The opportunity to hear expert presentations and discussion on the issue of water security attracted approximately 300 people to the WRRC’s annual conference, “Water Security from the Ground Up”. The audience represented more than 40 communities across Arizona.
Participants spoke to the topic of water security from a wide range of perspectives. A narrow definition of “water security” as protection of water system integrity was quickly discarded. Although it is an important component of water security, (see this issue, p. 1) conference speakers expanded the security concept in many directions. Although a single definition of water security never emerged, the differences among the presentations illustrated its scope and complexity.... more