Policy Decision Phase of ADD Water
There are three major phases to ADD Water. The first phase, the policy decision phase, is now complete and CAP has made a commitment to develop an ADD Water Program. The first phase started in January of 2008 and was completed on March 4, 2010. The second phase, the implementation phase, started from March 4, 2010 when the Board adopted its resolution implementing the ADD Water Program and continues until contracts are signed. The final phase, operation, starts when contracts are signed and continues indefinitely.
Stakeholders made decisions within the context of a five-step decision making process (listed below) recommended by the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2). At each step, Stakeholders worked to answer the focus question below:
Assuming CAP is to be the primary entity that acquires, develops and delivers new water supplies for its three county service area, how should the water be shared and paid for?
Stakeholders developed over 85 points of emerging consensus and documented this consensus in the "Summary of Emerging Consensus". The Summary of Emerging Consensus is a framework of 28 key questions, addressing such topics as: governance management structure, participation eligibility, need determination, priorities and conditions of use, ownership interest, use of unscheduled supply, capital costs for supply and infrastructure, OM&R costs, assured water supply, Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District (CAGRD), use of CAP canal capacity, and acquisition of water for users outside the CAP service area.
Step 1 - Problem Statement and Information Needs.
Step 2 - Determine, Define and Prioritize Criteria.
Step 3 - Generate Program Alternatives.
Step 4 - Evaluate Alternatives Against Criteria.
Step 5 - Present Results of Evaluation.