The City/County Water and Wastewater Study and Action Plan was named the winner for the Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association annual award in the Open Category. The criteria for the award was any project, plan, or study that demonstrates a significant and relevant planning related change in a community or the planning profession in general.
The City of Tucson Mayor and Council and the Pima County Board of Supervisors initiated a multi-year study of water and wastewater infrastructure, supply and planning issues (WISP). The ultimate goal of this effort is to assure a sustainable community water source given continuing pressure on water supplies caused by population growth and the environment.
A joint City/County Oversight Committee completed Phases 1 & 2 of the process and produced the 2011 – 2015 Action Plan for Water Sustainability. Future goals will seek to engage the greater metropolitan area in identifying shared values, objectives and preferred options for a sustainable water future.
The Regional Water Assessment Task Force was convened by Pima Association of Governments (PAG) in 2010 to help the region shape its efforts to achieve a sustainable water future.
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