You are here Home Story Maps We take you beyond mere data points and statistics. Combining maps and data with multimedia content, Story Maps provide visual narratives to explain important water-related topics. Featured Story Map Arizona’s Most Precious Resource: Arizona's Water Story The story of Arizona's water - where it comes from and how it's used - may be on your mind if you live in this unique ecosystem. With a growing population of more than 7 million people, the importance of our water stewardship grows with us. Story Map Gallery Rural Water in Arizona Outside of Arizona's Active Management Areas and Irrigation Non-Expansion Areas, there is virtually no regulation of groundwater and no metering requirement. A landowner may drill a well and withdraw any amount of water for any beneficial use. Water Augmentation Concepts Proposals and projects that aim to augment water supplies in Arizona. Arizona’s Stream Adjudications: Getting To Water Certainty Certainty about water resources drives economic development and enables sustainable water management. Until claims in the Adjudications are resolved, Arizona will not have the water certainty it needs to plan for the future.