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Office of the Director
(602) 771-8426
Thomas Buschatzke, Director
Lynne Smith, Deputy Director
(602) 771-8426 [email protected]
Doug Dunham, Legislative Liaison & Ombudsman
(602) 364-2650 [email protected]
Doug MacEachern, Communications Administrator
(602) 771-8507 [email protected]
Michelle Moreno, Public Information Officer
(602) 771-8530 [email protected]
Rogelio Martinez, Continuous Improvement Manager
(602) 771-0026 [email protected]
Human Resources
Lupe Beimer, Human Resources Administrator (602) 771-8505 [email protected]
Legal Division  
Kenneth Slowinski, Chief Counsel (602) 771-8472
Finance and Administration  
Scott Selin, Finance and Administration Manager (602) 771-8508 [email protected]
Colorado River, Other Interstate and International Waters
Vineetha Kartha (602) 771-8552 [email protected]
Promotes, protects and manages Arizona’s entitlement of 2.8 million acre-feet annually of Colorado River water, consults on the allocation of the entitlement with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, monitors and coordinates compliance with the national Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act as they affect the Colorado River and Arizona’s interstate rivers and streams. Monitors use of other interstate rivers as it affects Arizona. Participates in binational efforts related to water use and the nation of Mexico, including supporting efforts of the director with the Arizona/Mexico Commission
Water Planning
Clint Chandler, Assistant Director (602) 771-8659 [email protected]
Theresa Johnson, Administrative Assistant (602) 771-3974 [email protected]
The Water Management Division implements Arizona’s Groundwater Code through managing groundwater in five (5) critical groundwater areas called Active Management Areas (AMAs). It does this through a variety of permits, including Assured and Adequate Water Supply, recharge and recovery, groundwater withdrawal and general industrial use, well construction, and licensing for well drillers; and planning for renewable supplies through a vigorous conservation and drought preparedness program and assessment of future groundwater use.

Statewide Strategic Planning

  Gerry Walker (602) 771-8511 [email protected]
  Karen Modesto (602) 771-7705 [email protected]

Active Management Areas

  Jeff Tannler, Statewide AMA Director (602) 771-8424 [email protected]
  Ryan Jackisch, Industrial Planner (602) 771-8512 [email protected]
  Amy Levy (602) 771-8617 [email protected]

Assured and Adequate Water Supply & Recharge Section


The Assured and Adequate Water Supply program coordinates the application process for assured and adequate water supply determinations. The Recharge program coordinates Underground Storage Facility Permits, Recovery Well Permits, Water Storage Permits, and Long-Term Storage Credits.


  Lou Bota, Hydrologist (602) 771-8542 [email protected]
  Tracey Carpenter, Hydrologist (602) 771-8546 [email protected]
  Tito Comparan, Hydrologist (602) 771-8547 [email protected]
  Christopher A. Jones, Hydrologist (602) 771-8592 [email protected]
  Kym Luttermoser (602) 771-8660 [email protected]
  Richard Obenshain (602) 771-8622 [email protected]
  Shannon Reif (602) 771-8517 [email protected]


Planning, Conservation and Data Management Section


This program deals with issues related to water sustainability and use efficiency that are common within Active Management Areas, as well as statewide. The Community Water Planning, Drought, and Conservation Programs are also included in this section. These programs coordinate Arizona’s drought management planning through drought monitoring and the formation of local area assessment and impact groups, and promote water conservation through a statewide strategy of education, outreach and technology transfer.


  Lisa Williams, Manager (602) 771-8603 [email protected]
  Einav Henenson (602) 771-8607 [email protected]
  Pam Muse (602) 771-8596 [email protected]
  Daniel Fielder (602) 771-4584 [email protected]
Engineering and Permits Division
Peggy Beckett, Administrative Assistant (602) 771-8649 [email protected]
The Engineering and Permits Division allocates the right to use surface water resources in a fair and equitable manner; provides technical and administrative support to the adjudication court and Special Master; oversees safety of all nonfederal dams in Arizona; manages the statewide flood warning system; and assists communities that participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

For information or assistance please call (602) 771-8649.

Toll free number for public inquires related to New Use Summons and Filing of Claims

Groundwater Permitting and Wells Section


This section includes Notice of Intent permitting, groundwater permitting and conveyances, general industrial permitting, compliance with well construction standards, well driller licensing, water quality and customer outreach.


  Stella Murillo, Manager (602) 771-8594 [email protected]
  Michael Ball (602) 771-8640 [email protected]
  Phil Whitmore (602) 771-4708 [email protected]
  Kevin Crego (602) 771-8609 [email protected]
  Susan Montoya (602) 771-8636 [email protected]
  Gloria Tapia (602) 771-8613  [email protected]
  Paul Alder (602) 771-0369  [email protected]
  Jake Nelson (602) 771-8427  [email protected]
  Torren Valdez (602) 771-8614  [email protected]
Hydrology/Water Resource Investigations
(602) 771-8535
Frank Corkhill, Assistant Director & Chief Hydrologist [email protected]
LaVonne Cain, Administrative Assistant (602) 771-4566 [email protected]
The Hydrology/Water Resource Investigation Division provides technical support and services to the Department in the areas of groundwater data collection, groundwater modeling and regional water planning. Information on the various sections and online data can be found at the following locations on the ADWR website:
Groundwater Data and Wells:
  Wells 55  
Groundwater Modeling: [email protected]
  ADWR Models  
Field Services: [email protected]
  Basic Data  
  Hydrology Map Series Reports  
Regional Planning: [email protected]
  Water Atlas  
  Rural Watershed Alliance  
  Statewide Planning  
Arizona Water Banking Authority
Virginia O’Connell, Manager (602) 771-8491 [email protected]
Terri Sue Rossi (602) 771-8670 [email protected]
Tim Henley, Consultant (602) 771-8488 [email protected]
Arizona Water Banking Authority Web site
Arizona Water Protection Fund
(602) 771-8528
Stefanie Smallhouse, Executive Director (602) 771-8525 [email protected]
Arizona Water Protection Fund Web Site