On Friday, September 17, 2021 the Agribusiness & Water Council of Arizona will hold their Annual Meeting & Water Conference. Check in will begin at 7:30am and the end of the program will conclude at 12pm noon.
This meeting will be hosted in a hybrid format to offer not only a virtual experience but, in-person attendance at several satellite locations throughout Arizona.
Water Shortage 2022 - Ready, Set, Cut!
What does a Tier 1 shortage mean for Arizona water users? and How are we preparing to lessen the impact?
An agenda will be shared soon and we look forward to seeing everyone in the fall of 2021!
A Special thank you to our presenting sponsor, the University of Arizona, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Maricopa County Cooperative Extension Service, UArizona Yuma Ag Center and our member sponsors for making this event possible.
The Family Farm Alliance is a Non-Profit, Grass Roots Association. Agribusiness & Water Council of Arizona Members are active participants, serving on the board and advisory committees of this national association.
A unique collaboration of the Agribusiness & Water Council of Arizona, Arizona State University Morrison School of Agribusiness & the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. The WMCP curriculum is designed by distinguished practitioners of water resources and power management. The instructors have decades of experience and are among the most knowledgeable and recognized leaders in the field.
Water Management Certificate Program
The Agribusiness & Water Council of Arizona (ABWC) is a not for profit trade association, whose membership represents the entire agricultural community from "ditch bank to dinner plate", in Arizona. ABWC was established in 1978 to respond to proposed water legislation and to serve as the state's reclamation representative to the National Water Resources Association. It's members are comprised of growers, ranchers, suppliers of equipment, seed, chemicals and services, attorney groups, agricultural processors, financiers of agribusiness enterprises, commodity groups, trade associations, electrical, irrigation and drainage districts, and major state universities.
ABWC hosts an annual business meeting featuring local experts, vendors and an opportunity to actively promote water quality, conservation, rights and management. The 2021 Conference will be held on September 17th and address What does a Tier 1 water shortage mean for Arizona? and How are we preparing to lessen the impact?
The 30th Anniversary H2Open is scheduled for Friday, October 29, 2021 located at the Francisco Grande Golf Resort in Casa Grande, AZ. Register now!
Arizona Ag Groups bring Arizona Grown Produce, Eggs, Pasta, Milk and more to the Capitol on March 10, 2020. We are looking forward to the Spring 2022 event!
ABWC participates in the Arizona Governor’s Water Augmentation Council works to develop long-term water augmentation strategies, additional water conservation opportunities, funding and infrastructure needs to help secure water supplies for Arizona’s future. Visit the GWAICC website calendar for meeting times.
ABWC Members and Board of Directors participate in CRUWA. The Colorado River Water Users Association is a non-profit, non-partisan organization providing a forum for exchanging ideas and perspectives on Colorado River use and management with the intent of developing and advocating common objectives, initiatives and solutions.
Irrigation & Electrical Districts Association (IEDA)
IEDA's members are engaged in the management of water and power facilities and the delivery of water and power in Arizona. Responsible for the delivery of most of AZ entitlement of water from the Colorado River and much of the water that is otherwise available in Arizona. The membership includes special districts, municipalities, an Indian utility authority, and the managers of a federal water project.
Executive Director, Chris Udall serves as a Member on the Arizona FFA Foundation Board of Trustees.
January 16, 2020, ABWC and Yuma County Agriculture Water Coalition enjoy the 13th Annual "Steak & Chuck" Dinner.
Tuesday, June 30th ABWC President Tom Davis and Arizona Ag Commodity organization representatives, met with the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to discuss labor issues facing Arizona farmers.
We appreciate our Irrigation & Electrial District partners.
We appreciate our business partners
On the corner of Greenfield Road and Broadway Road in Mesa, Arizona
4455 East Broadway Road, Suite 102 Mesa, Arizona 85206, United States
The Arizona Affiliate to the
National Water Resources Association.
Serving Arizona Agriculture Since 1978.