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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 →

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 →

Arizona’s water concerns, and how to avert crisis

Water treatment
by in AZ Business Magazine | Green

Arizonans face perpetual drought with an understanding that being good water stewards is essential to life in the desert. The current water shortage crippling California reinforces the importance of Arizona’s continuing conservation and management of this finite resource. Clarkdale Mayor Doug Von Gausig is the executive director of the Verde River Institute and has been… Read More →

City of Phoenix invests to protect water supplies

Fresh Water is Becoming Scarcer with the Planet's Changing Climate

The Phoenix City Council has approved a three-year partnership with the National Forest Foundation (NFF) to help protect Phoenix’s water supply. The NFF’s work will consist of watershed improvement projects on National Forest lands in northern Arizona. Through the partnership, the City of Phoenix will invest $200,000 per year in the Northern Arizona Forest Fund,… Read More →

Albert Acken joins Ryley Carlock

Green Law - Valley Forward’s Goals Are Important To Dan Litteral’s Company, Apollo Group

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite announced that Albert “Bert” H. Acken has been named Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Water, Energy, Resources and Environmental Law Practice Group. Acken will oversee 12 attorneys in our Phoenix and Denver offices, which provide a full range of knowledge in water law, environmental regulation, environmental litigation, environmental legislation, natural… Read More →

Summer Heat Relief Campaign Kicks off May 1

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by in Featured | Nonprofit

Scorching temperatures are a health hazard to the Valley’s homeless and elderly shut-ins, and one non-profit organization is mobilizing to prevent heat-related deaths and illnesses among this vulnerable, growing population. Phoenix Rescue Mission is partnering with several municipalities and businesses to launch its new “Code Red: Summer Heat Relief Campaign” on Wed., May 1. While… Read More →

Colorado River viewed as vanishing resource

Western Water
by in Business News | Green

The federal government isn’t going to tap the Missouri River to slake the thirst of a drought-parched Southwest, the government’s top water official said Wednesday. But rising demand and falling supply have water managers in the arid West considering a host of other options to deal with dire projections that the Colorado River — the… Read More →

Navajos to build portion of major water pipeline

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by in Business News | Economy | Green

The Navajo Nation and the U.S. Department of the Interior have reached a financial agreement to have the tribe build 43 miles of a major water pipeline, according to the Associated Press. The 280-mile, $1 billion Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project will serve Navajo communities in New Mexico and Arizona, the city of Gallup and parts… Read More →