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Calendar of Water Events from CWAG

09 September 2019   Leslie Hoy
CWAG presents a list of events having to do with water in the local Prescott area.

NOTE:  Weblinks and additional information on events are available on our web calendar at: https://www.cwagaz.org/index.php?option=com_jevents&view=month&layout=calendar&Itemid=65

NOTICE: The City of Prescott is holding open house meetings this month (shown below) on its proposed new Water Policy.  CWAG Comments concerning the Policy may be found at:  https://www.cwagaz.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=321:water-policy-comments&catid=35&Itemid=287

Monday, September 9, 2019

12:00 - 1:30 PM - City of Prescott Water Policy Open House.  Over the last several months, the City of Prescott has embarked on a comprehensive review of the City’s Water Management Policy and conservation efforts. Details have been presented to City Council in a series of Work Study Sessions this summer, and are the basis for a series of proposed policy and code change recommendations.  Prior to Council voting on the proposed changes the City will hold a series of community meetings to gather additional input from residents. Four open-house meetings are scheduled, throughout the community, for the public to learn more about the policy changes and ask questions. Links providing additional information may be found on the listing for this event on the CWAG Web Calendar  LOCATION: Grace Sparks Activity Center, 824 E. Gurley St.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - ADWR Management Plans Work Group Industrial Subgroup.The MPWG is the stakeholder forum for the development of the Active Management Areas Fifth Management Plans, with a goal of working to assess existing AMA conservation programs and to develop new management strategies for the 5th management period and beyond. This meeting will dive deeper into the details of the data this sector has available, to begin discussions on how the effectiveness of existing programs might be best analyzed. These meetings are open to the public.  Check out the CWAG Web Calendar listing for this event to find informational links.   Webinar information will be provided by email ahead of each meeting date. Please direct any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . LOCATION: ADWR, 1110 W. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Conference Room 3175. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

6:00 - 7:30 PM - City of Prescott Water Policy Open House.  Over the last several months, the City of Prescott has embarked on a comprehensive review of the City’s Water Management Policy and conservation efforts. Details have been presented to City Council in a series of Work Study Sessions this summer, and are the basis for a series of proposed policy and code change recommendations.  Prior to Council voting on the proposed changes the City will hold a series of community meetings to gather additional input from residents. Four open-house meetings are scheduled, throughout the community, for the public to learn more about the policy changes and ask questions. Links providing additional information may be found on the listing for this event on the CWAG Web Calendar.  LOCATION: The Adult Center, 1280 E Rosser Street, Suite B

Thursday, September 12, 2019

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Governor’s Water Augmentation, Innovation and Conservation Council. The agenda includes committee updates and four presentations: 1. “Long Term Water Augmentation Options for Arizona Study” presentation: Richard Humphreys, Carollo Engineers, 2. Informational presentation: Adjudications Reform Update: Sarah Porter, Kyl Center, 3. Informational presentation: Safe Yield in the AMAs: Natalie Mast, ADWR Manager, AMA Management Plans, and 4. AMA management Plans Update: Natalie Mast, ADWR Manager, AMA Management Plans. If you are not able to attend in person, you may join the meeting via webinar.  Check out the CWAG Calendar listing for this event to find a link. LOCATION: ADWR, 1110 W. Washington St, Phoenix, Conference Room 3175.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Our Water Future: CWAG Answers Questions. CWAG Monthly Meeting. This program is a follow-up to CWAG’s city council and mayoral candidate forum held on August 3 and will focus on questions in the four topic areas presented to the candidates: safe yield, conservation, sustainability, and the Big Chino Water Ranch and the impact of the proposed Big Chino pipeline on the Verde River. Questions asked by forum audience members and by attendees at the Sept. 14 meeting will also be answered. The City of Prescott’s new water policy proposals will be discussed as well. The comments on the policy proposals CWAG submitted are posted under “Current Issues” on our website. You can also find a link to the City’s policy proposals in the Sept. 14 meeting info on our site. For more information go to www.cwagaz.org , call 445-4218, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Location: Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist (GPUU) Congregation building, 882 Sunset in Prescott (two blocks behind True Value).

Continuing thru October 11, 2019

Visions of the Verde Art display at the Yavapai College Verde Campus Art Gallery – “Visions of the Verde” is a statewide juried art exhibit focused on the Verde Watershed.  It is an all-media juried visual art exhibition that will feature artworks that depict, address, celebrate or are otherwise influenced by the Verde Watershed.  Friends of the Verde River, in partnership with Yavapai College, and the AZ Humanities Smithsonian Waterways Exhibit, invite artists from across Arizona to submit art about the Verde River Watershed for a juried art exhibit. We invite all explorations & interpretations of this theme and encourage all media, styles, and techniques.  LOCATION: Yavapai College, Verde Valley Campus, Bldg F, 601 Black Hills Dr., Clarkdale     

