General Information:

CAP offers two annual awards for outstanding water research, one in the amount of $1000 to the first place winner, and one for $500 to the second place winner.

  • Encourage and support water research in colleges and universities.
  • Raise public awareness of water issues.
  • Raise public awareness of CAP.
  • The CAP Award for Water Research is a partner with the Arizona Hydrological Society (AHS).
  • CAP will award each recipient with an additional $250 sponsorship to the AHS annual symposium.
  • The CAP Award will be presented at a special awards luncheon during the symposium.
  • Award recipients will present their research during regular sessions at the symposium.
  • Winning papers will be included in the published conference proceedings and on the CAP internet site.
Research Criteria:
  • The CAP Award will be available to graduate and undergraduate students at any college or university in the State of Arizona.
  • Papers should address water issues facing the Lower Basin States and should be of interest to CAP and other water users.
  • Papers should represent the student's original, unpublished work.
Suggested Research Topics
  • Drought Management
  • Environmental law
  • Groundwater Resources
  • Indian water rights
  • Public Perception of Water Issues
  • Recharge Riparian Habitat
  • Rural watershed/water use
  • Subsidence
  • Surface water
  • Surface/groundwater relationships
  • Threatened/endangered species
  • Water law
  • Water policy/politics
  • Water rights
  • Water supply/use
Submission Guidelines:

If you would like to submit the entry form, the complete paper and a one page abstract electronically, please click here.

Review Process:

Submissions are reviewed by a committee comprised of a member of CAP's popularly elected Board of Directors, CAP staff members and CAP water customers. All applicants are notified of the results of their applications through electronic correspondence.