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Monday, April 20, 2015

Senior Fellow Patricia Mulroy Featured on KNPR's State of Nevada

Patricia Mulroy is Senior Fellow for Climate Adaptation and Environmental Policy at the Boyd School of Law and a Practitioner in Residence for the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution.

On April 16, she was featured on KNPR's State of Nevada segment "Coping With Western Drought With No End In Sight."

During the interview, she said, "The farmer isn't just there to be the stopgap in case of a disaster. Where the farmers need to get is to the point where they realize that if they become part of the solution early ... where the farmer says, 'OK, it is far less painful for me if I take a little bit less in non-shortage years, leave it in the reservoirs, keep the reservoirs propped up, and avoid falling into shortage.' So when I look out into the future, I see a different relationship between cities and farmers, and I see a different approach in how shared water resources are going to be managed."

Between 1989 and early 2014, Patricia Mulroy served as General Manager of both the Las Vegas Valley Water District, a municipal purveyor serving more than 350,000 accounts, and the Southern Nevada Water Authority, the regional agency responsible for acquiring, treating and delivering water to two million Southern Nevadans and 40 million annual visitors.