Preserving the Verde River and Its Watershed — Podcast May 18, 2015

Whiskey Is for Drinking, Water Is for Fighting: Arizona Water Politics and Citizen Advocacy in Defense of the Verde River. Democratic Perspective welcomes Chip Norton, President of the Friends of the Verde River Greenway, and Kathy Davis, Secretary of the Verde River Basin Partnership for a discussion of local advocacy groups and their impact on the struggle to preserve the Verde River and its watershed. The pressure of commercial and residential development on our natural resources makes for complex political struggles among competing interest groups, particularly in Arizona, where the climate-driven scarcity of water and the pressures of population growth threaten the sustainability of our natural rivers and watersheds. Hear how citizen advocacy groups, and the alliances they have formed, are helping to ensure that the future viability of our natural environment is well defended.

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