Arizona runs on water! A safe, secure, and reliable water supply is vital to our economy, well-being, and way of life. So, how will Arizona communities ensure that they have sufficient water to meet their needs, now and in the future? This is the critical question being addressed at the upcoming conference, Arizona Runs on Water: Scarcity, Challenges, and Community-based Solutions hosted by the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center. Because one size does not fit all, speakers will showcase many different place-based approaches, including collaboration, conservation, market-based methods, long-term planning, and more. The conference is meant for everyone with an interest in how Arizona meets its water needs.
At the conference, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Phoenix Area Manager Leslie Meyers will deliver the keynote highlighting current information on The Lower Basin and Intra-Arizona Drought Contingency Plan as well as other Arizona Reclamation Priorities. Conference panels will feature presentations from counties, towns, Tribes, as well as others working on water issues throughout Arizona. A highpoint of the program will be the Legislators Panel, with perspectives provided by House Speaker Russell (Rusty) Bowers, Representatives Rosanna Gabaldón and Gail Griffin, as well as Senator Sine Kerr, and Senate Minority Whip Lisa Otondo.
The WRRC Conference will be held on Friday, February 1st, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Black Canyon Conference Center, located at 9440 N 25th Ave, Phoenix, AZ. See the Agenda and visit the Conference Website, for more information and a link to the registration page. Online registration is open through Friday, January 25th, 2019. On-site registration will be available for a $10 additional charge.
The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC), a unit within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. We tackle key water policy and management issues, empower informed decision-making, and enrich understanding through engagement, education, and applied research. For more information, visit us at wrrc.arizona.edu.