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Arizona Water Initiative


Governor Doug Ducey's Arizona Water Initiative

The initiative, which is based off of and continues the work published in the 2014 Strategic Vision for Water Supply Sustainability Report, involves two tracks.



Planning Area Process Governor's Water
Augmentation Council


Through the Planning Area Process, ADWR will identify and prioritize the 22 planning areas identified in the report, beginning with rural areas.

The goals of this track are to:

Refine the issues that are causing supply and demand imbalances.

Identify strategies that are likely to be successful in each Planning Area.

Work together with local stakeholders to create solutions that Arizona can then implement to meet future water demands.



The Council will investigate the long-term augmentation strategies for the State, as well as explore additional water conservation opportunities, identify infrastructure needs and, report policy direction or statutory changes to take Arizona into the future.

Council membership consists of a wide array of experts including water providers and leaders in Arizona agriculture, mining, agribusiness, homebuilding, watershed groups and government.

ADWR Director Thomas Buschatzke serves as chairman of the Council.

Planning Area Process
Governor's Water Augmentation Council