Opinion: Water security doesn’t exist for many in Arizona. Here’s how to get it
The past year has shown Arizonans how critical water is to all we hold dear. It’s a pillar of public health, a precious and finite resource, and the lifeblood of our economy and food production. Water is essential for life, and climate change is shrinking already scarce supplies. Fortunately, we also know what we can do now to help safeguard our water. As we build back better post-COVID-19, we cannot take water for granted. Water security for all must become a foundational principle in planning and policy making as Arizona builds more resilient, healthy and equitable communities.
-Written by Chris Kuzdas, freshwater program manager and scientist with Environmental Defense Fund, and Haley Paul, policy director for the National Audubon Society in Arizona.