In November 2012, five people were elected for the Central Arizona Water Conservation District. The CAWCD and its board members may not be well known to the general public, but they play an important role in Arizona water policy. The CAWCD manages, operates, and directs policy for the Central Arizona Project (CAP), the supplier of approximately 1.5 million acre-feet of water for Maricopa, Pinal, and Pima counties. This water is critical for the people of Central Arizona.
Of the five people elected this past year to the fifteen person board, five were elected in November. Two were re-elected to the position, Lisa Atkins and Pamela Pickard. The newly elected members are Guy Carpenter, Terry Goddard, and Heather Macre. AWR interviewed the newly elected board members to learn about their goals, expertise, and expected challenges for the upcoming six year term..... more
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Public Policy Review
AWR Insert: Understanding and Managing the Effects of Groundwater Pumping on Streamflow This fact sheet summarizes a U.S. Geological Survey study that evaluates the effects of groundwater pumping on streamflow.