Help shape the experience for CAP’s proposed Water Education Center

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Proposed CAP Water Education Center

When visitors come to Central Arizona Project, they often leave with one burning question – where is the canal? Currently, there’s not a lot for guests to see and do at Headquarters, not even a view of the canal itself. A proposed Water Education Center may change all that.

The Central Arizona Water Conservation District (CAWCD) Board has approved a design contract with Jones Studio for a Water Education Center that is envisioned as an accessible and secure space that invites stakeholders and the public to explore CAP’s history, operations and impact on Arizona. The space would allow a larger audience to gain a hands-on understanding of CAP and how it fits into the context of Arizona’s water management story, complete with safe, up-close view of the canal. Gone would be the days of visitors not seeing first-hand the engineering marvel that is the CAP canal!

Proposed CAP Water Education Center

The proposed Water Education Center would be located at CAP’s north Phoenix Headquarters campus, designed to support everything from large water stakeholder gatherings to elected official briefings to school field trips.

The project is currently in the programming and visioning phase where we’re getting feedback from educators, stakeholders and the general public to shape the Water Education Center experience. We would like to hear from you. What would you like to learn more about – CAP history, operations and infrastructure … Arizona’s water picture … water conservation … all of the above … something else?

Proposed CAP Water Education Center

Feel free to stop by any of our public open houses to share your thoughts with our architects and experience designers:

  • Monday, Dec. 4 – 5 to 7 p.m., Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
  • Tuesday, Dec. 5 – 5 to 7 p.m. Paramount Theater, 420 N. Florence St., Casa Grande
  • Friday, Dec. 8 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., El Rio Center, 1390 W. Speedway Blvd., Tucson

Can’t make it to an Open House meeting? You can still make your voice heard. Click here to share your feedback.  

Questions? Please email

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