Water Use and Conservation
For years Keep Sedona Beautiful has been on the leading edge of dissemination of information and bringing this issue before the public in the Verde Valley. Through the partnership of KSB and The League of Women Voters, numerous organizations have been spawned to combine efforts to establish much-needed awareness and legislation for water conservation. Among them have been the Regional Watershed Consortium (North Central Arizona Water Consortium), The Verde River Basin Partnership, The Water Awareness Alliance and making April Water Awareness Month, sponsoring numerous water events.
The effects of climate change are becoming more evident. Large scale agribusiness projects and residential developments are placing ever-increasing demands on our limited groundwater resources. We believe it is critical that water issues play a major role in the decision making process. Water is a finite resource. Decisions on where, when and how much to develop must take water resources into account.
KSB provides the following information about water use in the Verde Valley and Northern Arizona:
- Threats to Our Groundwater – Excessive, Unregulated Pumping
- Water Water Nowhere and Not a Drop to Drink
- Water Conservation – What You Can Do To Help
H2O: The Molecule That Made Us
PBS has recently shown an amazing documentary series, H2O: The Molecule That Made Us. All episodes are available on PBS.org by CLICKING HERE.
Groundwater reserves all over the world are dwindling. This human caused crisis, coupled with drought, cause social upheaval leading to wars and mass migrations. If you’re interested in learning more about groundwater management in Arizona and the many ways in which Arizona and other states export water from non-rechargeable aquifers, you need to watch this excellent documentary, particularly Part 2, Civilizations.
You can view a preview of Part 2: Civilizations, by clicking THIS LINK.