- States will lead charge in negotiations
- AZ participants in those talks will expand
-Basin states haven't talked about scope of new guidelines
-Expect reductions in AZ to be unmitigated: "learn to live with less water"
Where does money (lots and lots of money) come from?
How to make a program that functions within and among states?
Who's in charge of program?
- How do you account for the conserved water?
-How do you "shepherd" that conserved water across state boundaries?
-Can all this program be set up in the next 6ish years, at the same time everyone's focused on basin-wide negotiations?
No, says John Entsminger of @SNWA_H2O. The plights of the shrinking sea and Pinal County farmers shouldn't hold up wider discussions.
"The future of this river is using less."