Arizona Cap Times Leader of the Year Award

WRA and Arizona Water Partners Recognized as a 2020 Leader of the Year

| by Kim Mitchell

Western Resource Advocates and its Water for Arizona Coalition partners were honored this summer to receive the Arizona Capitol Times 2020 Leader of the Year Award in the Environment Category. The annual awards ceremony recognizes individuals and organizations that “have contributed greatly to the growth of our state. These groups, companies and individuals hunker down each day to find ways to improve the quality of life of Arizonans.”


Arizona Sycamore Creek

Arizona’s Groundwater Management Act was groundbreaking, but it needs an update

| by Kim Mitchell

Kim Mitchell is the senior water policy adviser at Western Resource Advocates and former hydrologist at the Arizona Department of Water Resources. Christopher Kuzdas is the Arizona water program manager for the Environmental Defense Fund. Both are members of the Water for Arizona Coalition. Forty years ago on June 12, Arizona enacted the Groundwater Management Act (GMA),... Read more »

Arizona’s budget must reflect our water challenges

| by Kim Mitchell

Kim Mitchell is the senior water policy adviser at Western Resource Advocates and former hydrologist at the Arizona Department of Water Resources. Christopher Kuzdas is the Arizona water program manager for the Environmental Defense Fund. Both are members of the Water for Arizona Coalition. Gov. Doug Ducey and the Arizona Legislature have announced their versions... Read more »

Collaboration is Key as Crucial Drought Contingency Plan to Protect the Colorado River is Enacted

| by Kim Mitchell

When water managers and other stakeholders across the Colorado River Basin began discussions years ago about how to protect our water resources in a rapidly drying West, they knew collaboration would be key in any solution involving seven states and an international agreement with Mexico. The historic Drought Contingency Plan is finally here and will help secure the future of water in the West.