The binational International Boundary and Water Commission is working to transcend the immigration, trade and border wall battle between the two countries. "You have to have establishment of trust," said Jacob Petersen-Perlman, a research analyst at the UA who is involved in the aquifer assessments. "That's not easily earned and (is) often overlooked. You often have to incorporate the emotions behind these issues and the values each of these parties bring to the table."
Climate change, rapid urbanization, and changing consumption patterns for water, food and energy pose unprecedented challenges for the water sector around the globe. Internationally recognized for its expertise in water-related research, the UA is advancing new management approaches, technologies, tools, and data to build resilience, water security, and water safety for the future.
To raise awareness about UA’s water focus and to foster connections between faculty, students, businesses, and governments, the UA Water Sustainability Program developed the UA Water Network. Organized along five themes, the website highlights the many ways faculty and researchers in UA departments, programs, institutes and centers are tackling complex water issues. The site features engaging videos, an events calendar that includes seminars and colloquiums across campus, an experts directory, and numerous links for students and researchers. The Water Network complements and works in conjunction with the UA Environment site.