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Securing Arizona's Water Future


The Arizona Department of Water Resources developed Arizona's Strategic Vision for Water Supply Sustainability, which provides a comprehensive water supply and demand analysis for Arizona. Recent studies have identified the potential for a long-term imbalance between available water supplies and projected water demands over the next 100 years if no action is taken. The Strategic Vision creates the framework for the development of potential strategies to address the projected imbalances. It provides context for maximizing the effectiveness of these strategies to address the needs of multiple water users across the State.

While, the State as a whole is not currently facing an immediate water crisis, Arizona is at a point where it must begin to face future water supply and management challenges. We are at the crossroads of having to decide what actions we will take to face those challenges. The Strategic Vision for Water Supply Sustainability is a necessary next step in continuing to ensure that Arizona has sufficient and sustainable water supplies. Over the next 25 to 100 years, Arizona will need to identify and develop additional water supplies to meet projected growing water demands. While there may be viable local water supplies that have not yet been developed, water supply acquisition and importation will be required for some areas of the State to realize their full growth potential. The Strategic Vision is essential to guide and ensure Arizona's future economic stability.


Planning Areas
Select a Planning Area below to access the individual report.

Image Map Navajo/Hopi Arizona Strip Western Plateau Northwest Basins Colorado Main Stem North Bill Williams Verde Central Plateau East Plateau Roosevelt Hassayampa/Agua Fria West Basins Colorado Main Stem South Lower Gila West Borderlands Basin and Range AMAs Gila Bend Apache Lower San Pedro Upper Gila Cochise Upper San Pedro

ADWR has undertaken a statewide speaking tour to present the Strategic Vision and is seeking public comment.


Past Meetings





January 22, 2014

1:30 p.m.

Yuma County Agriculture Water Coalition

Booth Machinery

6565 E. 30th Street

Yuma, AZ


January 24, 2014

10:00 a.m.

Northern Arizona Municipal Water Users Association

Sedona City Hall Campus- Vultee Conference Room

102 Roadrunner Drive

Sedona, AZ

January 28, 2014 4:00 p.m.

Verde River Basin Partnership Meeting

Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus

Building M, Community Room

601 W. Blackhills Drive

Clarkdale, AZ

February 10, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Tucson AMA Groundwater Users Advisory Council

Metro Water District

6265 N La Cañada Dr

Tucson, AZ 857

February 10, 2014 1:30 p.m.

Santa Cruz AMA Groundwater Users Advisory Council

Nogales Ciry Hall, Board Room

777 North Grand Avenue

Nogales AZ 85621

February 12, 2014 10:00 a.m

Arizona Municipal Water Users Assocaition

Management Board Meeting

3003 North Central Avenue, Suite 1550

Phoenix, Arizona 85012

February 13, 2014

9:30 a.m.


Phoenix AMA Groundwater Users Advisory Council

Arizona Department of Water Resources

3550 North Central Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85012

February 27, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Pinal AMA Groundwater Users Advisory Council

Casa Grande City Council Chambers

510 E. Florence Blvd.

Casa Grande, AZ 85122

February 27, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Arizona Municipal Water Users Assocaition

Board of Directors Meeting

3003 North Central Avenue, Suite 1550

Phoenix, Arizona 85012

February 28, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Coconino Plateau Water Advisory Council Meeting

USGS Building #3, 2255 N Gemini Drive

Flagstaff AZ 86001

March 7, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Inter Tribal Council of Arizona

Tribal Leaders Water Policy Council

2214 North Central Avenue

Phoenix, AZ

March 20, 2014 5:30 p.m.

International Boundary and Water Commission

Esplendor Resort- Mariposa Room

1069 Camino Caralampi

Rio Rico, AZ 85648

April 4, 2014 9:30a.m.

Pima Assocaition of Governments

Environmental Planning Advisory Committee

1 East Broadway, Main Conference Room 405

Tucson, AZ 85701

April 15, 2014 9:00 a.m.

Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

Agriculture, Water and Environment Committee

Board Room, 201 N. Central Ave., 27th Floor

Phoenix, AZ 85004

April 15, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Prescott Active Managment Area

Groundwater Users Advisory Council Meeting

Prescott Valley Library Auditorium, 7501 E. Civic Circle

Prescott Valley, AZ

May 16, 2014 8:00 a.m

Agri-Business Council of Arizona

Annual Business Meeting

ASU SkySong Center

1475 North Scottsdale Road

Scottsdale, AZ 85257


May 17, 2014 8:30 a.m.

Audubon Western Rivers Action Network

Arizona Game and Fish Department Region II Office
3500 S. Lake Mary Rd.

Flagstaff, AZ 86005

June 20, 2014 8:30 a.m.

Arizona-Mexico Commission

Environment & Water Committee

JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa

5402 E Lincoln Drive

Scottsdale, AZ 85253


June 20, 2014 8:30 a.m. Watershed Research & Education Program Conference

Yavapai Community College Campus

1100 E. Sheldon Street

Prescott, AZ 86301

July 8, 2014 12:30 p.m.

Arizona Association for Economic Development

Phoenix Country Club

2901 N 7th Street

Phoenix, AZ 85014

August 18, 2014 1:00 p.m.

Urban Land Institue Arizona

CityScape Building

One East Washington Street, 4th Floor Conference Room

Phoenix, Arizona 85004





Please submit comments to:

Michelle Moreno


Arizona Department of Water Resources

3550 North Central Avenue

Phoenix Arizona 85012