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Meeting the state's water needs - We've got an app for that!

Presenter(s):  Susan Craig

Abstract: 

Through a collaborative effort, the Kyl Center for Water Policy is modernizing planning and developing a web app to serve as a "blueprint" for meeting the state's water needs in the next century. An accessible, interactive web-based tool, the Arizona Water Blueprint integrates the work of recent statewide water planning efforts (e.g., ADWR's Strategic Vision) and is designed to foster informed policy and planning discussions on: new uses of existing water infrastructure; development and co-location of new infrastructure and supplies; augmentation strategies and the collaborations and investments necessary to realize them. The Blueprint is a central place for data on water, includes visualizations and in-depth content using Story Maps. This dynamic web-based application will help the user understand Arizona's water issues, allow for deeper dialogue on solutions and advance water planning for a secure water future.

Key Takeaways: 

1. The Arizona Water Blueprint is a dynamic web-based application that will help the user understand Arizona's water issues, allow for deeper dialogue on solutions and advance water planning for a secure water future. 

2. Learn about our method of crowd-sourcing, by having charrettes around the state and lessons learned in the development process.

Intended Audience: Natural resource and water planners and managers, people with interest in Arizona's water future, people interested in learning about our method of crowd-sourcing, by having charrettes around the state

About the presenter(s):

At ASU's Kyl Center for Water Policy, Susan drives projects on water resilience, working to develop a Blueprint for meeting the state's water needs in the next century. Having worked for Arizona's three primary state water agencies and leading water programs for 20 years, Susan has extensive knowledge of the state's water issues, policies and players. She led ADWR's drought and conservation programs, worked to protect watersheds through assessment and funding at ADEQ and focused on promoting vital infrastructure investments at WIFA. She has led numerous state committees, including the Clean Colorado River Alliance and Governor's Drought Task Force Interagency Coordinating Group.