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A parched West remains divided on desalinating seawater

Gripped by drought, communities are exploring innovations to ensure residents have access to drinking water - but desalinating seawater, one proposed solution, has provoked heated debate, as some environmentalists say the process is inefficient, expensive and unneeded. ... Read more»

Bruce Babbitt: desalination is not the answer to Arizona’s water woes

Former Gov. Bruce Babbitt said desalination, which his successor Doug Ducey is currently touting as part of a billion-dollar water plan, is not the answer to Arizona’s water problems, at least not for many years to come. ... Read more»

California’s drought reckoning could offer lessons for the West

A California conservation law being implemented over the next two decades, along with a range of actions by communities, provide a preview of difficult policy choices communities across the West will have to grapple with as climate change pushes water shortages to crisis levels.... Read more»

Yuma water desalinization plant could cost millions to update

Getting the Yuma Desalting Plant to full capacity would cost more than $55 million, according to a CAP report.... Read more»1

Lawmaker pressing for study of water desalination

A state lawmaker wants to create a committee to study the feasibility of using desalinated water to augment Arizona’s water supply.... Read more»1

Arizona’s long-term water future: Balancing growth and drought

Residents of the Sun Corridor stretching through Phoenix and Tucson turn on faucets, water lawns and fill swimming pools without any doubt that the state's most precious resource will be there. But are Arizonans ready for the conversations required to keep water flowing? ... Read more»

Former Phoenix mayor: Partner with Mexico to desalinate seawater

The former mayor of the nation’s sixth-largest city wants Arizona to form a partnership with Mexico that would build desalination facilities and tap in the ocean’s virtually limitless supply of water.... Read more»