By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times
Arizona water bigwigs are meeting with the governor’s staff in an attempt to unify the state’s voice on water issues and come up with new ideas to conserve and manage water.
But the plans have stirred uneasiness among some water stakeholders, who say the meetings themselves and their purposes haven’t been transparent.
Disclosure: Rose Law Group is a member of the governor’s Groundwater Committee.
The meetings could be consequential for the state’s future water supply, as those involved will analyze current laws, policies and practices to see what should be changed.
As many in the water world like to boast, Arizona’s diligent planning, like the Groundwater Management Act of 1980 and various efforts to keep more water in Lake Mead to stave off any water cuts, brought the state to where it is today: a growing metropolis in the middle of the desert.