Tag: water use

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.

The Price of Uncertainty

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March 2018
Kathleen Ferris, Sarah Porter, Grady Gammage Jr.

What water-related questions do people at the cutting edge of economic development ask when evaluating a site for potential investment? To find out, the Kyl Center for Water Policy at Morrison Institute surveyed corporate site location consultants and real estate developers who work in Arizona. The results of this survey are presented in the Kyl Center’s new report, The Price of Uncertainty.

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?

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.

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