Water Affordability in Tucson, AZ

Water Affordability Community of Practice

Thursday, April 29, 1pm CST/2pm EST


Featuring Tucson Water

Nestled in a drought-prone region where climate change further threatens water scarcity, Tucson Water has long been a pioneer of conservation, reuse and resilience. But, what can cities in other climates take away from their achievements? In addition to their lauded drought preparedeness plan and 2020 Strategic Plan, Tim Thomure will join us to share more about how they have centered equity and affordability in their efforts to maintain safe and reliable service for generations to come.

In partnership with the Water Center at Penn, our Water Affordability Community of Practice (COP) spotlights best practices on challenges and solutions related to water affordability, providing ample time for questions and informal discussion among peers. We invite local utility and city leaders that are striving to provide access to safe and affordable drinking and waste water to attend. Learn more about our water affordability program here.


Timothy Thomure, PE, ENV SP, Interim Assistant City Manager, Tucson, AZ

Timothy Thomure, Tucson, AZ

Tim Thomure is the former Director of Tucson Water, a 580-person operation providing potable and reclaimed water service to 725,000 people in southern Arizona. Tim is a licensed PE with 24 years of experience working in public utilities, private industry, and consulting. His areas of expertise include strategic planning, water supply, water recycling, and organizational development. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and a Master of Engineering degree from the University of Arizona. He currently serves as President of the AZ Water Association, which is the state chapter for both AWWA and WEF. Tim is a Past President of WateReuse Arizona and has served on the National Board of the WateReuse Association and the Water Research Foundation.


Photo Credit: Photo of Timothy Thomure by Tucson photographer Martha Lochert