Through PAG’s public committees, regional stakeholders representing municipal, agricultural, environmental, industrial and tribal water providers, users and others will have an opportunity to weigh in on the Lower Santa Cruz River Basin Study. The Tucson metro area is one of only two regions which were selected by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for the three-year climate-model and scenario-planning study, based on strong local water planning efforts already in place to complement the project. Basin Studies are cost-shared, collaborative studies with the goal of identifying where physical water resources are needed to mitigate climate change impacts and improve water reliability for all sectors.
The study kicked off in March 2016 and PAG will be the lead agency for stakeholder involvement and the Environmental Sub-team. Stakeholder advisory efforts will be coordinated through PAG’s Watershed Planning Subcommittee or Environmental Planning Advisory Committee. To be added to the email list of interested stakeholders and be notified of public meetings, news releases, informational mailings, please contact Eve Halper at firstname.lastname@example.org.