- Drought Response and Climate Change
- Over-Allocation of the Colorado River
- Increasing Population Growth
- Emphasize a collaborative approach to water management, which includes conservation, reuse, replenishment, storage, and augmentation
- Engage stakeholders to hear diverse perspectives so that together we can determine optimal solutions
- Mobilize people to solve technical problems with innovative technology and adaptive challenges through dynamic discussion, trade-offs, and compromise
- Assist stakeholders to identify core values so that we can find common ground between rural and urban areas and so that agriculture, cities, developers, tribes, and environmental groups all have a voice in the conversation
- Support water pricing that balances affordability with fiscal responsibility
- Prioritize a diversified, reliable, affordable energy portfolio that includes renewable energy
- Encourage a water conservation ethic in all sectors of the community
- Incentivize efficiency and conservation
- Provide resources and infrastructure to rural and underserved communities
- Preserve the Colorado River and its ecosystems
Re-elect Alexandra Arboleda, a water lawyer, to serve on the Central Arizona Water Conservation District (CAWCD) Board of Directors. Arizona is at a pivotal point where it must balance rapid growth with reduced water supplies. Alexandra Arboleda is a visionary water leader with the knowledge, experience, and demonstrated commitment to find collaborative and innovative solutions to our water challenges.
The CAWCD Board oversees the operation and management of the 336 miles long Central Arizona Project (CAP) canal. CAP delivers Arizona’s Colorado River water supplies to 80% of the state's population, industry, agriculture, and Indian tribes in central and southern Arizona. About 40% of our water supply comes from the Colorado River. The most important role of the CAWCD is ensuring water security for Arizonans – safe, secure, affordable water supplies for present and future generations, while also protecting the Colorado River.
Fifteen CAWCD Board members represent Maricopa(10), Pima (4), and Pinal (1) Counties, and non-partisan elections are held every two years for five seats in the November general election. Vote for ALEXANDRA ARBOLEDA for CAWCD Board on November 8th.
- Decades of experience as a water and natural resources attorney in Phoenix, Arizona
- Six years of service as a Director on the Central Arizona Water Conservation District (CAWCD) Board and two years on the Executive Committee
- Currently serving as Secretary of the CAWCD Board of Directors and Chair of the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District (CAGRD) and Underground Storage Committee
- Currently serving as Commissioner on the Arizona Water Banking Authority (AWBA)
- Previously served on Finance, Audit and Power Committee and as Co-Chair of the Water Quality Standards Task Force
- Flinn Brown Civic Leadership Academy Fellow - 2018
- Harvard Kennedy School Public Leadership Credential - 2021/2022
- Active participant in negotiations responding to water shortages that led to the Drought Contingency and 500+ Plans with voluntary, compensated system conservation and mitigation for users most impacted by reductions
- Advocate for transition to reliable and diversified energy portfolio, including two solar projects
- Leader of diverse stakeholder group to develop water quality standards for wheeling non-project water through the CAP canal
- Facilitate stakeholder presentations and committee discussions regarding the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District
- Lead committee to adopt guiding principles for interaction with the Governor's Water Augmentation, Innovation, and Conservation Council
- Strong record of collaboration and partnership with stakeholders and government representatives to resolve water issues
Fiscally Sound Policy Advocate
- Advance short and long term solutions to ensure secure, safe, affordable water supplies for all Arizonans
- Engage with the seven basin states, the federal government, and Mexico in negotiations for revised shortage sharing guidelines that include the participation of all water users in the Colorado River basin
- Support balanced perspective that values affordable water rates, fiscally sound economic and tax policy, transparency, and accountability
- Facilitate discussions with stakeholders and the community on pathways to sustainable growth
- Advocate for sustainable water management through conservation, reuse, and responsible augmentation and preservation of the Colorado River ecosystem
- Promote transition to diversified, reliable, affordable energy portfolio that includes renewable energy
- Encourage the development and implementation of new technologies to increase water efficiencies and reduce consumptive uses
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Re-elect a water lawyer to serve on the Central Arizona Water Conservation District Board of Directors.
When I was seven years old, I moved to Tucson and fell in love with the Arizona lifestyle. My father was a Professor of Political Science at University of Arizona, and my mother was a high school English teacher. Some of my fondest family memories involve riding our horses, J.P. or Tradewind, and hiking with my family in the mountains near Tucson. Through these experiences I developed a love of the outdoors and a respect for the importance and the scarcity of water in an arid environment. My travels through Latin America in my twenties expanded my love of the outdoors and my awareness of the necessity for sustainable water supplies in all parts of the world.
I earned my B.A. in political science from Stanford University and my J.D. from University of Arizona, where I met my husband, Carlos Manuel Arboleda. Shortly after graduating from law school, we got married and moved to Phoenix, where we raised two children who have attended schools in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Paradise Valley. Carlos, who shared my love of Arizona and the outdoors, passed away in 2020 at the age of 52 after a brave battle against cancer. I also lost my father when he was 52 in a horseback riding accident. Now, more than ever, I care about the legacy we leave for our children and future generations; I'm committed to doing the work needed to serve my community and all of our families who depend on the waters of the Colorado River.
I have dedicated my career to solving Arizona’s water and natural resource challenges. In addition to serving as Secretary of the Central Arizona Water Conservation District Board of Directors, I am Chair of the Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District and Underground Storage Committee as well as a Commissioner on the Arizona Water Banking Authority. In addition, I am a Fellow of the Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy, and I recently earned the Public Leadership Credential from Harvard Kennedy School.
As an attorney with TSL Law Group PLC, I enjoy seeking creative solutions that benefit all parties in resolving difficult and complex challenges. The depth and breadth of my experience as a water resources attorney give me a unique and diverse understanding of the issues related to management of Arizona’s Colorado River supplies. I have experience working on the general stream adjudications and Indian water rights settlements, as well as surface water rights, groundwater management and the Law of the Colorado River.