A People’s Public Hearing Exploring Ecological Water in Arizona

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    Hosted by Sierra Club – Grand Canyon (Arizona) Chapter

    “Sustaining our Rivers, Streams, and Springs
    With Guest Speakers:

    Thomas Meixner, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Department Head, Dept. of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Arizona. Tom will speak about the current state of Arizona’s environmental waters.

    Julia Fonseca, Environmental Planning Manager, Pima County Office of Sustainability & Conservation. Julia will discuss the county’s management of environmental water & current legal framework challenges.

    The second in a series of citizen-organized public hearings to be held around the state regarding the current and desired future state of Arizona’s rivers, streams & springs.

    Explore a state-level legislative proposal to define “ecological water”, recognize it as a beneficial use, and create a state program to study and manage waters that sustain freshwater ecosystems and human livelihoods and well-being.

    The People’s Public Hearing is hosted by the Arizona Sustainable Water Workgroup (SWWG) For more information: http://azwaterfuture.org/aboutContact: AZWaterFuture@gmail.com

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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