Mitzi on Water and the Environment
We must make sure that our choices today will assure access to adequate, clean water tomorrow.
I have been attending weekly workshops at the legislature about stewardship and planning for water. Very important decisions are being made. Who gets water first? Crops? Homes? Industry? Will Lake Mead be protected?
Arizona has a strong tradition of including all stakeholders when planning for water. However, during recent negotiations the process has become less inclusive. Water is vital for our life and our homes. We need everybody included.
Arizona is vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Climate change will have significant impacts on water resources and economic opportunities. We must work together, with hydrologists, attorneys, and all stakeholders to consider the facts and the science before we rush into decisions.