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Launch of CAP University

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!

For starters – Did you know the CAP system lifts water uphill across the state. . .that CAP serves more than 80 percent of Arizonans. . .and that the water CAP delivers generates an annual economic impact of $100 billion?

If you’re interested in learning more about CAP – how it works, where the water comes from, its history and future plans, CAP University may be for you!

CAP is launching this new program, which is free and open to the public. The inaugural course will be presented virtually from 8 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18. 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 History
  • CAP’s Relationship to the Colorado River
  • CAP System Overview
  • CAP Water Deliveries
  • Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District
  • CAP’s Power Portfolio
  • Looking Toward the Future – Climate Adaptation Plan and Augmentation
  • Drought Contingency Plan/Arizona Reconsultation Committee

Registration is now open here. After registering, you’ll receive a link to sign-in on class day. Upon completion of the 3-hour course, you can consider yourself a CAP University alum, eligible to take future courses as they’re developed!

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.