Weekly Wave - Framing the Conversation at the 2019 WRRC Conference
The 2019 WRRC annual conference, to be held in Phoenix on February 1st, will begin with a series of presentations that set the stage for the day's discussion about water in Arizona. The conference, titled "Arizona Runs on Water: Scarcity, Challenges, and Community-based Solutions", explores how communities across Arizona are working to make sure they have sufficient water to meet their future needs. Before sharing numerous place-based examples, the program includes three framework presentations. Gerry Walker, Deputy Assistant Director at the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR), will take us on a tour of Arizona, highlighting water supply and demand conditions for various parts of the State. Rita Maguire, former Director and Chief Legal Counsel for ADWR, will provide an overview of statewide water law, as well as some local water regulations. The final presentation in this section of the agenda will be made by Maria Dadgar, Executive Director of the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, who will provide remarks on Tribal perspectives on water resources. These three talks provide a unique opportunity to get a big-picture view of water in Arizona. The conference will be held at the Black Canyon Conference Center, 9440 N 25th Ave., Phoenix.