Do you or your family have a drought contingency plan already in place? Although Arizona residents aren\\u0027t required to make such a plan, by law all of our state\\u0027s water providers are, as is the legislature. Next, Mark McLemore talks with one of the scientists who helped to draft Arizona\\u0027s state\\u002Dwide drought plan, to explain what our options really are...\\u000D\\u000A\\u000D\\u000AGregg Garfin \\u002D PhD, Asst. Prof., UA School of Natural Resources \\u0026 the Environment

Do you or your family have a drought contingency plan already in place?

Although Arizona residents aren't required to make such a plan, in 2005 House Bill 2277 began requiring all of the state's water providers to file a plan for facing extended drought.

This includes Tucson Water, and as a result a detailed look at regional issues concerning Tucson's own water resources can be found here.

Gregg Garfin, deputy director for Science Translation & Outreach at the University of Arizona's Institute of the Environment, helped to draft Arizona's statewide drought plan.

Garfin also works to bridge the science-society interface, which means finding ways to accelerate the acceptance and adoption of scientific findings about climate change with the public, including a variety of resource managers, civic planners, and policy makers throughout the region.