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Water manager’s lobbyist costs under scrutiny, ban possible

Posted by   /  October 2, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times The Central Arizona Project has paid more than $2.5 million for lobbyists in Arizona and Washington D.C. over the past five years, an analysis of the agency’s lobbying contracts shows. The water canal system’s lobbying costs came under fire from Gov. Doug Ducey’s office as part of meetings […]

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U.S. and Mexico agree to share in Colorado River conservation and possible shortage

Posted by   /  September 28, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Brandon Loomis | The Republic The United States and Mexico have agreed to update and extend a 2012 deal through which Americans invest millions of dollars in Mexican water conservation in exchange for a share of Mexico’s Colorado River water. Related: Our View: Mexico’s Minute 323 water deal should pay off big for Arizona […]

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Governor’s Office proposes major rewrite of water laws

Posted by   /  September 25, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times Gov. Doug Ducey’s office is pushing for a spate of changes aimed at altering water laws, from groundwater rules to audits of another public body. The proposed laws have already rankled some lawmakers and the Central Arizona Project, setting up what could be a major battle during the […]

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Water bailout? Colorado River tribes pose statewide leasing idea

Posted by   /  September 24, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star Think of it as a water bailout, easing Arizona’s Colorado River woes and the legal-environmental water conflicts plaguing many rural communities. Think of it as a boon for Indian tribes looking to make better and more lucrative use of their river water. Or, think of it as an […]

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Developer’s planned curb cuts for water harvesting met with city resistance

Posted by   /  September 19, 2017  /  Water  /  No Comments

By Tony Davis | Arizona Daily Star Developer Dante Archangeli’s path to water sustainability has been paved with a few bumps. He wants to install curb cuts in a new small, north side subdivision that he’s planning, to capture stormwater runoff from the street. He would make the five-home, Campus Farm project “water neutral,” taking […]

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From desert wheat in Arizona to pasta in Italy

Posted by   /  September 19, 2017  /  Featured News, Water  /  No Comments

One of the wheat fields in Casa Grande. Photo courtesy of Wesam AbuHammad By Kianna Gardner | Cronkite News CASA GRANDE — Italian pasta chefs are known for crafting dishes that are as much local culture as they are food. What is less well-known is that Arizona’s desert durum wheat is a common ingredient in […]

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Flake, McCain Introduce Landmark Arizona Water Settlement Bill

Posted by   /  September 11, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

Agreement delivers greater certainty for Arizona water users and economic opportunities for the Hualapai Tribe NEWS RELEASE (Editor’s note: News releases are published unedited, unless they contain factual errors.) WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) last Thursday introduced S.1770, The Hualapai Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act to settle the water […]

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Maricopa shelves idea of buying water company

Posted by   /  September 8, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Bathany Blundell | PinalCentral Global Water is not for sale. That was the response Ron Fleming, president and CEO of the company, gave to the Maricopa City Council after listening to a presentation about the city’s interest in acquiring the local utility. The city was interested in purchasing two utilities: the Palo Verde site […]

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Water policy remake stirs fight unlike others in state history

Posted by   /  September 8, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

There’s no way to avoid using this common Arizona phrase: Whiskey is for drinking, water is for fighting. Today, more than ever, that old saying rings true. With Republican Gov. Doug Ducey convening water giants into meetings this summer, it’s become all the more apparent that major water players in Arizona, namely the state’s water […]

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Ground subsidence, that sinking feeling

Posted by   /  September 4, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

By Tony Davis Arizona Daily Star The ground is stabilizing under Tucson and Phoenix, but sinking faster than ever under many rural farming areas around the state. The phenomenon known as land subsidence is showing a two-way trend due to differences in the kinds of water supplies and water management used in varying regions, officials […]

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