Protecting Rural Groundwater
Although groundwater is the only source of water in many rural parts of Arizona, groundwater is unprotected, threatening the future of local economies and communities.
Impacts of Unrestricted Pumping
We’re already seeing the impacts of unrestricted groundwater pumping in some rural areas.
Homeowner wells going dry
Flows in rivers and streams declining or even disappearing
Less water for agriculture and communities
More landowner conflicts
Resources & Tools
The Water for Arizona Coalition provides resources to help local communities understand, discuss, and tackle groundwater management issues to build more resilient water supplies and protect their futures.
Stay up to date with the latest blog posts, media mentions, and happenings from our coalition members.
On sunbaked farmlands where alfalfa and corn grow alongside pistachio orchards and grapevines, pumps hum as wells draw water from underground and send it flowing to fields.
Opinion: If Arizona wants to improve its new water reality, it must involve rural communities, tribes and the environment in scarcity considerations.
Business for Water Stewardship
Arizona State University’s Seidman Research Institute and Business For Water Stewardship released a report estimating the economic importance of groundwater for Arizona’s five Active Management Areas.