Access to water is important to ensure prosperity and stability in communities across the state. So where does our water come from? Who controls water resources? Rural, urban, and industry constituents all compete for access to water. Who benefits from current water policies and who is burdened? Can present-day water policies or potential reforms create a more sustainable, equitable and secure water future for everyone? Join us for a timely conversation about water policy and water certainty in a time of climate change and growing water shortages.
This program is cohosted by Yavapai County Free Library District – Paulden Public Library. This is an in-person event.
Please be advised that we do not record the conversations in Frank Talks programs. We ask that all participants respect this rule. You participate at your own risk, and agree to hold harmless Arizona Humanities and the State Library.
Sarah Porter is Director of the Kyl Center for Water Policy at Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy. The Kyl Center promotes research, analysis, collaboration, and open dialogue to build consensus in support of sound water stewardship solutions for Arizona and the West. Before leading the Kyl Center, Porter served as the Arizona state director of the National Audubon Society and led the Western Rivers project, a multi-state initiative to protect and restore important river habitats in the Intermountain West. As deputy directory of Audubon Arizona, Porter was a key team member in the effort to launch the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center, a nature education center located in a restored riparian habitat in South Phoenix. She is a member of the Governor’s Water Augmentation, Innovation and Conservation Council and Phoenix’s Environmental Quality and Sustainability Commission.