The Watershed Planning Subcommittee (WPS) meets on the last Monday of a month, approximately four times per year. These meetings include an annual joint meeting with the Environmental Planning Advisory Committee (EPAC) and a meeting with the Arizona Hydrological Society. WPS is governed by EPAC Bylaws and provides input on EPAC’s Annual Top Environmental Issues list, which guides PAG programs and topics presented at Subcommittee meetings.
The Subcommittee discusses pertinent water-related issues and provides advice to EPAC for regional coordination and planning purposes. For example, WPS may work with PAG staff to draft regional Resolutions and WPS members vote on Amendments to the PAG's Section 208 Areawide Water Quality Management Plan. EPAC reports recommendations to be considered by the PAG Regional Council. Water-related meeting topics include: water quality issues, stormwater management, wastewater treatment and use, groundwater levels and pumping, riparian ecology, green infrastructure and more.
Members include representatives from jurisdictions and various interest groups, including the University of Arizona and water companies. All interested parties are welcome to attend, participate and suggest pertinent presentation topics. Those interested in participating may contact Mead Mier at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other related committees include the Stormwater Management Working Group, the Statewide Water Quality Management Working Group and 208 Planning Task Forces, which are formed as needed to provide a public comment venue.