AMWUA works collaboratively to build solutions, advocate sound water management strategies and policies, and promote responsible water stewardship.
Collaboration is at the heart of everything AMWUA does. It’s why we exist.
Nearly 50 years ago, AMWUA’s founders—the then mayors of Chandler, Phoenix, and Scottsdale—recognized that they would be more effective and efficient by working together to comprehensively address water resource planning and policy at a regional level. AMWUA was formed to facilitate those efforts. AMWUA staff and member staffs, city managers, and elected officials work closely with one another and with water agencies and stakeholders to discuss complex issues and find innovative solutions to the challenges ahead.
A secure water future comes from careful planning, sound management, and bold leadership.
AMWUA champions rational and effective legislation and regulations that protect the water supplies on which its members rely. We have been a powerful voice in every significant water management issue in Arizona through the past half-century, including the difficult negotiation of the state’s landmark 1980 Groundwater Management Act. The issues now facing our members will require AMWUA to be an even more vigorous advocate in the years ahead.
Helping Arizonans use water efficiently to maintain our quality of life and strengthen our economy.
Living in a desert, Arizonans are instinctively aware 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. For more than 35 years, AMWUA, its members, and partners have joined together to provide residents and businesses with the information, tools, and assistance to take action. Arizonans have embraced a culture of conservation, and it’s paying off.