Arizona's Water Future

Arizona has a long and distinguished history of water management. Today,however, the state faces a long-term supply/demand imbalance, which is projected to become significant over the next 25-50 years. And as drought continues in the West, Arizona's Water Future is garnering more attention, both locally and nationally.

Morrison Institute for Public Policy has long examined Arizona's future water supply and demand, such as the 2011 report, Watering the Sun Corridor.

The Arizona Department of Water Resources issued Arizona’s Next Century: A Strategic Vision for Water Supply Sustainability.

And a recent paper by M. Byron Lewis, a distinguished retired water lawyer, was posted on the Morrison Institute website. New Era of Arizona Water Challenges frames many of the legal issues in a way that is understandable to a general audience.

Last fall, retired U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl participated in Morrison Institute's "Let's Talk Water" forum, fostering a statewide focus on the "next generation of water" in Arizona.

Furthering this initiative is the Kyl Center for Water Policy at Morrison Institute, which will officially launch Nov. 14.

Helping in the effort was Richard Morrison, former chairman of Morrison Institute Board of Advisors and a water lawyer at Salmon, Lewis & Weldon with a 30-year concentration on water and environmental issues, and Grady Gammage Jr., senior research fellow at Morrison Institute, a practicing attorney.