Phoenix Area Office - Programs & Activities

Program Development and Studies throughout Arizona

The Program Development Division of the Phoenix Area Office is responsible for water resource planning activities within its geographical area of responsibility throughout Arizona. The federal objective in water resource planning is to achieve a structured approach to water resource problem-solving and provide a rational framework for sound decision-making.

The mission of the Bureau of Reclamation is to manage, develop, and protect water and related resources in an environmentally and economically sound manner in the interest of the American public.

The Program Development Division works with communities, organizations, tribes, states, and stakeholders seeking technical assistance from the Bureau of Reclamation. Division staff assist in the planning process and conduct general water resource investigations, including appraisal, special, and feasibility studies. Special emphasis on supply and demand imbalances, drought mitigation, climate impacts, impaired water treatment, wastewater reuse, and low impact development are administered through Reclamation’s Planning, Water Conservation Field Services, and WaterSMART programs.

Information on Reclamation’s water resource planning process

Manager: John Rasmussen
Program Development Division

List of current and recently completed studies and projects: 

For additional information, please contact the Program Development Division at

Links to Reclamation programs:

Last Updated: 4/11/24