Arizona has hundreds of thousands of acres of water-heavy agriculture, like cotton. In total, this accounts for 70% of Arizona's water consumption annually. With over half-a-million residents, Arizona has long tried to deal with the largest inhibitor of growth in the hottest parts of the state: water. But in recent years, both Tucson and Phoenix have seen major revolutions in water management.
The UA is home to trailblazing thinkers working at the intersections of business, economics, and the environment to provide an understanding of the costs and benefits of a changing environment and the relevance to business practices. From the economic analysis of alternative policy to the business case for sustainability, UA faculty are contributing to new partnerships and more effective choices for our economy.