- All Subjects: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
- All Subjects: Water-supply
- Resource Type: Text
CAGRD is required by law to submit a plan of operation to the Director of ADWR every ten years. This 2004 Plan of Operation describes the activities that CAGRD proposes to undertake in the Phoenix, Pinal and Tucson Active Management Areas over the next one-hundred years based on continued membership enrollment through 2015.
A landmark assessment of infrastructure needs in Arizona was produced by the L. William Seidman Research Institute in May 2008 for the Arizona Investment Council (AIC): "Infrastructure Needs and Funding Alternatives for Arizona: 2008-2032", that addressed infrastructure needs in four categories: energy, telecommunications, transportation, and water and wastewater. The information from the AIC report is a major input to the report that follows. Other types of infrastructure — most notably education, health care, and public safety — also are analyzed here to provide a more complete picture of infrastructure needs in Arizona. The goals of this report are to place Arizona’s infrastructure needs into national and historical contexts, to identify the changing conditions in infrastructure provision that make building Arizona’s infrastructure in the future a more problematic proposition than in the past, and to provide projections of the possible costs of providing infrastructure in Arizona over the next quarter century.
The condition of Arizona’s infrastructure has a direct impact on economic productivity and quality of life. As economic competition expands domestically and globally, and as the knowledge economy evolves, the importance of a strong infrastructure increases. Education, in particular, is of growing importance. Arizona’s infrastructure challenges will require commitment and creativity to meet the needs and potential of 10 million people and to ensure a positive future for the state.
Each year, information is requested from cities, towns, private water companies, and water improvement districts in an effort to summarize and document water conservation activities implemented within Active Management Areas.
The Groundwater Cleanup Task Force has examined various aspects of Arizona's cleanup programs as well as similar programs in other states and on the federal level. Its members have debated these issues in detail, and present this report as a summary of the Task Force's work and recommendations.
This report includes a preliminary description of water supplies that could possibly be acquired to meet water supply needs of the Arizona Water Banking Authority and the Central Arizona Project.
The model was developed as a tool to better understand the complex and interdependent stream-aquifer system, and to provide guidance for the management of regional water resources. Water management topics relevant to the Santa Cruz AMA include bi-national water issues and the reliability of water supplies. This model was primarily calibrated over the recent effluent-dominated groundwater flow regime (1997-2002) because of the availability of high quality head, flow and pumping data. Thus, some model boundary conditions calibrated over recent periods may not necessarily be representative of pre-effluent conditions.
Groundwater resources of the Prescott AMA continue to be depleted on a regional basis, resulting in decreased groundwater storage in the aquifers of the area. In addition, natural groundwater discharge from the area has decreased with potential impacts on riparian areas and downstream users.
Provides an inventory of infrastructure resources in the Upper Santa Cruz subregion of Pima County.