Decision Center for a Desert City
Arizona State University
PO Box 878209
Tempe, AZ 85287
Ray has been associated with the Decision Center for a Desert City project since 2004 as a stakeholder, advisor, and researcher. In his former position as an Assistant Director of the Water Services Department for the City of Phoenix, Ray was involved with DCDC in stakeholder outreach, water demand and heat island research, and in the application of climate change science and research to public adaptation policy and programs. Ray joined the DCDC project in 2010 as an academic professional. His involvement will now include expanding the capabilities and facilitating the use of WaterSIM as a research and public policy tool, expanding DCDC's stakeholder outreach with water managers and land use planners, facilitating the initiation and development of academic research that is applicable to current and future public policy issues, and participating directly in various DCDC supported research. Ray's research interests include advanced scenario planning, anticipatory governance, climate change impacts and adaptation, water demand analysis and models, regional growth, and visualization of sustainability and uncertainty.
Professional Preparation - Baylor University, Biology and Environmental Studies, B.S., 1976; University of Texas at Austin, Community and Regional Planning, M.S., 1978; Arizona State University, Environmental Design and Planning, Ph.D. Candidate, Present
water resource management;
Gober, P., A. J. Brazel, R. Quay, S. Myint, S. Grossman-Clarke, A. Miller and S. Rossi. 2010. Using watered landscapes to manipulate urban heat island effects: How much water will it take to cool Phoenix?. Journal of the American Planning Association 76:109-121. (link)
Gober, P., K. L. Larson, R. Quay, C. Polsky, H. Chang and V. Shandas. 2013. Why land planners and water managers don't talk to one another and why they should!. Society and Natural Resources 26:356-364.
Quay, R. 2012. Viewpoint: The brave new world of scenario planning. Planning 78:52.
Quay, R. 2010. Anticipatory governance: A tool for climate change adaptation. Journal of the American Planning Association 76:496-511.
Quay, R. 2004. Bridging the gap between ecological research and land use policy: The North Sonoran Collaboration. Urban Ecosystems 7:283-294. (link)
Quay, R. 2009. Anticipating adaptation to climate change. Practicing Planner, AICP 7.
Quay, R., K. L. Larson and D. D. White. 2013. Enhancing water sustainability through university-policy collaborations: Experiences and lessons from researchers and decision-makers. Water Resources IMPACT 15:17-19.
Quay, R. 2012. Managing water resources: The central issue for sustaining life. Pp. 87-106 In: D. Pijawka and M. A. Gromulat. eds., Understanding Sustainable Cities: Concepts, Cases, and Solutions. Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.
Quay, R. and P. Gober. 2011. A cautionary note for Sun Corridor water planners. Pp. 18 In: Watering the Sun Corridor: Managing Choices in Arizona's Megapoliton Area. Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University.
Quay, R. and K. Hutanuwatr. 2009. Visualization of sustainability indicators: A conceptual framework. Pp. 203-213 In: G. Steinebach, S. Guhathakurta and H. Hagen. eds., Visualizing Sustainable Planning. Springer.
Brazel, A., P. Gober, S. Grossman-Clarke, S. Myint, R. Quay, A. Miller, S. Rossi and S. Grimmond. 2009. Mitigating urban heat island effects with water- and energy-sensitive urban designs. Presentation on January 15, 2009 at the Eighth Symposium on the Urban Environment and 89th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Phoenix, Arizona.
Brundiers, K., G. M. Garfin, G. Basile, R. Bark and R. Quay. 2010. Moving beyond predictions: An integrative approach to downscaling and robust decision making. Presented October 15, 2010 at the International Conference on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
Clemens, J., A. Greenwade, A. Humm-Keen, D. Keen, P. Lucas, A. Miller, M. L. Nunley, R. Quay, S. Rossi and D. Vieregge. 2008. Residential water use in Phoenix: Exploring myths and realities. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)
McCartney, P., R. Quay, C. Gries, R. Schroeder, J. Hutchins, M. Zoldak, J. Zehnder, D. Mason, A. Bagley and B. Griffins. 2005. Integrating urban ecological models. Poster presented at the 19 January 2005 CAP LTER Seventh Annual Poster Symposium. International Institute for Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. (link)
Quay, R. 2002. Greater Phoenix 2100 regional atlas. Poster presented at January 17, 2002, CAP LTER Fourth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)
Quay, R. 2012. Water resources and sustainability in Phoenix. Presented on June 11th, 2012 at the National Academy of Sciences Sustainability Linkages for Urban Systems, June 11-12, 2012, Tempe, AZ.
