Episode #173 — 03 August 2020 Phoenix Water Equity and Innovationwith Kathryn Sorenson
Kathryn Sorensen, Director of Phoenix Water, provides a riveting discussion of water equity in Phoenix, including rate design and customer base considerations, and she also describes an innovative water storage and sharing arrangement between Phoenix and Tuscon.
Plus, Reese Tisdale of Bluefield Research comes on for another Bluefield on Tap segment to discuss the latest developments in the market.
In this session, you’ll learn about:
- Kathryn’s background as Director of Phoenix Water
- How Phoenix Water approaches water equity
- How Phoenix Water’s rate design promotes water equity
- Phoenix Water’s water recycling and reuse efforts
- How water reuse ties into water equity
- The innovative Phoenix-Tucson water storage and sharing agreement
- Kathryn’s insights on how to deal with the politics that affect water systems
Resources and links mentioned in or relevant to this session include:
- Kathryn’s Twitter Handle: @PHXWaterDir
- Phoenix Water’s website
- “Landmark Water Agreement Between Tuscson and Phoenix” (Article dated 2014.12.05)
- TWV #133: Resiliency and Regionalism in Southern California with Jeffrey Kightlinger
- TWV #112: Customer Assistance Programs and Their Expanding Importance with Stacey Isaac Berahzer
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