Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Oh no! Not the Water Institute!

Shaun McKinnon is reporting over at Waterblogged this morning that the recently established Arizona Water Institute is among the recent casualties of our state budget crisis.
This is a real shame, as the institute has fostered collaboration among some of the brightest minds in this state to address the challenging water issues faced here.
It was created as a consortium of water experts from the three state universities in Arizona to address issues of water sustainability for the state - arguably an issue that far outweighs our current budget mess in the long view.
While some of the research they were conducting may be able to continue at the individual universities, their budgets are currently being so badly bludgeoned by the cavemen (and women) in our state legislature, there are certain to be some further casualties in this area.

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