Ready for a great discussion: "Beyond #DCP: Long Term #Water #Sustainability for the #ColoradoRiver Basin" thanks to @DCDC_ASU
.@PHXWaterAdvisor says #DCP did nothing to address the structural deficit built into the #ColoradoRiver compact. That needs to be key to next round of negotiations starting next year.
Solutions focusing only on the biggest water consumer in #Arizona - agriculture - are not adequate to solve the bigger issue, according to Chelsea McGuire with the @azfb
Kevin Moran with the @EnvDefenseFund says there's no solving the water issue without first addressing and finding solutions to #ClimateChange
"The things we hear from our constituents... 'Why are we giving our water away?'" @GRIC_Official representative reasserts that's why #tribal inclusivity in negotiating is key. #water #DCP #sustainability
Panel moderator Dave White of @DCDC_ASU is focusing much of the water discussion on voices from the community -- farmers, private well-users, tribes -- instead of top-down policy. #arizona #water #sustainability
"We have decoupled growth from water demand." @PHXWaterAdvisor says that in the past 20 years, #Phoenix population is up 400,000 & water demand is down 30%. She says urban water usage has a perception problem.
Lots of discussion from the panel about the #innovation that needs to come to rescue in #water augmentation strategies. Desalination is not off the table, but not a likely solution, per Kevin Moran with #ColoradoRiver program of @EnvDefenseFund
Water conservation discussion on @GRIC_Official community brings to mind this @ElementalCollab piece on tribal aspects of the #DCP…
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