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Our View: Arizona’s water fight earned it a black eye. Can we rebuild our reputation?

Posted by   /  May 8, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

Editorial board | The Republic A bruising battle pitting the two biggest players in Arizona water came to a pause late last week as the agencies announced a truce and promised to work together. On Thursday, the Arizona Department of Water Resources and the Central Arizona Water Conservancy District dropped their swords and published a joint […]

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Scientists test device that can extract water from dry Arizona air

Posted by   /  May 2, 2018  /  Energy and Environment, Science  /  No Comments

By Meagan Boudreau | Cronkite News The desert is the last place most people search for water, but a team of scientists has tested a device in Arizona that extracts water from the desert air. Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California, Berkeley, have created a solar-powered device that can […]

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[EDITORIAL] Our View: Nasty fights are threatening the water we all need to live in Arizona

Posted by   /  April 9, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.) Editorial: Squabbles are erupting from Yuma to Phoenix, and it’s taking focus off the real water debates Arizona needs to have. Editorial board | The Republic Our desert state has a secret weapon against those doomsday scenarios that predict an arid and unsustainable future. It’s […]

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Arizona’s aquifers threatened

Posted by   /  April 5, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

Critics say the Legislature’s push for deregulation is indicative of an unwillingness to protect aquifers By Dustin Gardiner | The Republic Almost 40 percent of Arizona’s water supply comes from an ancient source — aquifers deep underground that collected water over millions of years. Those aquifers aren’t considered a renewable source by water-policy experts given […]

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Your Turn: Moving Colorado River water to central Arizona isn’t a scam – it’s smart policy.

Posted by   /  March 15, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

(Editor’s note: Opinion pieces are published for discussions purposes only.)  Connie Wilhelm and David Godlewski, opinion contributors | The Republic The Republic’s Linda Valdez has done a genuine disservice to readers with her recent opinion piece (“Why central Arizona can raid everyone else’s water – and it’s all legal“). Not only was her column disappointingly […]

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Rep. Rusty Bowers calls for cooperation in water planning and protection of rural property

Posted by   /  March 11, 2018  /  Government and Politics, Water  /  No Comments

In a Capitol Times op-ed, Rep. Rusty Bowers spelled out the challenges ahead as the state grapples with water scarcity. Arizona’s “diverse and consensus driven” system for water management is the bedrock upon which the Salt River Valley Water Users Assn., the Groundwater Management Act, the Dept. of Water Resources, the water banking authority, and […]

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Arizona water managers disagree on how to prevent a shortage on the Colorado River

Posted by   /  March 2, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

By Brandon Loomis | The Republic Arizona officials are calling for new conservation measures on the Colorado River that would protect water levels in Lake Mead from the effects of a relentless drought across the Southwest. But the push to use less water has revealed differences in the way water managers view conservation. Gov. Doug […]

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Securing Arizona’s Water Future

Posted by   /  February 21, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

(NEWS RELEASE: Governor’s Office) (Editor’s note: News releases are published as submitted unless they contain errors of fact.) Arizona is a renowned leader in water management thanks to more than a century of careful planning and effective governance. But, with droughts and declining water levels in the state’s key water supplies, the time to act […]

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Governor gives thumbs down on water proposals

Posted by   /  February 8, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

By Rachel Leingang | Arizona Capitol Times Despite months spent hashing out water proposals behind closed doors, the governor doesn’t like what he sees in legislation meant to overhaul water policy. But it’s not necessarily what’s in the bill that’s a problem. It’s what’s missing. Gov. Doug Ducey’s chief of staff, Kirk Adams, said the legislature’s […]

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Allhands: What you don’t know about the water law that saved Arizona

Posted by   /  January 4, 2018  /  Water  /  No Comments

Joanna Allhands: Here’s the story you don’t know about one of the most important laws Arizona ever passed – and what today’s leaders can learn from it. By Joanna Allhands, opinion columnist | The Republic In 2016, when the rains dried and reservoirs shrank, California was forced to impose drastic water conservation measures to keep taps flowing. Arizona […]

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