The Water for Arizona Coalition, a group comprising Arizonans who support policies and innovative practices to ensure a reliable water supply to meet the state’s needs, has released a statement of support for the “Implementation Plan” that was unveiled at the November 29 Steering Committee meeting at Central Arizona Project headquarters.
The coalition singled out three tenets of the Implementation Plan that its members consider key:
- Governor Ducey’s pledge to allocate $30 million in funding for system conservation as a part of the implementation of DCP
- The readiness of the Walton Family Foundation and Water Funders Initiative to work in partnership with public funders and other stakeholders to fill the $8 million funding gap for system conservation in the Lower Basin
- The benefits of the proposed mitigation for the Colorado River system and water levels in Lake Mead
The coalition’s complete statement: