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Arizona Daily Star: Water wells drying up on Tucson
Arizona Daily Star: Water wells drying up on Tucson's fringesPosted: f/26/2014

Ongoing drought, shallow aquifers, and growth are some of the factors affecting domestic wells on the periphery.




New York Times: The Risks of Cheap Water
New York Times: The Risks of Cheap WaterPosted: f/20/2014

Two studies make the case that markets and prices are part of the tool kit to combat scarcity.




Arizona Daily Star: Tucson, Phoenix cut deal to fend off water shortages
Arizona Daily Star: Tucson, Phoenix cut deal to fend off water shortagesPosted: f/20/2014

Officials said the deal highlights the changing attitudes cities are taking toward predicted water challenges.



AMWUA BLOG
AMWUA blog

Kathleen Ferris
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A Little Bit Of Knowledge Can Grow A Beautiful Thing
Posted on 10/27/2014
The wrong tree in a desert yard can get ugly fast. Then, too, if the right tree is not correctly planted, nurtured or maintained it can die, grow in tortured directions, or fall over in a hard wind. Starting over can be expensive, but who wants a yard without trees? Trees cool […]
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RECENT POSTS
Recent Blog posts
Sheared Shrubs Lose Beauty And Health
Posted on 10/20/2014
Desert shrubs do not thrive when homeowners and landscapers shear them into geometric shapes, such as balls, squares or inverted pyramids. Regular shearing weakens these shrubs, detracts from their beauty, discourages them from flowering, and shortens their lives. Desert shrubs just don’t conform to formal garden expectations. It’s painful to see these […]
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Heroic Water Buffalo Heads For The Golf Course
Posted on 10/13/2014
There are many well-known names in Arizona’s water history. U.S. Senator Carl Hayden and Congressman John Rhodes delivered the votes in Washington that brought Colorado River water to the state. Governor Bruce Babbitt and state Senator Stan Turley wrestled the Arizona Groundwater Management Act into law and stopped decades of relentless over […]
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ADVOCACY & POLICY
Kathleen Ferris on the "State-of-the-State" for the Arizona Law Conference Kathleen Ferris on the "State-of-the-State" for the Arizona Law Conference
Nine water issues - will it take a crisis to resolve them?

AMWUA Releases 2014 Legislative Summary AMWUA Releases 2014 Legislative Summary
The recently completed legislative session had many twists and turns that affected AMWUA members. For in depth review and analysis, click here.

AMWUA Proposes Changes to Better Manage Stored Water AMWUA Proposes Changes to Better Manage Stored Water
We must ensure that water stored underground is protected for use in the future by those who have made the investment to put it there.

WATER CONSERVATION
Smart Home Water Guide Website Launches Smart Home Water Guide Website Launches
We're making it even easier to find leaks and save money with our new mobile-adapted website!

Watering Tips Watering Tips
Record rainfall and cooler temps mean you can scale back on the landscape watering and that water bill. Get the info you need here.

Landscaping in the Desert Landscaping in the Desert
Free classes, step-by-step guides, and money-saving rebates to help you build and maintain a beautiful, water-smart landscape.