WORKING TOGETHER FOR OUR WATER FUTURE
Join us for our November 14 Lunch and Learn at:
Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Market
1720 E. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Time: 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
We'll hear from Cynthia Campbell who is a member of the Arizona LBDCP Steering Committee on behalf of the City of Phoenix. She will provide an overview of the Lower Basin Drought Contingency Plan (LBDCP) and discuss the issues facing Central Arizona’s Colorado River users in implementing the LBDCP.
The Colorado River is overallocated among 7 Basin States, including Arizona. In addition, the region is in the midst of a long drought (20+ years in Arizona). The combination of these problems has resulted in record low volumes of water in the Southwest’s two primary reservoirs, Lake Mead and Lake Powell. Based on current projections, there will probably be a shortage declared on the Colorado River in 2020. In an effort to stem the decline of Lake Mead, the Lower Basin states of California, Nevada and Arizona have been discussing a Lower Basin Drought Contingency Plan (LBDCP). The LBDCP proposes significant reductions in deliveries from Lake Mead, especially for Arizona. These reductions will have very real impacts on Central Arizona, including Central Arizona agriculture, Native American tribes and cities, including Phoenix. While the other two Lower Basin states have agreed to implement DCP, Arizona stakeholders are engaged in intensive negotiations on how to implement LBDCP in Arizona.
Cynthia Campbell is the Water Resource Management Advisor for the City of Phoenix, Arizona. In her position, Cynthia is responsible for policy development and management of the City’s water resource portfolio and works with City executive staff, the Director of Phoenix Water, the Mayor, and with members of City Council on a variety of water issues. Ms. Campbell also serves as the City’s representative with the Salt River Project, the Central Arizona Project and the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR). She is also representing the City on the Drought Contingency Plan Steering Committee, the Arizona Water Bank Recovery Planning Advisory Group, the Salt-Verde Alliance and the Northern Arizona Forest Fund. Previously, Cynthia served Phoenix as an Assistant City Attorney for four years, representing the City’s interests in water matters, including adjudication of the City’s water rights claims. Prior to her tenure with Phoenix, Cynthia served the State of Arizona for eight years as the Water Quality Compliance Manager at the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. She also represented the State as an Assistant Attorney General in the Environmental Enforcement Section. She has over two decades of experience in water resource and environmental matters and has practiced law in both Arizona and Illinois. Cynthia is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
LUNCH IS PROVIDED BY BLUEWATER GRILL SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & MARKET