drought Archives

Jeff Flake says water allocation is a state duty

Lake Mead's water level is at its lowest point since it was first filled in the 1930s.

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 →