Since its inception in 1884, originally as Phoenix Light and Fuel Company, Arizona Public Service Company, the largest electric utility in Arizona, has generated clean, reliable, and affordable energy from nine power plants, now serving 2.7 million Arizonans. APS has long been recognized as a leader in water reuse, as demonstrated by its use of reclaimed water as cooling water for Palo Verde Generating Station, the largest producer of power in the United States for the last 25 years.
Binational Cooperation in the Colorado River Basin: United States and Mexico
Amy Witherall, Binational Program Manager, Lower Colorado Basin Region, Bureau of Reclamation
Sean Schrag-Toso, Binational Program Analyst, Lower Colorado Basin Region, Bureau of Reclamation
With Special Comments from US Commissioner Maria-Elena Giner, International Boundary and Water Commission
Amy Witherall is the Binational Program Manager for the Lower Colorado Basin Region of the Bureau of Reclamation. She was an integral part of the development and negotiation of Minutes 319 and 323 to the 1944 U.S.-Mexico Water Treaty and plays a key role in their implementation. Prior to working on binational efforts, Amy managed water planning studies in partnership with Southern California stakeholders. She earned her master’s degree in International Environmental Policy at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She lives in southern California with her husband and two sons.
Sean Schrag-Toso joined the Binational Program at the Bureau of Reclamation in July 2020 as a Presidential Management Fellow after graduating from the University of Arizona with a master's degree in Hydrology and Water Resources and a graduate certificate in Water Policy. Previously, Sean was a Peace Corps volunteer in Panama and worked as an assistant engineer on water resources projects in Southern Arizona.
Estuary. June 18, 2021. Photo Credit: Eliana Rodríguez Burgueño, UABC