Recent Water Legislation in Arizona
Rules regarding surface water, groundwater and other proposals
2020 looked like a promising year for new water legislation regarding surface water (streams and rivers); proposed groundwater regulation in rural areas; and supply assurance for homeowners. Then 2021 looked promising too. Some of this legislation never was brought for discussion in front of a committee in the Arizona Legislature; some did and was passed into law and some died in committee. Tricia Gerrodette will present some of these proposals and legislation and explain the consequences they would have for water conservation and the preservation of waterways and habitat. Her focus will be on Southeastern Arizona.
Tricia Gerrodette is a river and wildlife advocate who has followed Arizona water law and policy closely for more than several decades. She advocates for protection of the San Pedro River a critical area for migrating and resident bird populations and riparian habitat. She is on the board for Tucson Audubon, president of the now-defunct Huachuca Audubon Society, treasurer for Sky Island Unitarian Universalist Church, Water Sentinel with Sierra Club Water Sentinels, Steering Committee for Sustainable Water Network. When Tricia isn’t bird watching in the Sky Islands, she is generally to be found in a meeting tracking human efforts to protect our vital natural resources.
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