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WELCOME to the Workshop on Future Water Supplies in Central Arizona. Meeting Process Coordinator: Teresa A. Makinen Makinen Professional Services Coordinator sponsorship:. OUR OBJECTIVE TODAY.

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WELCOME to theWorkshop on Future Water Supplies in Central Arizona

Meeting Process Coordinator: Teresa A. Makinen Makinen Professional Services

Coordinator sponsorship:


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OUR OBJECTIVE TODAY

Identify the Key Public Policy Issues & Water Management Decisions that will need to be addressed in the future


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INTRODUCTIONS

Introduce yourself to your group with your name, affiliation, and identify what you think is the most important issue which needs to be addressed concerning water & growth in central Arizona


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EXERCISE #1 – ISSUE IDENTIFICATION

  • What do you believe are the most important water management issues for AZ which will need to be addressed?

  • Which of these issues are short term (less than 5 years) and which are long term issues?


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EXERCISE #2 – ISSUE DISCUSSION

  • Discuss the top 1-5 issues enough to get an understanding of the issue

  • Feel free to move to the next issue, or move between short & long term issues

  • Remember – we’re not resolving this today (though we would like to) 

  • We’re framing the issue to get a better understanding


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Ex. #2: Questions to Frame Issue

  • Why is this issue critical?

  • What are the key components of this issue?

  • What are the challenges, obstacles, and opportunities related to resolving this issue? (Technical, Legal, Political, Financial, etc)

  • What are the key public policy questions that need to be addressed?

  • What needs to happen to make progress?

  • If timing is critical, what is the timeline?


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EXERCISE #3 – LEGISLATIVE DOCKET

What are the key water-related issues that need to be addressed by the Arizona legislature in the next two years?


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EXERCISE #4 – HOW DO WE MOVE FORWARD?

What happens from here – how do we move forward with this dialogue and these issues we’ve discussed?


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Major Issue – Comment Cards

  • 22 - Growth & Adequate Supply Concerns

    • Wildcat Subs, Finite Supply, More Authority

  • 9 - Protect Environment / Ecosystems

  • 4 - CAGRD (no limit, no direct use)

  • 3 - Affordability / Equity / Distribution

  • 2 - Ag to Urban & Loss of Farmland

  • 2 - Importation & Allocation of CO River


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Major Issue – Comment Cards

  • Link water to other issues

  • Link water quality & quantity

  • Use in rural Arizona

  • CA dependence on Co River

  • Need new water supplies

  • Drought

  • Surface water / groundwater connection


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Major Issue – Comment Cards

  • Public & Legislator education

  • Bridge communication gaps

  • Depletion by upstream users in Salt/Verde

  • Why use potable supply to flush toilet

  • Bob McCain’s Retirement


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Legislative Issues

  • Water adequacy authority in non-AMAs (9)

  • Disclosure of inadequate supplies and GRD membership (2)

  • Local planning: consider water (2)

  • Growing Smarter statewide vision (2) or statewide planning process (1)

  • Exempt wells should not be exempt (7) or lot splits (5)

  • Statewide uniform water control (1) or regional water mgt. authority (2)

  • Create statewide authority for acquisition and assessment of supplies (1)

  • Rethink AMAs and ability to achieve goal (1)

  • Funding of adjudications (1)

  • Increased funding for ADWR (2) and Water Institute (1)

  • Fund additional water resources data collection, monitoring, studies (4)

  • GRD Wet vs paper water and sharing cost of developing supply (1)

  • Loan program for developing rural water supplies (1)

  • Maintain agricultural land uses (1)

  • Connect groundwater and surface water laws (2)

  • Protection of stream flow and riparian areas (1)

  • Drought triggers and recovery plan (1)



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