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Mitch Basefsky

Central Arizona Project (CAP) is proud to announce the winners of the 2015 CAP Award for Water Research. 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 2015 CAP Award for Water Research winners are:

1st Place - Ling-Yee Huang, a graduate student in Science in Water, Society, and Policy in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Arizona. Her research, "A Framework for Indirect Potable Reuse," is very timely as many Arizona communities evaluate the potential for reusing treated wastewater as a future drinking water supply. Ms. Huang will receive $1,000 from CAP.

2nd Place - Susan Ward Harris, a graduate student in the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources at the University of Arizona. Her research, "An AMA Designation is Not the Solution: Groundwater Management in the Upper San Pedro Basin," is also very timely. Ms. Harris will receive $500 from CAP.

In addition to the cash awards, CAP sponsors the students 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 ( ). The 2015 Symposium will take place September 16-19, at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix.