Morrison Institute launches new center for water policy

water-policy-asuWith a mission of reaching consensus for wise water policy and lasting solutions in Arizona, the Kyl Center for Water Policy at Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy was officially launched Nov. 14. Made possible by a $1 million gift from the Morrison family and named after retired U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl, the Kyl Center will convene a diverse group of stakeholders to collaboratively address many of the state’s water challenges. According to Kyl, the center will not be a competitor of existing water centers or efforts, but rather a collaborator and partner in finding new ways to address challenges for our growing state. It will serve as a forum for public evaluation and education, as well as an alternative to litigation for more expeditious resolutions of outstanding issues. Sustainability scholar Grady Gammage, Jr., a senior research fellow at the Morrison Institute, is part of a team providing leadership until a full-time director is found.