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Water policy news from M&A
From our December 2013 issue of the Arizona Water Policy Update
Fasten your seat belts! This month, M&A’s Mark Myers draws a potent analogy between CAP water rates and amusement park rides.
I’ve been doing water policy work for about 30 years now — since long before the CAP system was completed. For many of those years, CAP rate cycles were like a Disney Fantasyland ride: Pricing uncertainties, although a bit scary, were generally predictable. We wondered whether the average M&I rates would increase by 4 (or perhaps even 6) percent annually. Policymakers took a leisurely approach to planning for shortages that would reduce Arizona’s Colorado River allocation, driven more by the goal of utilizing this resource fully than by any real expectation of shortage in the next 30 years.
Then, about a decade ago, we entered a prolonged drought and the uncertainties increased. As demands for CAP water approached — and then exceeded — the available supply, we left the kiddie park and boarded “Space Mountain.” This new rollercoaster ride was not only more adventurous but... Read more...
Our newest branch office...
M&A recently opened a branch office in Denver, Colorado. In addition to allowing us to pursue water-resource opportunities in a new geographic area, this location is ideal for serving many of our existing clients and leveraging the strengths of nearby universities and teaming partners. [ MORE ]