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Beyond DCP: Long Term Water Sustainability for the Colorado River Basin

Decision Center for a Desert City

Cynthia Campbell

  • Water Resources Management Advisor, City of Phoenix

Governor Stephen Roe Lewis

  • Gila River Indian Community

Chelsea McGuire

  • Director of Government Relations, Arizona Farm Bureau

Kevin Moran

  • Senior Director, Colorado River Program, Environmental Defense Fund

Dave D. White

  • Moderator and Director, Decision Center for a Desert City, Arizona State University

To manage the increasing risks of water shortages, the seven Colorado River Basins states that share the allocation of the river, worked with local water agencies, Tribes, non-governmental organizations, Mexico, and the Department of Interior to negotiate the historic Colorado River Drought Contingency Plans (DCP). These plans provide important new direction and guidelines for the next decade. Despite this significant accomplishment, difficult questions remain about the long-term sustainability of Colorado River basin.

As the natural flows on the river are altered by drought and the impacts of climate variability and change, there remains significant uncertainty about water availability in the coming decades. Meanwhile the river remains over-allocated. What will be the impact on cities, agriculture, tribes, and the environment? How will we adapt our water management in the West to maintain long-term sustainable regions?

Join the discussion.

Lunch will be served.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
A.E. England Auditorium
424 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Event Parking
University Center Parking Garage
92 East Polk Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Entrance on E Polk St. between N Central Ave. and N 1st St.