Protecting Phoenix area cities’ ability to provide assured, safe, and sustainable water supplies to their communities.

Warren Tenney

AMWUA Blog

Warren Tenney

Executive Director

Groundwater Documentary A Guide To Solving Today’s Water Challenges

The desert cities in Central Arizona have withstood 22 years of ongoing drought without imposing emergency conservation measures, such as those California ordered in 2015. Much of the credit goes to a groundbreaking piece of legislation called the Arizona Groundwater Management Act. The 37-year-old law is responsible for Arizona’s reputation as a leader in water management. The true story of how this law was negotiated, written and passed is the subject of a 2015 documentary called... Read More>

Keeping Current

Where We Stand

Colorado River Structural Imbalance

Levels at Lake Mead are rapidly dropping, in part, because the water stored in this reservoir is over-allocated to the states that share it. This puts the stability of the Colorado River system and reliability of Arizona’s Colorado River supplies at serious risk.

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Conservation & Efficiency

Living in a desert, Arizonans recognize that water is a limited and precious resource. We know we need to conserve and protect the water we have, stretching and preserving it for the future. We have embraced a culture of conservation, and it’s paying off. That ongoing commitment will help us weather the impacts of climate change, extended drought, and shortage.

Drought & Shortage

Extended drought and possible shortage on the Colorado River as soon as 2019 are cause for concern, but they are not unexpected. Arizona has been visionary in water management planning and policy. Phoenix area cities have prepared and invested to ensure reliable, sustainable supplies for their communities. Continued innovative water management strategies, investment, and forward-thinking policy will enable us to meet the very real challenges ahead.
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AMWUA (pronounced "am-wa" as in, "I am" and "water") is the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association, a non-profit association of ten municipalities in the Phoenix metro area, advocating responsible water stewardship that supports economic prosperity and safeguards Arizona's water supplies for future generations.