Continuing thru October 6, 2019

Smithsonian WaterWays Exhibition Camp Verde Library - Friends of the Verde River is excited to partner with The Camp Verde Community Library to bring the Arizona Humanities Smithsonian WaterWays Traveling Exhibition to the Verde Valley. Friends of the Verde River is a purpose driven community benefit organization and 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  Friends envisions a healthy, free-flowing Verde River and tributaries that support our unique environment, a vibrant economy, and quality of life for future generations. EXHIBIT LOCATION: Camp Verde Library, 130 Black Bridge Lp Rd, Camp Verde 

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

2:00 PM - Risks to Arizona Water Supply from Fracking. NAZCCA and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) will feature a presentation and discussion by Dr. Kevin Gibson with "Protect Our Water Arizona" who will discuss the risk to water supplies from fracking in Northern Arizona and Statewide. This event is free and open to the public. This presentation will include explanations of what fracking is, and the different fracking techniques and various terminology used in the mining industry. Dr. Gibson identifies targeted geographic locations, land use, and their relationship to aquifers. Other impacts of fracking that will also be covered include implications on public health, earthquakes, property values and jobs. Dr. Kevin Gibson is a retired Mining Engineer living in Snowflake, Arizona. He has a BS.c and a Ph.D from the Department of Mining Engineering, Nottingham University, UK. LOCATION: Yavapai College - Sedona Center, 4215 Arts Village Dr, Sedona, AZ 86336

6:00 - 7:30 PM - City of Prescott Water Policy Open House.  Over the last several months, the City of Prescott has embarked on a comprehensive review of the City’s Water Management Policy and conservation efforts. Details have been presented to City Council in a series of Work Study Sessions this summer, and are the basis for a series of proposed policy and code change recommendations.  Prior to Council voting on the proposed changes the City will hold a series of community meetings to gather additional input from residents. Four open-house meetings are scheduled, throughout the community, for the public to learn more about the policy changes and ask questions. Links providing additional information may be found on the listing for this event on the CWAG Web Calendar.  LOCATION: The Centennial Center, 1989 Clubhouse Dr. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Noon - 1:00 PM - WaterSmart: Drop by Drop – Recharge and Recovery. How does the City work towards sustainable supplies? City of Prescott Water Education Program. Bring your water questions for City water staff. LOCATION: Prescott Public Library Founders Suite; 215 E. Goodwin Street.

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM WRRC Brown Bag - Water and Sustainability in Arizona: A Mixed Record. Dr. Paul Hirt, Professor of History and Senior Sustainability Scholar, Arizona State University, examines the legal and historical context of water rights and water development in Arizona and the challenges we face in managing both surface and groundwater supplies sustainably in a warming and drying future. Check out the CWAG Web Calendar listing for this event to find a link to register to watch online. LOCATION: WRRC Sol Resnick Conference Rm. (350 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM - A short, easy Rainwater Harvesting Walk will be available at the Highlands Center Discovery Gardens. This will follow a Geology walk at 8:30.  LOCATION: 1375 S Walker Rd, Prescott

Monday, September 23, 2019

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - ADWR Management Plans Work Group Safe-Yield Subgroup. The MPWG is the stakeholder forum for the development of the Active Management Areas Fifth Management Plans, with a goal of working to assess existing AMA conservation programs and to develop new management strategies for the 5th management period and beyond. This meeting will dive deeper into the details of the data this sector has available, to begin discussions on how the effectiveness of existing programs might be best analyzed. These meetings are open to the public, and meeting information, agendas, and other documents will be posted. Check out the CWAG Web Calendar listing for this event to find informational links.  Please direct any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. LOCATION: ADWR, 1110 W. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007, Conference Room 3175. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

10:00 AM - Prescott AMA Groundwater Users Advisory Council (GUAC). The agenda will posted closer to the meeting date. LOCATION:  Meeting Room # 331, Prescott Valley Civic Center, 7401 E. Skoog Blvd.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

6:00 PM - Water Rights Claiming Workshop for folks outside the Prescott Active Management Area.  Real Forms Provided. On conclusion of one hour workshop, participants will be ready to claim their water from their wells.  The workshop will be provided right before the regular general meeting of the Paulden Area Community Organization (First Thursday of each Month) LOCATION:   Paulden Community Center, Big Chino Road and Marblehead

Monday, October 28 - Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The State of the Verde Watershed Conference.  Register before Sept 23 to save on your registration fees. This semi-annual conference is ideal opportunity for everyone that is connected with or has an interest in the current and future health of the the Verde Watershed and the Verde River. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the current conditions of the Verde and its tributaries, and be part of planning for the rivers healthy future. Check out the CWAG Web Calendar listing for this event for a link providing further details.  LOCATION: Cliff Castle Casino, 555 W Middle Verde Rd, Camp Verde.

NOTES:

The video of CWAG's August 3 Prescott Council Candidate forum can now be viewed at: https://cwagaz.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=320:2019-08-03&catid=42&Itemid=423

You can view past CWAG meeting presentations on our website at https://www.cwagaz.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=42&Itemid=66

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