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Since 1984, M&A has provided quality hydrogeologic and water resource services to clients in the industrial, mining, energy, municipal, land development, tribal, and agricultural sectors. We combine our unparalleled groundwater hydrology experience with expertise in water resource policy and economics to develop comprehensive approaches and integrated solutions.
Water policy news from M&A
From our June 2013 issue of the Arizona Water Policy Update
Recent actions affecting the San Pedro River highlight key differences in state and federal laws for regulating water.
Arizona regulates surface water and groundwater independently, artificially dividing two resources that are naturally linked. Both stakeholders and the courts recognize that this approach is often imperfect, and they have been working for decades to find a better solution. The potential conflicts are particularly apparent in the San Pedro River basin, which is home to Sierra Vista, a growing population center, and Fort Huachuca, an important Army base.
As the last major, free-flowing, perennial river in the Southwest, the San Pedro has been studied extensively. Flows in this river are known to depend on shallow groundwater. Because the San Pedro and its riparian corridor are unique, stakeholders generally agree that these resources are worth preserving. In 1988, Congress designated 36 miles along the river, from the Mexican border extending almost to Benson, as a National Conservation Area. 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 ]