Episode 1: Dr. Sharon Megdal Released October 15th, 2015
In this episode Dr. Megdal and I talk about why it is important as a citizen to be informed about how your municipal water supply is delivered, and managed. We discuss the allocation of the Colorado River, the management of the Central Arizona Project, and the 1980 Arizona Groundwater Management Act giving listeners the basics of how water works in Arizona.
If you would like to be more informed about local water issues you are encouraged to attend the free community forum on “Sustainable Water for Southern Arizona: Current Conditions and Future Prospects” on Nov. 6, 2015, from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the Leo Rich Theater at the Tucson Convention Center. The forum will feature a keynote address by Arizona Department of Water Resources Director, Tom Buschatzke, and a panel moderated by Dr. Sharon B. Medal. It is hosted in partnership with the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, the Southern Arizona Water Users Association, and KXCI Radio.
To register, please RSVP at [email protected]
Dr. Sharon Megdal is the Director of The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center (WRRC) and C.W. and Modene Neely Endowed Professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Elected member of the Central Arizona Water Conservation District Board of Directors, Dr. Megdal is responsible for the policies, rates and taxes associated with delivering Colorado River water through the Central Arizona Project. Dr. Megdal has served on numerous Arizona boards and commissions, including the Arizona Corporation Commission, the State Transportation Board and the Arizona Medical Board. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Princeton University.
Many grateful thanks to Dr. Megdal for being the first guest on Fathoming Water!