By the numbers: Arizona
- 6,703 geoscience employees (excludes self-employed)1
- 2.76 billion gallons/day: total groundwater withdrawal3
- $6.61 billion: value of nonfuel mineral production in 20174
- 65 total disaster declarations, including 39 fire, 13 flood, and 10 severe storm disasters (1953-2017)6
- $12.8 million: NSF GEO grants awarded in 2017...
Agencies Working on Geoscience Issues in arizona
The mission of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is to protect and enhance public health and the environment in Arizona. To achieve this, they administer the state’s environmental laws and delegated federal programs to prevent air, water and land pollution and ensure cleanup.
The Arizona Division of Emergency Management (within the Department of Emergency and Military Affairs) coordinates the State of Arizona’s emergency preparedness, response and recovery efforts in order to reduce the impact of emergencies and disaster on people and property in the Whole Community.
The mission of the Arizona Geological Survey is to serve as a primary source of geologic information in the state to enhance public understanding of the state's geologic character, geologic hazards and limitations and mineral resources.