ADWR News Article Archive
Published: Fri, 10/02/2020
The jet stream position that is now ushering gales of hot, dry air right where it is needed least – into drought-wracked northern California – is not a particularly unusual feature at this time of year.
Published: Thu, 09/24/2020
The Arizona Capitol Times’ semi-annual “Morning Scoop” panel discussion on water issues facing the state.
Published: Thu, 09/03/2020
When the nation’s most ambitious state law designed to protect groundwater, resources came into being in 1980, a key element of that law was its series of “management plans.”
Published: Wed, 08/19/2020
On July 25, 2019, the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program, or GCDAMP, sponsored an eight-day Colorado River raft trip through the Grand Canyon for the organization’s stakeholders.
Published: Thu, 08/13/2020
To appreciate how useful the “Arizona Water Blueprint” may be someday to Arizonans interested in their water supplies (in short, all of them), let’s consider the demise of the slide rule.
Published: Thu, 08/06/2020
In April 2019, O’Malley and other forecasters correctly predicted that cooler-than-average sea surface temperatures (SSTs) would keep hot, moist air masses from building up in northern Mexico.
Published: Wed, 07/29/2020
In many respects, the Arizona Water Blueprint – a data-rich, interactive map of Arizona’s water resources and infrastructure created by the Kyl Center for Water Policy at Arizona State University – could not have been rolled out at a better time.
Published: Thu, 07/16/2020
A part of a sewer system serving the towns of Nogales on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border – would fail, often resulting in millions of gallons of untreated wastewater getting dumped into a system of tributaries that feed the Santa Cruz River.
Published: Thu, 07/09/2020
Arizona is facing even tougher negotiations to assure the long-term sustainability of the Colorado River. Here's how we envision the process.
Published: Thu, 07/02/2020
ARC met for the first time with a goal of preparing AZ for the tough negotiations to come on how best to manage the SW’s most important surface-water resource
Published: Thu, 06/18/2020
During the successful Drought Contingency Planning (DCP) process that kicked off for Arizona almost exactly two years ago, water issues dominated the headlines.
Published: Mon, 06/08/2020
After 11 years of service on the Mexico-United States International Boundary and Water Commission, Roberto Salmón Castelo has stepped down from his position
Published: Tue, 05/19/2020
When it comes to finding worthwhile material for keeping the young ones occupied during these long weeks of sheltering in place, the need remains great even as the stack of interesting, educational options dwindles.
Published: Mon, 04/27/2020
The technology of the webinar may not be new, but its status as an increasingly valuable means of public outreach is.
Published: Fri, 04/17/2020
When 40 million people and some of the most fruitful croplands in the world rely heavily on a single source of water, it seems only natural to want to know as much as possible about the source.
Published: Thu, 04/09/2020
A public celebration of Arizona’s water professionals scheduled for April 13 at the State Capitol has been cancelled, just as nearly every other public gathering nationwide has been cancelled this spring, a result of efforts to stem the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
Published: Thu, 04/02/2020
Let’s face it: Arizona Water Awareness Month – which is now – is not exactly an attention-getter this year.
Published: Fri, 03/27/2020
On a mission to reassure Arizonans that their tap water is secure in these unsettled times, a group of agencies including ADWR and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has released an informational statement observing that “Arizona’s water supplies remain safe and resilient."
Published: Fri, 03/20/2020
ADWR Continuing Operations
Published: Tue, 03/10/2020
In this data-heavy “Age of Information” in which we live, agencies like the Arizona Department of Water Resources constantly struggle with how to make information we collect more easily available to the public.