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Decision Center for a Desert City Water/Climate Briefing: Arizona Water Supply Sustainability: In-state Water Transfers

Michael Lacey

  • Director, Arizona Department of Water Resources

Patrick L. Morgan

  • Manager, Yuma Mesa Irrigation Drainage District

Paul Muthart

  • General Manager, Pasquinelli Produce Co., Yuma, Arizona

Dave D. White

  • Co-Director, Decision Center for a Desert City, Arizona State University

Ray Quay

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

Moving water from one area of Arizona to another has the potential to create controversies, especially if the area from which the water is being transferred has existing water uses and economies built on that water supply.

In the Arizona Department of Water Resources report, “Arizona’s Next Century: A Strategic Vision for Water Supply Sustainability”, it is suggested that in-state water transfers will play a strategic role in Arizona’s sustainable water future. Yet, the report suggests that a comprehensive analysis of water transfers is needed to better understand their role in our water future and their secondary benefits and impacts.

In this Water/Climate Briefing, our panelists will use Yuma County as a case study to begin identifying the issues about water transfers that we need to better understand and what type of further dialogue and research is needed.

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Welcome by Jonathan Koppell
Dean of the College of Public Programs
Lattie and Elva Coor Presidential Chair in the School of Public Affairs

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.