from the Salt River Project (SRP) and Ed Tenney from HDR Engineering. The University of Sonora’s Dr. Chris Watts The University of Sonora’s Dr. Chris Watts, originally from England, has studied water resources and droughts in the Sonoran desert region for over 25 years. Dr. Watts delivered a presentation about the effects of climate change in the State of Sonora.
Prescott Vandervoet from the University of Arizona’s Prescott Vandervoet from the University of Arizona’s Udall Center for Public Policy provided a status report regarding the Transboundary Aquifer Assessement Program (TAAP) which is being implemented for binational evaluations of the Santa Cruz River and San Pedro River Basins. Dr. Jesús Manuel Sortillón Dr. Jesús Manuel Sortillón, professor of climatology at the University of Sonora (UNISON), spoke about cyclones and anticyclones and their significance in global climate change.
Guy Carpenter, HDR Engineering’s National Director for Water Reuse Guy Carpenter, HDR Engineering’s National Director for Water Reuse, provided a status report regarding their ongoing evaluation of binational desalination options that would benefit Arizona and Sonora. Jamie McEvoy from the University of Arizona’s Department of Geography and Regional Development, Jamie McEvoy from the University of Arizona’s Department of Geography and Regional Development, described a study that is being funded by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to examine water, growth and climate change in the Arizona-Sonora region.
The audience included several notable professionals The audience included several notable professionals from Sonora’s water management and development sectors. Ricardo Platt García (seated in the foreground) previously served as the State of Sonora’s Secretary of Economy. Ricardo Platt Camou, from W.L. Bouchard & Associates Ricardo Platt Camou, from W.L. Bouchard & Associates, delivered a presentation regarding a feasibility study and preliminary design that they are completing for a seawater desalination plant that would serve the Municipality of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora (otherwise known as Rocky Point.) The study is being financed by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).
Dr. Rogelio Vazquez from the Ensenada Center for Research and Higher Education (CICESE), Dr. Rogelio Vazquez from the Ensenada Center for Research and Higher Education (CICESE), seated next to Heriberto Renteria, the Municipal President of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora (on the left), provided comments regarding the planned desalination plant for the city. The AMC/CSA Water Committee honored the memory of Carlos Marín and Arturo Herrera Solis The AMC/CSA Water Committee honored the memory of Carlos Marín and Arturo Herrera Solis, respectively the late U.S. and Mexico Commissioners of the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC). The Commissioners recently perished together in a plane crash while inspecting flooding along the Rio Grande. The Arizona-Sonora Committee Cochairs also announced establishment of an award program bearing the names of the two fallen leaders.