Arizona Corporation Commission building
The Republican chair of the Arizona Corporation Commission said the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors can’t be trusted to administer the county’s elections in 2024, when four of five supervisors could be on the ballot.
Nov. 29, 2023
drop from a water faucet
The governor’s Water Policy Council has new recommendations for the state to fix a loophole that allows houses to be built in some rural areas without proof of a long-term water supply. The so-called “wildcat subdivisions” led to hundreds of homes in Rio Verde Foothills being cut off from water for most of this year.
Nov. 29, 2023
SRP canal cleanup
SRP is in the process of cleaning its canal system in the Valley. Workers moved hundreds of fish over the weekend before draining the canal.
Nov. 28, 2023
Arizona Corporation Commission building in downtown Phoenix.
The Arizona Corporation Commission will consider green lighting a long-term solution Wednesday for residents of the unincorporated Rio Verde Foothills community who lost access to their water supply earlier this year.
Nov. 27, 2023
Gila River Indian Community canal
In a move that may soon be replicated elsewhere, the Gila River Indian Community recently signed an agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to put solar panels over a stretch of irrigation canal on their land south of Phoenix.
Nov. 20, 2023
Warren Petersen at podium
Arizona Senate President Warren Petersen, who is also a real estate broker, is no fan of a regulation at the heart of those projected shortages, a requirement for residential developers in urban areas to show they have a 100-year-water supply.
Nov. 20, 2023
Heavy snow in Snowmass Colorado ski area
The fifth National Climate Assessment shows how human-caused climate change will continue to shrink the Colorado River. The report says annual snow totals will decrease 24% by the year 2050. It also warns that the nation’s groundwater is at risk.
Nov. 16, 2023
Phoenix leaders will gather Friday to unveil a new transit center named after a former council member who died Tuesday.
Former Phoenix Mayor Thelda Williams dies at 82
Nov. 15, 2023
A giant metal tube
Tucson’s water supply is partially reliant on the massive underground aquifer below it. But that aquifer has been under threat because of various contaminants that have seeped in. Now the city is getting federal funding to help.
Nov. 15, 2023
downtown tucson
The Biden administration is allocating $51 million from its bipartisan infrastructure law to water and ecosystem projects in 11 states, including a $1.2 million investment in the Altar Valley watershed southwest of Tucson.
Nov. 15, 2023
Michael Kotutwa Johnson
In the West, ongoing drought and drier future are forcing us all to think about how we use water differently. One farmer up in northern Arizona is using ancient practices to grow food.
Nov. 15, 2023
Gabriel and panel members
Gabriel Pietrorazio, KJZZ's tribal natural resources reporter, moderated a panel discussion on "Food, Water and the Future of Tribal Lands" on Wednesday, Nov. 29 in Tempe.
Nov. 14, 2023
San Pedro riparian area
A wind energy project that dates back to the Obama administration is on hold now along a roughly 50-mile stretch in southern Arizona where a group of tribes and local communities oppose it.
Nov. 14, 2023
Tom Vilsack
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says long-term federal spending will be a big part of bringing down water use on farms and ranches in the face of climate change.
Nov. 10, 2023
Irrigation water
Gov. Katie Hobbs is spicing up her water policy council with the appointment of a chile farmer, following the withdrawal of former members who accused the council of failing to consider agricultural interests.
Nov. 9, 2023
Ballot for city of Phoenix
Initial results from Tuesday’s election show support for Phoenix issuing half a billion dollars in bonds, with approval ranging from 60% to 70%.
Nov. 7, 2023
houses under construction
Desert cities around Phoenix are constantly facing questions of water supply — not just at water management agencies but also at city councils considering where to develop. That's because Arizona has one of the most powerful laws in the country linking water with the decision to build.
Nov. 6, 2023
24th Street Water Treatment Plant in Phoenix
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality released its roadmap to provide standards for treating sewage water to directly turn it into drinking water.
Nov. 6, 2023
Purified recycled water in a flask
The Show spoke with the Arizona Republic's digital opinions editor Joanna Allhands and editorial page editor Elvia Díaz about a new "proposed roadmap for transforming recycled water into safe, reliable purified water."
Nov. 6, 2023
Colorado River winds through Horseshoe Bend
Arizona cities, tribes and other water users have agreed to conservation measures that will significantly reduce the state’s usage of Colorado River water over the next three years
Nov. 4, 2023


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