It strikes me that we can drown in local legislation while the broader solution is directly in front of us: POPULATION.
We like to think we can beat the numbers. At least commonly accepted ones.
The density or concentration of desert flora is a fraction of what it is in
The density or concentration of desert fauna is, also, a fraction of what it
is in the Midwest.
For example, the density of the deer population in Wisconsin is 30 times,
in a favorable habitat, of what it is in Arizona, a arguably more hostile one.
Why the human animal feels confident it can beat the numbers, I don't know.
We are continually drilling deeper to find aquifers and, frankly, the
handwriting is on the wall.
A developer may be able to demonstrate a "100 year assured supply" until a guy
on the adjoining property drills into the same aquifer and halves the capacity
of a viable aquifer.
I don't question that "Arizona law allows threats to water resources." I wonder that solutions have not been laid out.