By Tom Buschatzke, director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources | The Arizona Republic
(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.)
If recent climatic experience has taught Arizonans anything, it is that the specter of drought is an ever-present proposition.
Droughts of 30 or even 50 years are not unknown phenomena.
So, even when Mother Nature blesses us with a wet year, like this year, water in the Southwest remains a scarce resource that must be managed cooperatively with a long-term view if we are to assure it remains available and abundant for the millions of people relying on it.