Arizona initiative tackles future water shortage

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has launched an initiative to help curb the state’s long-term water shortages. The initiative calls for the Department of Water Resources to investigate water use on a local level, studying areas of neglect, conservation efforts and infrastructure.

Read more here: Ducey Launches Initiative To Tackle Projected Water Shortage

New York Times article – How the West Overcounts Its Water Supplies

In this New York Times article, Abrahm Lustgarten discusses the water crisis affecting the western part of the United States. He examines how overuse of underground aquifers is contributing to the severe water shortage across the region, including California and Arizona.

Officials are trying to prevent further shortages by restricting water usage and enforcing severe penalties on those who overuse. But, is that enough? Will demand continue to exceed its replenishment?

Read more here: New York Times: How the West Overcounts Its Water Supplies