LD1 Democrats April Meeting
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Water—We can’t live without it
Did you know that gold sells at $ 1,745.72 per oz while the price of life-sustaining water is tiny fractions of a cent per ounce? While desert dwellers like us are probably more aware of how precious this commodity really is, we still have much to learn about ensuring its sustainability.
Join us and featured speaker Heather Macre of the Central Arizona Water Conservation District to hear how the historic Central Arizona Project is dealing with dwindling water resources during lengthy droughts and how it is facing the challenges of sharing this natural resource with six other states, multiple native communities, and competing agricultural and urban interests.
Heather Macre is an attorney and an elected official who is serving her second term on the CAWCD Board of Directors—an uncompensated position. CAWCD is the governing body of the Central Arizona Project and oversees the 336-mile system that delivers water resources from the Colorado River to 80% of the state’s population.
Central Arizona Project (CAP) is Arizona's single largest resource for renewable water supplies. CAP delivers Colorado River water to Maricopa, Pinal and Pima counties. More than 5 million people, or more than 80% of the state's population, live in Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties, where CAP water is delivered.