Experts weigh plusses and minuses of augmenting Arizona’s water supplies
Just as the State Legislature began preparing for the 2018 legislative session early in the New Year, Arizona Department of Water Resources Director Tom Buschatzke and other water experts began briefing lawmakers on some of the fundamental issues facing Arizona’s water supplies.
On January 4, State legislators heard from a panel of experts on desalination – potentially one of the most intriguing water-augmentation sources for Arizona – including Water Resources Director Buschatzke.
On a personal level, being “water aware” almost universally means learning to conserve water. It is a precious and scarce resource, after all. As citizens of an arid Western state who are approaching our 17th consecutive year of drought, water conservation is an imperative.
A Special Tribute to the late Rick Lavis - one of Arizona's dearest water champions
Long a stout representative of Arizona's agricultural community at the state Legislature, Rick Lavis, 76, passed away Saturday after a lengthy battle with cancer.
A committed, fair-minded advocate for his industry, cotton growing, Lavis in fact was more than a representative of an important sector of the Arizona economy. He also was a passionate advocate for his state's long-term economic best interests. And that included helping assure a bountiful water supply for all.