The integrity and high community regard achieved by the Citizens Water Advocacy Group for our proactive advocacy of local water issues are the result of the many volunteer contributions from our dedicated board of directors, technical advisors and helpers. To name just a few would be an injustice to all those who make our meetings, forums and outreach efforts appear seamless and successful no matter the size of their contribution. We get the job done as a team!

Volunteering IS how CWAG happens! Our work and successes were made possible by all those who share a passion for preserving the environmental integrity and recreational resources of the Verde River through our science-based advocacy, education and collaborative action, which will help create a sustainable water future for all those who live here. CWAG offers a variety of opportunities, large and small, for becoming a volunteer. We welcome you to our dedicated team as we work to achieve these goals.

 “Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results."

 ~Andrew Carnegie




  • "Ranchers need clean water for their stock, farmers need it for their crops, every employer needs it to stay in business, and every living thing needs it for life... The law needs to be clear to protect water quality and the rights of landowners."
    Mark Udall
  • "Water is the driver of Nature."
    Leonardo da Vinci
  • "When the well is dry, we know the worth of water."
    Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1746
  • "...and since flow of information is to spirit what water is to life, we'd best think about how to keep the pipes free and unclogged."
    Raphie Frank
  • "In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference."
    Rachel Carson
  • "We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one."
    Jacques Yves Cousteau
  • "Water is life's matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water."
    Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, 1937 Nobel Prize for Medicine
  • "Water is everywhere and in all living things; we cannot be separated from water. No water, no life. Period..."
    Robert Fulghum
  • "It's the water. Everything is driven by the water."
    Mike Thompson
  • "Whiskey is for drinking; water is for fighting over."
    Mark Twain