The state is setting aside over $1B for water augmentation and conservation. But will it help?

By Mark Brodie
Published: Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 12:12pm
Updated: Friday, July 1, 2022 - 11:04am

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A canal in Goodyear
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A canal in Goodyear, Arizona.

The state is setting aside more than $1 billion to try and secure Arizona’s water future.

In the final days of their recently ended session, lawmakers approved a bipartisan plan for both water augmentation and conservation. 

Kathryn Sorensen supports the measure and says legislators, the governor and stakeholders worked together to create an innovative program.

Sorensen is director of research at the Kyl Center for Water Policy at Arizona State University's Morrison Institute for Public Policy. The Show spoke with her to discuss the key elements of the plan.

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