Governor Ducey has announced the appointment of Thomas Buschatzke to the Arizona Department of Water Resources.
Sloppy research such as the recent report on the economic impact of the Colorado River hampers difficult policy discussions.
Zócalo/ASU panel discussion that included AMWUA's Kathy Ferris explored whether or not the Colorado River can survive.
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Posted on 01/26/2015
Fix a Leak Week is a big deal around here. This year it’s even bigger for City of Goodyear baseball fans. Fix a Leak Week is a funny name for a serious campaign. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency WaterSense Program started the campaign five years ago after researchers revealed some startling data: […]
Posted on 01/19/2015
“In the depths of the Great Recession, the hardest hit state agency was the Department of Water Resources. A wealth of institutional knowledge, vital to maintaining Arizona’s relative position with other states in competition for precious water supplies, was lost. . . . Lawmakers need to take this critical agency more seriously. And that means […]
Gilbert Transforms Wastewater Storage Into Wetlands Retreat
Posted on 01/12/2015
In 1986, the Town of Gilbert began storing treated wastewater in a pond at Cooper and Elliot roads. It did not surprise town officials that the pond attracted birds, but they were surprised by how many people the birds attracted. Unprepared for birdwatchers, the town fenced the pond. The lesson wasn’t lost […]