Capitol Times: Meet the CAWCD candidates

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Arizona Capitol Times reported that candidates for the Central Arizona Water Conservation District board aren’t likely to be the subject of many headlines. They are, however, going to be responsible for ensuring 1.5 million acre-feet of water from the Colorado River gets to central Arizona.

Kathleen Ferris, ASU Morrison Institute senior research fellow at the Kyl Center for Water Policy, said water may be the fundamental reason Arizona will survive, or not, but it’s competing with so much else: education, taxes, topics more familiar or immediate to a wider audience.

Arizonans don’t have a future here without water, she said. But there’s still a lot of work to be done to help the general public understand just how critical the state’s water needs are.

The Citizen Clean Elections Commission has included information about board candidates on their website for those voters in a state increasingly inundated with reports of Arizona’s ongoing drought and bleak water future.

READ: Water board election a dry topic for most voters