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desalination, Hobbs, Durazo, drought, Mexico, Arizona, Ducey
Feb 3, 2023

Sonora governor criticizes desalination plan

The governor of Sonora, Mexico, is casting doubt on the proposal to put a desalination plant that would treat seawater in Mexico and pump it back to Arizona. 

Dec 21, 2022

Lawmakers object to desal process, can’t do anything about it

Lawmakers grilled representatives of the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority and a company that wants to build a desalination plant in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico on Tuesday over a proposal they say was not handled transparently.  

Colorado River, Lake Powell, Page, drought, reservoir, water, boating, camping, Bureau of Reclamation, WIFA, Bowers, Fann, CAP
Dec 20, 2022

Ducey’s desalination plan clears first hurdle 

A plan pushed by Gov. Doug Ducey to use desalinated seawater to address Arizona’s water woes crossed a major hurdle today. Despite transparency concerns from lawmakers, the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority board unanimously approved a resolution today directing the board chairman and staff to begin discussions with IDE Technologies, an Israeli company planning to build a desalination plant[...]

Dec 16, 2022

Water board set to vote on desalination plant

The wheels are finally moving on the proposed desalination plant backed by Governor Doug Ducey just two weeks before he is scheduled to leave office – but the Legislature is concerned the process is moving too fast. 

Jul 6, 2022

Ducey signs bill to address dwindling water supply

Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation Wednesday to provide $1.2 billion to fund grandiose projects to find new water for Arizona and smaller ones to conserve what the state already has.

Dec 19, 2018

Ducey signs pipeline pact with New Mexico, Sonora

"This is just a way for us to work with our neighbors and promote binational trade,'' the governor said, pointing out that Sonora already is Arizona's largest trading partner.