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Warren Tenney

AMWUA Blog

Warren Tenney

Executive Director

New Study Looks at Arizona’s Water Supply Options

Arizona water professionals are always looking for the next big bucket of water for residents and businesses.  However, a new study shows that instead we may need to pursue smaller buckets and take good care of the ones we already have. Identifying augmentation options for regions throughout Arizona has been the goal of the Long-Term Water Augmentation Committee, which is part of the Governor’s Water Council.  The Governor’s Water Council was established to provide a... 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.