Tag: Sustainability

New Era of Arizona Water Challenges

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Reports and Publications
May 2014
M. Byron Lewis

Arizona is now entering a new era of water challenges prompted by the need to consider, confront, and find solutions to predicted water supply, and demand imbalances in the future.  This paper by water attorney M. Byron Lewis discusses studies predicting water supply limitations, possible sources of augmentation of Arizona’s water supply discussed in those studies, and significant legal and political challenges to overcome in finding solutions to supply and demand imbalances.
 

Arizona Town Hall: Arizona's Vulnerable Populations

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Reports and Publications
April 2014
Morrison Institute for Public Policy

Nearly 1.25 million Arizonans live in poverty – or about 19 percent of the population, according to recent Census Bureau data.

They are individuals and families who live in an almost constant state of distress, not knowing where the next meal will come from; juggling financial obligations against meager incomes (the federal poverty line is $15,510 annually for a family of two, $23,550 for a family of four); choosing between electricity and prescription medica- tion; struggling to navigate a maze of public programs and bureaucracies intended to serve as a safety net.

Sustaining Phoenix - Valley of the Sun: Beyond Desert Survival

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Reports and Publications
April 2013
Grady Gammage, Jr

This report examines the sustainability of Phoenix, a desert city that some critics say is at risk due to extreme climate, water supply, growth demands and politics.


Watering the Sun Corridor: Managing Arizona's Megapolitan Area

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Reports and Publications
August 2011
Grady Gammage Jr, Monica Stigler, Susan Clark-Johnson, William Hart

Do we have ample supply for Arizona's needs today and tomorrow?Are we in a current water crisis? And, if so, what's being done and what should be done? These questions and more are considered in this Morrison Institute for Public Policy report examining water use, supply and future demand for Arizona's Sun Corridor - the Central Arizona Urban Region that includes Phoenix and Tucson. The chief author of the report is Senior Research Fellow Grady Gammage, Jr.


Morrison Institute State Parks Video Report

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Multimedia
October 2009
Morrison Institute

This video report, narrated by our own Grady Gammage, Jr., makes the case that our State Park system has instrinsic value that must be stewarded by the people and the government alike.


The Price of Stewardship: The Future of Arizona State Parks

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Reports and Publications
October 2009
Grady Gammage Jr, Nancy Welch, Dave White, Bill Hart, Monica Stigler, Yuri Artibise

Arizona, which had more national parks and monuments than any other state, was the last state to designate state parks in 1957. Regrettably, since 2003 the Arizona Legislature and the state's governors have eroded support for state parks in reducing General Fund appropriations, "sweeping" cash from dedicated funds and forcing the agency to survive on park-produced fees and pieces of indirect user levies, set asides and federal dollars.

Megapolitan: Arizona's Sun Corridor

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Reports and Publications
May 2008
Grady Gammage Jr, John Stuar Hall, Robert E. Lang, Rob Melnick, Nancy Welch, Michael M. Crow

Megapolitan offers a bold new picture of Arizona’s geography and its future opportunities and “megaton” challenges. This report presents a scenario for 2035 based on current trends. It analyzes the Sun Corridor and provides insights into the region’s global potential, water, governance, sustainability, and “trillion dollar questions.” It discusses the “tragedy of the sunshine” and asks the indispensable question: In 2035, do you want to live in the Sun Corridor?

Sustainability for Arizona: The Issue of Our Age

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Reports and Publications
October 2007
Rick Heffernon, Nancy Welch, Rob Melnick

Nearly everyone is talking about sustainability. But what exactly does it mean—especially for Arizona? Morrison Institute and Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability answer that question and many more in Sustainability for Arizona: The Issue of Our Age.

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