Sun: Kyl Center’s “Meeting Water Supply Challenges”

Sunday, January 3, 2016

The Yuma Sun featured a presentation by Sarah Porter, director of the Kyl Center for Water Policy at Morrison Institute, given during the opening night dinner of the Yuma Area Agricultural Council Local Elected Official Tour.

Noting that Arizona water issues have been large news topics in the light of the California drought, Porter said Arizona’s legacy in leadership is to thank for us meeting water supply challenges.

There are, however, significant issues to face in order to be water secure, including a strong Arizona representative in negotiations that are going to take place in regards to Lake Mead’s structural deficit, and funding for the Department of Water Resources (DWR) which was cut by half as a result of the economic crisis.

READ: Water a hot topic as Arizona faces supply challenges