SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION OF THE FILM "GROUNDWATER"

SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION OF THE FILM "GROUNDWATER"

Apr 25 2018 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm

Come to a free screening of the film Groundwater, sponsored by the City of Flagstaff Water Services Division and the Coconino Plateau Water Advisory Council (CPWAC). In 1980, the Arizona Legislature passed the monumental Groundwater Management Act – a landmark law that protected Arizona’s water resources in urban areas. This film is the story of that achievement. Through humor and humility, key players involved in establishing this policy explore major themes that still resonate today: western water policy, political compromise, and thoughtful planning for Arizona’ future.  In 2008, the Arizona Legislature passed a new state-wide protection program for rural areas of Arizona like Flagstaff, for communities and counties, similar to those covered in the film. But there are still gaps in legislation that leave our groundwater supplies vulnerable. Following the film, a diverse group of panelists will provide insight into local and regional policies that could address this issue in the future. The panel will also discuss how protection of groundwater is a benefit to all, and how rural Arizonans and tribal communities may need to come together to think outside current legislation “to enact a law for the common good. For more information about the film http://www.groundwatermovie.com/

Location: 

15 West Aspen Avenue Flagstaff, AZ 86001