Submissions for the CAP Award for Water Research are accepted anytime during a given year. The deadline for submissions is June 1. Research submitted for this award should focus specifically on water issues that affect Central and Southern Arizona and the Colorado River. Papers can focus on legal, economic, political, environmental, or water management issues, as well as any other issue that might be of interest to CAP or Arizona water users. Priority will be given to Colorado River issues.

First Place: $1,000
Second Place: $500

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

  • 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 conservation
  • Water law
  • Water policy/politics
  • Water rights
  • Water supply/use

To apply, submit our online entry form.

2020 Winning Papers


Past Winning Papers