The Coconino Plateau Water Advisory Council (CPWAC) was established in 2000 with support from ADWR under the Rural Watershed Initiative and was originally administered as a program by Coconino County. In 2012 the CPWAC formed a 501(c)(4) non-profit for the purpose of lobbying and funding, and in 2013 formed the affiliate Coconino Plateau Watershed Partnership (CPWP), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The CPWAC and CPWP includes three committees: Technical Advisory Committee, Government Affairs Committee, and Public Outreach Committee. The Water Advisory Council and the Partnership have worked to provide a better understanding of local water issues such as supply and demand in northern Arizona.
The Coconino Plateau Water Advisory Council (CPWAC) and Coconino Plateau Watershed Partnership (CPWP) were formed to facilitate and implement sound water resource management and conservation strategies on the Coconino Plateau. The Council coordinates and cooperates in the identification, prioritization and implementation of comprehensive policies, projects, and programs to assist in meeting the water needs of the Coconino Plateau.
The Vision of the Council and Partnership is to ensure an adequate long-term supply of water is available to meet the current and future reasonable needs while preserving the health of the environment on the Coconino Plateau.
The CPWAC/CPWP area of interest is defined by the group as the Coconino Plateau. The general boundaries are the Colorado River on the north including the community of Page, the Hualapai Reservation on the west, the Navajo Reservation on the east and Sedona on the south as depicted on the CPWAC/CPWP Boundary Map. This area is in Coconino County and straddles portions of three groundwater basins (the Little Colorado River, the Coconino Plateau, and the Verde River Groundwater Basins), and includes areas of the Verde River, Upper Colorado River, and Little Colorado River watersheds.
Board of Directors & Committee Chairs
Board Chair – Mayor Coral Evans, City of Flagstaff
Board Vice-Chair – Vice-Mayor John Martinez, City of Sedona
Secretary Treasurer – Supervisor Jim Parks, Coconino County
Government Affairs Committee Chair – Brad Hill, City of Flagstaff
Public Outreach Committee Chair – Amanda Acheson, Coconino
Technical Advisory Committee Interim Chair – Ron Doba
Coconino Plateau Water Advisory Council and Watershed Partnership
Ron Doba, Coordinator
PHONE: (480) 299-5764