Tag: water supply

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.

AZCentral: Solving our water challenges through art

May 2018

An editorial in The Arizona Republic promoted the third New Arizona Prize that will offer awards of $50,000 to the top five teams chosen in competition to “develop temporary public art projects that build connectivity between cultures through creative expression” – as announced by the Arizona Community Foundation.

The foundation, in partnership with Republic Media and Morrison Institute for Public Policy, initiated the New Arizona Prize in 2014 to foster creativity, innovation and ingenuity as our state shapes its future.

Horizon: Finding solutions to the water rights fight

May 2018

Sarah Porter, director of Morrison Institute’s Kyl Center for Water Policy at ASU, was a guest on Arizona Horizon and spoke about the Gila adjudication water rights to pump and divert water, not only from the Gila River, but all of its tributaries as well.

What started as a fight over surface water rights evolved to include subflow zones, which are areas where a well is pumping water that would otherwise make its way to a river.

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