Senator detailed how drought resilience funding she secured from her bipartisan infrastructure law and the Inflation Reduction Act will provide relief to Arizona communities
WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema met with the Central Arizona Water Conservation District to continue identifying and delivering lasting solutions strengthening Arizona’s water future.
“Arizonans know that delivering real results on our drought crisis requires hard work and collaboration. We’ll keep bringing together local water leaders and experts – like the Central Arizona Water Conservation District and my Water Advisory Council – to make meaningful progress and secure our water future for generations to come,” said Sinema.
The Central Arizona Water Conservation District oversees the Central Arizona Project, which delivers water to residents of Maricopa, Pima, and Pinal Counties – representing 6 million, or over 80%, of the state’s population.
Sinema has long acknowledged that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to a challenge as severe as the West’s historic drought conditions, which is why she has made a point to consistently meet with Arizona water experts from all backgrounds. Since negotiating her bipartisan infrastructure law and delivering historic investments to the state, Sinema has been actively working with partners in Arizona and across the West to identify solutions helping mitigate the impact of Western drought.
Last year, Sinema launched a Water Advisory Council of Arizona water experts from agriculture, tribal, conservation, academic, and business communities across Arizona – including CAP General Manager Brenda Burman – to help advise the Senator on water issues and form a lasting regional plan that relieves the historic drought conditions in the American West.
Between Sinema’s bipartisan infrastructure law and the Inflation Reduction law she shaped, the Senator has secured more than $12 billion in drought relief and Western water funding.