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Central Arizona Project. You probably know it’s a canal system that brings water from the Colorado River at Lake Havasu, through Phoenix to south of Tucson. You may even know it serves Maricopa, Pinal and Pima counties. That’s a start – but there’s a lot more to know, especially now as Arizona grapples with drier conditions.

If you’re interested in learning more about the impacts of this shortage, as well as how CAP works, where the water comes from, our history and future plans, CAP University may be for you!

CAP University is free and open to the public and the next virtual course is 9-11 a.m., Wednesday, September 20. This fast-paced event includes a high-level overview of the CAP system presented by Central Arizona Water Conservation District board members and the CAP management team, as well as plenty of time for you to ask questions.

Topics include:  

  • CAP 101 video
  • The CAP system
  • Power
  • 2024 shortage conditions and planning for the future
  • Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District (CAGRD)

Registration is now open here. After registering, you’ll receive a link to sign-in on class day. Upon completion of the course, you can consider yourself a CAP University alum!

And even before participating in CAP University, there are plenty of opportunities to learn more about CAP. Check out for stories and infographics that break down some of the complexity of water issues. And follow us on social media – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.