Water governance in the United States has followed a water federalism system, in which government functions are shared between federal and state authorities. Water federalism is the sharing of governance across different levels of government over freshwater quantity (water quantity federalism) and quality (water quality federalism). These terms have evolved throughout different eras of U.S. history. Initially, water federalism involved water quantity federalism only, and both state and federal governments had management prerogatives. The 1922 Colorado River Compact and the 1944 U.S.
The Cochise County Water Factsheet is now available! As the third installment in the WRRC’s Arizona Water Factsheet series, the factsheets offer a wide ranging yet concise overview of county water resources information for a general audience. The Cochise County Water Factsheet covers topics such as the county’s water supply and demand, unique water management challenges and opportunities, and a look to the future of water in Cochise County.
The Arizona Hydrological Society held their 34th Annual Symposium from September 14–16. In their keynote addresses
Northern Arizona is celebrating Colorado River Days! Colorado River Days Flagstaff is a series of educational events to remind Flagstaff and surrounding communities about the importance of the Colorado River and all it has to offer
The Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) has recently announced public information resources are now available on a section of its public website devoted to maps and data. Some are new, and others have been available for a while. Eight maps are interactive, which means that either clicking on the map or using the search function will bring up information on the map topic.