2006 Annual Conference - Providing Water to Arizona's Growing Population: How Will We Meet the Obligation?

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Day 1 Conference Program

Registration and light breakfast

Welcome: Sharon Megdal, Director, Water Resources Research Center

Opening Remarks: Alan Stephens, Chief of Staff, Operations, Arizona Governor’s Office  

Keynote Speaker: Grady Gammage, Senior Research Fellow, Morrison Institute for Public Policy, ASU/Gammage & Burnham “Water, Growth and Sustainability – Is ArizonaHeaded the Way of Easter Island?”
Introduction by John Sullivan, Associate General Manager, Salt River Project

Water Planning for Growth
Moderator, Kathy Jacobs, Executive Director, Arizona Water Institute

A)  What are the cities doing?
Steve Olson, Executive Director, Arizona Municipal Water Users Association
David Modeer, Director, Tucson Water
Roger Gingrich, Water Resources Coordinator, City of Yuma Public Works


B)  What are the towns and rural areas doing?
Mark Apel, Planning Manager, Cochise County
Bill Garfield, President, Arizona Water Company
Tom Griffin, Mohave County Water Authority
Buzz Walker, Public Works Director, Town of Payson

Where is the water coming from?
Moderator, Susanna Eden, Water Resources Research Center
John Hoffman, Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey
Larry Dozier, Deputy General Manager, Central Arizona Project
Lucius Kyyitan, Acting Director of the Office of Water Rights, Gila River Indian Community
Pat Graham, State Director, The Nature Conservancy, Arizona

The Verde River, The Nature Conservancy, Arizona and the Salt River Project

Speaker: Robert Johnson, Regional Director, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
“Growth, Drought and the Colorado River ”
Introduction by Carol Erwin, Area Manager, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

The Role of the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District
Moderator and Panelist, Tom Buschatzke, Water Advisor, City of Phoenix
Cliff Neal, Manager, Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District
Mike Pearce, Attorney, Fennemore Craig PC
Warren Tenney, Assistant General Manager, Metropolitan Water District (44 KB .doc)
Karl Polen, Executive Vice President, Pivotal Group

Developer, Homebuilder and Realtor Perspectives
Moderator, Priscilla Storm, Director of Special Projects, Diamond Ventures, Inc.
Spencer Kamps, Legislative Affairs, Homebuilders Association of Central Arizona
Frank Dickens, President-Elect, Arizona Association of Realtors
Bob Iannarino, Project Manager, Diamond Ventures, Inc.


Public Officials Perspectives
Moderator, Jack Pfister, Former General Manager, Salt River Project
Herb Guenther, Director, Arizona Department of Water Resources
The Honorable Jake Flake, State Senator, Chair, Natural Resources and Rural Affairs Committee
The Honorable Tom O' Halleran, State Representative, Chair, Natural Resources and Agricultural Committee
The Honorable Kris Mayes, Commissioner, Arizona Corporation Commission

Wrap-up: Sharon Megdal, Director, Water Resources Research Center 

Day 2 Conference Program

A Workshop on Central Arizona's Future Water Supplies: Issues Related to Acquisition and Use of Potential Supplies and Implications for the Rest of the State

For follow up of Day 2, go to http://sustainable.asu.edu/gios/waterworkshop.htm

Background paper (pdf)

Sponsored by the Global Institute of Sustainability , Arizona State University

Registration and light breakfast

Welcome and Introduction
Sharon Megdal, Director, Water Resources Research Center, University of Arizona Paul Johnson , Executive Dean of the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering and ASU Member of the Arizona Water Institute Executive Committee, Arizona State University

Purpose and Ground Rules for Day 2
Jim Holway, Associate Director, Global Institute for Sustainability, Arizona State University

Presentation of Background Paper
Terri Sue Rossi, Planning Analyst, Central Arizona Project

Water Experts – Issue Summary and Identification
Brad Hill, Water Resources Manager, City of Peoria , Infrastructure Needs and Building Balanced Water Supply Portfolios
Guy Carpenter, Project Manager, HDR Engineering, Political Hurdles and Major Policy Implications
Marvin Cohen, Attorney, Sacks Tierney P.A., Future Allocation Mechanisms

Facilitated Discussions (involving all attendees)
Moderator, Teresa Makinen, Makinen Professional Services

Wrap-up & Next Steps
Kathy Jacobs, Executive Director, Arizona Water Institute
Jim Holway, Associate Director, Global Institute of Sustainability , ASU
12:00  Session break up