Event Details

Issues & Answers Forum

“Water In Arizona: Past, Present and Future”

Please Join Us for a Complimentary Forum on Arizona’s Precious Resource

Friday, December 7, 2018 | 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM

7:30am-8:00am | Continental Breakfast, Registration and Mingling

Overview and Panels | Steele Auditorium

8:15am-9:15am | Overview of Water in Arizona | Presentation: Grady Gammage, Jr.

9:15am-10:00am | Panel #1 - Drought and Other Challenges: How is Arizona Going to Meet Future Water Demand: “Shortage is the New Normal”

Moderator: Sharon Megdal, Director, U of A Water Resources Research Center


  • Tom Buschatzke, Director, Arizona Dept. of Water Resources
  • Ted Cooke, Director, Central Arizona Project
  • Dave Roberts, Associate General Manager, Water Resources, SRP
  • Kevin Moran, Environmental Defense Fund

10:15am-11:15am | Panel #2 - Groundwater Management Act

Moderator: Sarah Porter, Director, Kyl Center for Water Policy at ASU

Presentation of Documentary: Groundwater: To Enact a Law for the Common Good


  • Kathy Ferris, ASU Morrison Institute for Public Policy
  • Representative Russell “Rusty” Bowers, R-District 25 Mesa | Chairman, Energy, Environment and Natural Resources


11:30am-12:15pm | Panel #3 - Meeting the Needs of a Growing Economy and Growing Population

Moderator: Glenn Hamer, President and CEO, Arizona Chamber of Commerce


  • Spencer Kamps, Vice President of Legislative Affairs, Home Builders Association of Central Arizona
  • Tim Thomure, Director, Tucson Water
  • State Senator Lisa Otondo, D-District 4 Yuma | Member, Natural Resources, Energy & Water
  • Governor Stephen Roe Lewis, Gila River Community (invited)

With Appreciation

Central Arizona Project

  • When: Fri Dec. 7
    7:30 am - 12:30 pm

  • Address: 1300 North College Avenue
    Tempe AZ,US 85281

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