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Does Arizona have enough water for the drought?

In this July 18, 2014 photo, the bathtub ring of light minerals that delineates the high water mark on Lake Mead is seen at Hemenway Harbor in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada. A 14-year drought has caused the water level in the reservoir to shrink to its lowest point since it was first filled in the 1930s. (AP Photo/John Locher)
by in AZRE Magazine

Although Arizona may not collectively be singing in the rain, some comfort can be had in knowing that water has been conserved with calculated intention. In fact, in Arizona State University’s 2011 “Watering the Sun Corridor” report, you’ll find a closing quote stating, “Water, among all things, has been what Arizona does really well.” But… Read More →

Jeff Flake says water allocation is a state duty

In this July 18, 2014 photo, the bathtub ring of light minerals that delineates the high water mark on Lake Mead is seen at Hemenway Harbor in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada. A 14-year drought has caused the water level in the reservoir to shrink to its lowest point since it was first filled in the 1930s. (AP Photo/John Locher)

If you ask Sen. Jeff Flake about Federal water policy, he’ll tell you that’s something primarily left up to the individual states. During a 2016 Business of Water Summit speech Wednesday at the downtown Phoenix Hyatt Regency, the senator told a room full of business leaders and water stakeholders the primary principles of federal water policy, warning… Read More →

Valley Partnership leaders named to state water group

Cheryl Lombard

Gov. Doug Ducey appointed the CEO and a board member of Valley Partnership, Monday, to the newly-formed Water Augmentation Council. Cheryl Lombard, CEO and president, and Arizona State Land Commissioner and Valley Partnership Board Members Lisa Atkins were appointed to the council, which will investigate long-term water augmentation strategies and more. “Water issues are a… Read More →

Expect to Pay More for Certain Groceries

With California experiencing one of its worst droughts on record, grocery shoppers across the country can expect to see a short supply of certain fruits and vegetables in stores and to pay higher prices for those items. Professor Timothy Richards of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University recently completed some… Read More →

First Fidelity offers tips to prepare for fire, drought season

wildfire

As the fire and drought season in Arizona continues, the risk for businesses and the importance to be prepared is higher than ever. Recent research shows that small businesses are particularly vulnerable with only 38 percent having an emergency or disaster preparedness plan, 84 percent don’t have natural disaster insurance and 71 percent don’t have… Read More →