The Southern Arizona Water Users Association (SAWUA) is comprised of 15 members, including the largest water providers in the Tucson region, wastewater reclamation entities, and agricultural water users.
The Association coordinates in the development of effective water resource policy and planning in an effort to preserve and enhance the quality and quantity of the region's water resources.
SAWUA’s aim is to provide one voice from Southern Arizona on water legislation and issues. SAWUA has effectively protected and advanced water issues in the region.
SAWUA is a voluntary nonprofit organized in 1999. Read More.
At SAWUA's March 2015 water forum for elected officials, senior appointed officials and administrators, SAWUA President Warren Tenney emphasized to over 70 attendees that the proactive and collaborative efforts among SAWUA members has placed the region in the best position to weather the upcoming shortage declaration on the Colorado River...
For the past 14 years SAWUA has maintained a responsive and respected presence at the Arizona Legislature working with elected officials, senior appointed officials, and stakeholders to advocate for effective water policy, mitigating those measures that otherwise may potentially have adverse impacts and, when necessary, opposing legislation that would be detrimental to Southern Arizona or statewide water policy interests. This edition of the SAWUA Quarterly Bulletin is intended to provide an overview of the major legislation imacting water policy during the 2015 legislative session...
The Southern Arizona Water Users Association partners with the US Bureau of Reclamation in a study of the Lower Santa Cruz River Basin. The association received nearly $400,000 to continue its efforts to plan for and invest in the area's water resources. The study will identify the water resources needed to mitigate climate change and improve water reliabilty...
The Southern Arizona Water Users Association (SAWUA) is at the forefront of achieving long-term water security in Southern Arizona. In partnership with area water professionals including: Pima Association of Governments (PAG), Cortaro-Marana Irrigation District, Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR), Central Arizona Water Conservation District, and the University of Arizona, SAWUA has embarked on a three year study with the US Bureau of Reclamation. The study aims to understand the balance of water uses and supplies within the Tucson Active Management Area (TAMA) and impact from climate change, infrastructure needs, and uncertainty about the future. View the LSCR Basin Fact Sheet and vist our Studies page for more information.