Arizona Deptartment of Water Resources
Tom Buschatzke is the Assistant Director of the Water Planning Division of the Arizona Department of Water Resources overseeing five sections with primary responsibility for planning and policy functions for the management of the state's water supplies. Prior to that Tom served as the city of Phoenix' Water Resources Management advisor from 2002-2011. In that capacity he was responsible for policy development for management of the city's water resources and worked with a number of city officials and the city council on a variety of water issues. Mr. Buschatzke also served as the city's liaison with the Salt River Project, the Central Arizona Project, and the Arizona Department of Water Resources.
He has served on the Board of Director's of the Western Urban Water Coalition, was on the Governor's Blue Ribbon Panel on Water Sustainability, was the city's representative on the statewide Water Advisory Group and on the Governor's Colorado River Advisory Council. He has been a member of the Colorado River Water User's Association, American Water Resources Association, and the American Water Works Association.
Mr. Buschatzke's career in Arizona water resources began with an internship in 1982 with the Arizona Department of Water Resources. He ultimately became a program manager in the Adjudications Division. He moved to Phoenix in 1988 as a Hydrologist in the Law Department where he provided assistance to city management and attorneys on issues relating to the city's water rights, water use and water supply.