The Vetting Forum 4 Water will be holding their next meetings on:
Monday, November 9
Monday, December 7
from 1:30pm - 3pm
Invites & ZOOM links to follow soon!
The VF4W is an open platform to evaluate water-related legislation among decision makers and water stakeholders prior to the legislative session. If you would like to have specific legislative proposal vetted, please contact Warren Tenney or Chris Udall
In partnership between ABWC & AMWUA, the "Vetting Forum 4 Water" conducted a successful first meeting today! There were a record number of participants who vetted possible water bills for the upcoming legislative session! Stakeholders discussed the Water Adjudication Bill that will add a full time Water Judge, Water Master and more! Co-sponsored by Representative K. Engel & Representative D. Rodriquez. HB2787, HB2880, the General Stream Adjudication, SB1301 & HB2675 protecting the Health of our Water Sheds and more were discussed. We look forward to the next discussion!
The next Vetting Forum 4 Water meeting will be held on November 9th at 1:30pm.
If you have a water concern to add to the discussion, please contact Chris Udall or Warren Tenney.
Join us for the Arizona Vetting Forum 4 Water on Monday, October 5, 2020, from 1:30pm - 3pm. This will be a virtually held event. To log on, use ZOOM Meeting ID: 85939210585 & Passcode: 167578
The partnership between Agribusiness & Water Council of Arizona and Arizona Municipal Water Users Association began in September of 2019. Chris Udall, Executive Director of ABWC and Warren Tenney, Executive Director of AMWUA jointly facilitate the sessions. With Barry Aaron's facilitating the proceedings.
The group is inclusive and open to all. Any legislative proposals are welcome for discussion. The priority for discussion is given to issues submitted in advance for the agenda. Participants are asked to succinctly identify the problem and proposed solution. All participants are encouraged to share their views, ask genuine questions, provide constructive feedback and focus on solutions.
We have had a great turnout of State Legislators and water interest stakeholders, attend the events. These sessions are about discussing important water issues and vetting legislation before the 2020 Legislative session begins. The objective is to engage legislators and all other interested stakeholders in reviewing legislative water proposals. To provide assurance to Legislators that water legislation has been vetted by the broader water community. Providing a mechanism for the water community to share potential legislation and increase the chances of success during legislative session. By identifying support or concern with potential legislation and resolve known issues.
Held at the County Supervisors Association Building, Proposals have included:
Legislative Strategies for the General Stream Adjudication, Updates on Water Efficiency Plumbing Standards, Funding for WQARF, and more.