Tag: water supply

Colorado River's impact deserves accurate portrayal

Thursday, January 22, 2015

A lot of buzz has been generated by a new report from ASU’s Seidman Research Institute that attempts to quantify the economic impact of the Colorado River. Seidman’s researchers have created a model that says the river contributes a staggering $1.4 trillion to the economy of seven states along the river, including $185 billion and 2.1 million jobs in Arizona.

Dan Hunting

Kyl Center for Water Policy launched

November 2014

The Kyl Center for Water Policy at Morrison Institute, made possible by a $1 million gift from the Morrison family, was officially launched Nov. 14 with a mission to seek consensus for wise water policy and lasting solutions for Arizona.

Named after retired U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, who will lend both his expertise as a water attorney and leadership as a statesman, the Kyl Center will convene a diversity of stakeholders to collaboratively address many of the state’s water challenges – just as Arizona leaders successfully did in decades past.

$100,000 prize awaits winner of water challenge

October 2014

The Arizona Community Foundation, Republic Media and Morrison Institute for Public Policy put our heads together to come up with the next big idea for Arizona water, and here's what we came up with: How about we open it up to the great minds out there instead?

Gammage: Not a water czar, but cares about water

August 2014

Morrison Institute Senior Research Fellow Grady Gammage Jr. responded to recent criticism from an Arizona Republic guest column that no, he is not the state's self-appointed "water czar."

Rural AZ must have a say in future water policy

May 2014

Tony Gioia, vice chairman of the Verde River Basin Partnership, wrote a commentary in the Camp Verde Bugle that it's important that all of Arizona -- including rural areas -- have a say in determining Arizona's future water policies.

In doing so, Gioia cited the Morrison Institute for Public Policy project, Arizona's Water Future, by writing:
 

Arizona has more rights than water

May 2014

By Jon Kyl and Richard Morrison

The economic and social disruption caused by the extreme drought in California has prompted increasing questions about the water future of the West.

In Arizona, water planners continue to analyze future supply and demand. Beginning to think about a problem before it's a big problem can ensure solutions to tackle shortages are in place before they arrive.

New Era of Arizona Water Challenges

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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.
 

Water debate: Will raising rates prompt conservation?

May 2014

There's a great debate bubbling up from the desert floor: Would raising water rates result in a decline in water use?

Cronkite News Service asked that question of Arizona water experts, including Morrison Institute for Public Policy.

Not surpising, the experts differed on such a plan's outome:

To Dan Hunting, a senior policy analyst for Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy, it’s no surprise then that so many Tucson homes don’t have lawns.

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