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CAP Director Alex Arboleda presents
William Tintor, UA, and Veronica Horvath, ASU,
with joint first place prizes for the
CAP Award for Water Research

Central Arizona Project (CAP) is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 CAP Award for Water Research. The Award recognizes excellence in graduate or undergraduate student research addressing water issues facing the Colorado River’s Lower Basin states (Arizona, California and Nevada). Award judges included representatives of CAP’s popularly elected Board of Directors, CAP customers, academics, stakeholders and other members of the water community.

For 2018, CAP named two 1st place winners. The 2018 CAP Award for Water Research winners are:

  • Veronica Horvath, School of Sustainability and School of Community Resources and Development, Arizona State University, Decision Center for a Desert City. Veronica’s paper was co-authored with D. D. White and is titled, Sustainability Principles and the Future of Phoenix, Arizona: Framing the Salt River’s Urban Waterway Redevelopment.
  • 1st Place - William Tintor, University of Arizona, School of Geography and Development and the Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research. Will’s paper is titled, Water Policy in Arizona and the Semi-arid West.


Both winners received $1,000 from CAP. In addition to the cash awards, CAP hosted the students at the Arizona Hydrological Society Annual Symposium where they were recognized during a special luncheon and presented their research during regular conference sessions. 

The winning papers were published as part of the conference proceedings and on the CAP website.