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Mitch Basefsky

Central Arizona Project (CAP) and the Water Resources Research Center, University of Arizona, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, in partnership with the Southern Arizona Water Users Association and the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, will be hosting a free community water forum on Friday, November 6, 2015 from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at the Leo Rich Theater at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 South Church Avenue.

Sustainable Water for Southern Arizona: Current Conditions and Future Prospects  offers attendees a fast-paced program designed to share and discuss where our region stands with regard to water resources and how innovation, cooperation and planning are preparing southern Arizona for the water challenges of the future.

The forum features ten distinguished water resource experts.  Lisa A. Atkins, President, Central Arizona Project Board of Directors, will open the session, followed by keynote speaker Tom Buschatzke, Director, Arizona Department of Water Resources. Sharon Megdal, Director, Water Resources Research Center, will serve as the forum moderator.

The panelists will focus on southern Arizona water issues related to agriculture, local partnerships, regional cooperation, the economy, the environment, planning for the future and more. Forum attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists representing BKW Farms, CAP, Community Water Coalition, Pima County, Southern Arizona Water Users Association, Tucson Regional Water Coalition and Tucson Water.   

To view an agenda, go to  To RSVP, email or call (520) 621-4311.