Tag: Kyl Center for Water Policy

3TV/CBS5: Gov. Ducey appoints Kyl to AZ Senate

September 2018

KTVK/KPHO News Phoenix reported that Gov. Doug Ducey announced the appointment of former Sen. Jon Kyl to fill the Senate seat for the late Sen. John McCain who died Aug. 25 after battling an aggressive form of brain cancer.

“There is no one in Arizona more prepared to represent our state in the U.S. Senate than Jon Kyl. He understands how the Senate functions, and will make an immediate and positive impact benefiting all Arizonans," Ducey said. "He's an expert on the matters facing Arizona: water, land use and issues facing our Native American communities."

Yale: Water management strategies key to Southwest's resilience

August 2018

Yale's Climate Connections reported that in the arid Southwest, residents are surviving drought by relying on each other.

Questions of who gets to use water, how often, and when are complicated. Sarah Porter, director of the Kyl Center for Water Policy at Arizona State University's Morrison Institute says it all dates back to when settlers arrived in the arid region and started to parse out water rights.

A river runs through our pipes

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Susan Craig

CBN: Water interests of concern for builders, developers

August 2018

Chamber Business News reported that Arizona home builders in the populous center of the state are worried that emerging water wars threaten the development of the Sun Corridor, the megaregion between Phoenix and Tucson.

As water interests across the state race to negotiate how to mitigate shortages, keeping development strong in Arizona will be one of their biggest challenges.

KJZZ: Community growth dependent on water management

July 2018

KJZZ reported that the exotic animal park Out of Africa in Camp Verde, Arizona wants to expand to add a hotel, conference center and possibly a water park. For the water park in particular, investors would want assurances the site had a defined water source and buy-in from the community. But according to co-owner Bill Jump, they wouldn’t be able to present a long-term water plan for something so substantial as a water park.

Day Zero and the Politics of Water

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Recently, I got an email from a producer of a national television news show, subject line, “On deadline for tonight!” (They always start by saying they’re on deadline.)

She was working on a story about “Day Zero” in the South African city of Cape Town. A metropolis of 3.7 million people, Cape Town is in the throes of a severe drought and close to exhausting its stored water supply. “Day Zero” is the projected date when the system runs dry, the taps are turned off and residents will be reduced to extremely limited rations of hauled water.

Sarah Porter

KJZZ: Gov. Ducey to propose water policy changes

January 2018

KJZZ reported that while drought conditions persist in Arizona, people in the water policy world are trying to keep the Colorado River, lifeline for the Southwest, at healthy levels.

“The one thing we know about the future is that we are likely to see more shortage and more frequent shortage than we’ve experienced in previous decades," said Sarah Porter, director of Kyl Center for Water Policy at ASU's Morrison Institute.

Porter and others are waiting for Arizona to propose changes to water policy — changes meant to combat shortage.

Tribune: New standards set for effluent water use

October 2017

The East Valley Tribune reported that treated wastewater could be reaching taps in kitchens across the state after the governor’s office passed rules that will allow communities to recycle reclaimed water into drinking water.

Reclaimed water, also called effluent, is highly treated wastewater, according to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.

The new rules go into effect on Jan. 1, 2018. ADEQ has two workgroups that will continue to craft additional standards to be implemented at a later date.

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