Global Water: Scarcity, Sharing, and Sustainability

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Sharon B. Megdal

 Director, University of Arizona
Water Resources Research Center

Dr. Sharon B. Megdal’s presentation will draw upon decades of water research on the local, regional and international levels resulting in the successful collaboration at the US-Mexico border that has produced binational and bilingual aquifer studies. The cooperative framework governing the Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program can serve as a model for others interested in conducting transborder scientific assessments. A similar accord has been achieved with a water agreement between Israel and Palestine.

Sharon B. Megdal is Director of The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC), a Cooperative Extension center and a research unit in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Her work focuses on water policy and management, on which she writes and frequently speaks. She also holds the titles: Professor and Specialist, Department of Environmental Science; C.W. & Modene Neely Endowed Professor; and Distinguished Outreach Professor.  She was named the 2020 recipient of the Warren A. Hall Medal for lifetime achievement in water resources research and education by the Universities Council on Water Resources. Professor Megdal holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Princeton University

She also serves as Board President, International Arid Lands Consortium and Board Member, American Water Resources Association and represents the residents of Pima County on the elected Board of Directors for the Central Arizona Water Conservation District, also known as the Central Arizona Project (CAP). The CAP delivers Colorado River water to Central Arizona.

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