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San pedro
Published - May 9, 2018
Riparian areas and wetlands are the links between land and water. They are among the most biologically diverse ecosystems on earth and are thought of as "ribbons of life," networking across various landscapes and biotic communities.Within Arizona, local communities are finding ways to protect these...
WAM Article
Published - May 1, 2018
Our warmest thanks to all our partners in celebrating this year’s Water Awareness Month. It was a wonderful month celebration and we were so moved to see all our partners and their communities come together to celebrate. So, we are delighted to share a few highlights from Water Awareness Month 2018...
Phoenix, Arizona
Published - April 18, 2018
Office buildings, schools, hotels, hospitals, restaurants, and other commercial and institutional facilities can use a significant amount of water and energy in their daily operations. In most cases, electricity or gas is used to purify and pump water to a facility, in addition to heating water. So...
Glendale Garden
Published - April 11, 2018
The Sonoran Desert is one of the most ecologically diverse deserts in the world with more than 2,000 native plant species and hundreds of wildlife species. Special adaptations have allowed plants and animals to survive and thrive in this desert climate for thousands of years. Over the past...
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Published - April 4, 2018
 Ever wonder how your water use adds up? Use the new Gilbert water calculator to see how much water your household needs. Compare the calculator’s results with your actual use to see if you have room for savings.Remember, water needs will vary depending on the size and type of the...
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Published - February 22, 2018
Water efficiency is becoming increasingly important to community water systems within Arizona from a resource management and economic perspective. Not only do these water systems serve residents year-around providing water for drinking, cooking, and cleaning but they also serve various businesses...
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Published - April 6, 2017
By proclamation of the Governor in 2008, it is Water Awareness Month in Arizona.So, what do you suppose that means?On a personal level, being “water aware” almost universally means learning to conserve water. It is a precious and scarce resource, after all. As...
flood irrigation
Published - March 31, 2017
Keynote speaker Clint Chandler of ADWR assures rural growers and residents that their issues are a top priority for Gov. Ducey: "We ask you to stay tuned."Irrigated agriculture in Arizona is a $17 billion-per-year industry in transition, according to speakers at a widely acclaimed...
Groundwater Management Act 1980 - Signing
Published - December 1, 2016
To the “end user” – the Tempe or Tucson homeowner turning on the tap to fill a kettle for a cup of tea – it is all just water. In composition, color and consistency, it is no different from the liquid pouring forth from taps anywhere else in the U.S.It is clear, clean and...
LID
Published - November 15, 2016
Like most communities across Arizona, the Cities of Mesa and Glendale historically considered stormwater to be a nuisance that needed to be quickly eliminated through an expensive pipe and channel system. Today is different. Mesa and Glendale are shifting the stormwater paradigm and...
Phx Community Garden
Published - October 27, 2016
The list of challenges to living sustainably can be lengthy.Conserving energy. Protecting precious resources, such as water, in times of scarcity. Buying locally. Thinking globally.It’s getting to be quite the to-do list for the citizen of good conscience. Everyone wants to live sustainably....
STEM Cirriculum
Published - August 9, 2016
During back to school time, Arizona students will be excited to hear their teachers’ plans for them to learn about water in the upcoming year.  Through Arizona Project WET‘s Systems Thinking Academy, teachers prepared to bring water into their classrooms, utilizing new Aqua STEM units, while...
Desert Mountain Club
Published - June 22, 2016
As a rule, industries with an economic reliance on a valuable resource tend to be extremely careful in how they use it.Farmers in Yuma County and elsewhere in Arizona, for example, have become experts in laser leveling fields, crop management and water-conserving irrigation techniques.The same is...
AMWUA
Published - June 14, 2016
In a 3.2-acre space hemmed in by traffic noise, office buildings and warehouse construction sits a living classroom. The University of Arizona’s Maricopa County Cooperative Extension is a place to learn by doing – plant and nurture desert landscapes, grow vegetables and herbs, or create a rainwater...
Published - June 7, 2016
The City of Phoenix began municipal water utility operations in 1907. Today, Phoenix Water treats and distributes tap water to 1.5 million customers daily, manages the city's sewer system, and handles wastewater treatment operations for 2.5 million residents in the Valley of the Sun. Our...
Published - June 1, 2016
Arizona’s legacy of carefully managing its water supplies over the years isn’t so much about preparing for drought. Not precisely.More than anything, it has been about Arizonans taking control of their own destiny. The years devoted to planning and investing from the creation of...