Groundwater Management Act

Hobbs, ADWR, AMAs, Buschatzke
Jun 2, 2023

Arizona pauses home development in some parts of Phoenix area 

Arizona will tap the brakes on new development in some parts of Greater Phoenix, Gov. Katie Hobbs announced on Thursday. 

water, groundwater, Kerr, Senate bill
May 14, 2023

It’s time to have honest debate about water

SB1660 is a much needed first step in confronting our water crisis.

groundwater, Rio Verde, Scottsdale, House, Senate, Kolodin, Kavanagh
Feb 7, 2023

Panel moves to force Scottsdale to give Rio Verde water 

A House panel passed a bill that would force Scottsdale to temporarily resume service providing water to the unincorporated Rio Verde community, but Democrats withheld the support needed for immediate relief.  

water, Hobbs, drought, Rio Verde Foothills, Scottsdale, water supply, potable water, toilets, Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega, Maricopa County Supervisor Thomas Galvin
Jan 13, 2023

Hobbs pivots water focus to conservation

Gov. Katie Hobbs wants to expand groundwater conservation efforts in Arizona’s rural areas. 

water, drought, Colorado River
Jul 26, 2022

Policies will ensure not having to choose between water and economic growth

We can no longer rely on the water resources that once seemed abundant. Dwindling Colorado River supplies coupled with inadequate groundwater regulation in large parts of Arizona have put the entire state in a tough position.

Sep 28, 2020

Lawmaker to push bill banning sale of Colorado River rights

As far as Rep. Regina Cobb, R-Kingman, is concerned, she has just begun to fight. Cobb remains steadfast against a deal that allows a farm along the Colorado River to sell millions of gallons of water to the city of Queen Creek.

Mar 12, 2018

The work ahead for Arizona’s water future

Reaching a lasting accord on these challenges is not done by one group working the process alone, but by all of us working together to eliminate uncertainty and strengthen our state’s negotiating posture as we prepare to meet the demands of growth.

The Governor’s Office is working to revamp the state’s water laws. In this photo, an irrigation ditch provides water for a farm in the East Valley near Recker and Williams Field roads. (Photo by Ellen O'Brien/Arizona Capitol Times)
Sep 25, 2017

Governor’s Office proposes major rewrite of water laws

Gov. Doug Ducey’s office is pushing for a spate of changes aimed at altering water laws, from groundwater rules to audits of another public body.