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A changing climate in the West is causing water resources to decline in a region that is characteristically dry and prone to prolonged drought. Changing water cycles impacts how much water is available for all uses and users. Surface water quality and groundwater quality will be affected placing additional burdens on already stressed water systems. To protect their communities against drought, local governments are finding new ways to plan for declining water resources.
To address these strategies, Western Lands and Communities hosts a webinar series called Planning in the West Webinars: Lessons for Local Governments. Sponsored by the Lincoln Land Institute and the Sonoran Institute, Innovations in Water Resource Planning webinar features local government water experts: Laurie Trevizo, Acting Water Conservation Program Manager from the City of Santa Fe, Fernando Molina, Public Information Officer for Tucson Water, Wally Wilson, Lead Hydrologist for Tucson Water.
The panelists discuss the future of water resources in Tucson and Santa Fe, as well as how they are planning for the decline in water resources. View the above webinar to find out more about water conservation strategies, rainwater harvesting and using scenario planning to engage with residents.
For more information on this webinar or other Planning in the West Webinars, please visit the webinar series website.