Central Arizona Project (CAP) is proud to announce the winners of the 2010 CAP Award for Water Research. The Award is presented annually in partnership with the Arizona Hydrological Society.  The Award recognizes excellence in graduate or undergraduate student research addressing water issues facing the lower basin states (Arizona, California and Nevada). Award judges include representatives of CAP's popularly elected Board of Directors, CAP customers and management, and other members of the water community. 

The 2010 CAP Award for Water Research winners are:

The 1st Place Award winner is Todd Gaston, a graduate student in Agricultural and Resource Economics, for his paper titled "Rainwater Harvesting in the Southwestern United States." Mr. Gaston will receive $1,000 from CAP.

The 2nd Place Award winners are Greta Anderson, Evan Dick, Jesse Minor and Andrea Prichard from the University of Arizona, co-authors of the paper titled "Rethinking Water in the Arid Southwest: The Need for a New Framework for Managing Water in Arizona." Anderson, Dick, Minor and Prichard will receive $500 from CAP.

In addition to the cash prize, CAP is awarding each recipient with a sponsorship to the Arizona Hydrological Society Annual Symposium where award recipients will be recognized during a special luncheon, and will present their research during regular conference sessions.  The winning papers will be published in the conference proceedings and on the CAP web site (http://www.cap-az.com/education/award-for-research).

The 2010 Symposium takes place September 1-3, at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson. The Awards luncheon takes place on Friday, September 3.

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CAP is the steward of central Arizona's Colorado River water entitlement and a collaborative leader in Arizona's water community. The CAP Community Investment program fosters water awareness and provides support for innovative water education, research, and water use efficiency efforts in CAP's three-county service area.