Quay, R. 2012. Watering the Sun Corridor. Presented September 21, 2012 at the American Planning Association, Arizona Chapter State Conference, September 19-21, 2012 Flagstaff, AZ.
Quay, R. 2012. Getting to sustainable water: Complexity and uncertainty. Presented September 21, 2012 at the American Planning Association, Arizona Chapter State Conference, September 19-21, 2012 Flagstaff, AZ.
Quay, R. 2010. Anticipatory governance: A tool for climate change adaptation. Presented April 11, 2010 at the American Planning Association 2010 National Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Quay, R. 2011. Advanced scenario analysis: Tools for addressing uncertainty in regional visioning. Presented October 14, 2011 at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, 52nd Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Quay, R. 2011. Anticipatory governance: Using foresight and anticipation to plan and implement under conditions of high uncertainty. Poster presented October 13, 2011 at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, 52nd Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.
Quay, R. 2005. The future is the region: Greater Phoenix as a case example. Presented to the February 28, 2005 Albuquerque Chapter, National Association of Office and Industrial Properties, Albuquerque, NM.
Quay, R. 2005. Using scenario analysis to distill strategic concepts for public urban policy problems associated with high complexity and uncertainty. Poster presented at the March, 2005 National Planning Conference of the American Planning Association, San Francisco, CA.
Quay, R. 2005. The future is the region: Regional thinking & partnerships. Presented at the June 23, 2005 Coalition of Central New Mexico Chambers of Commerce, Albuquerque, NM.
Quay, R. 2006. Use of scenario planning to address uncertainty in water resource planning. Paper presented at the April 22-26, 2006 National Conference of the American Planning Association, San Antonio, TX.
Quay, R., K. Hutanuwatr and K. D. Pijawka. 2007. Visualization of sustainability indicators: A conceptual framework. Poster presented at the January 10, 2007 CAP LTER Ninth Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.. (link)
Quay, R., D. Sampson, D. White, C. Kirkwood and P. Gober. 2013. Using advanced scenario analysis as an anticipatory tool: Exploring the uncertainty of urban water demand and supply within central Arizona. Poster presented at the 11 January 2013, 15th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting 2013, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)
Redman, C. L., G. Gammage, N. Jones, E. Corley, J. Holway, J. Keane, S. Megdal and R. Quay. 2004. Water supply in Greater Phoenix: Improving regional decision making through university partnerships. Poster presented at the 23 February 2004 Sixth Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. (link)
Sampson, D. A. and R. Quay. 2013. Potential Central Arizona Project water shortages as influenced by climate and upper basin deilvery schedules. Poster presented at the 11 January 2013, 15th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting 2013, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)
Sampson, D. A. and R. Quay. 2013. Advanced scenario analyses and planning for future water supply challenges. Poster presented at the Water Resources Research Center 2013 Annual Conference, March 5, 2013, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ..
Sampson, D. and R. Quay. 2012. A water policy and planning model for the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Presented on September 19, 2012 at the 2012 Arizona Hydrological Society Annual Water Symposium, September 18-21, 2012, Phoenix, AZ.
Sampson, D. A. and R. Quay. 2012. A water policy and planning model for the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Poster presented December 5, 2012 at the American Geophysical Union Fall meeting, December 3-7, 2012, San Francisco, CA.
Sampson, D. A. and R. Quay. 2012. An application programmer's interface (API) to WaterSim: WaterSim 5.0. Poster presented at 13 January 2012 CAP LTER 14th Annual Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)
White, D. D., A. Wiek, L. Keeler, K. Larson, R. Quay and G. Basile. 2012. Selecting and assessing distinct scenarios for sustainable water governance strategies in Phoenix, Arizona USA. Presented June 18, 2012 at the 18th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM), June 17-22, 2012, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Withycombe Keeler, L., A. Wiek, D. White, R. Quay, G. Basile, K. Larson and K. Jung. 2012. Value based scenarios: The future of water governance and use in Central-Arizona Phoenix. Poster presented February 19, 2012 at the AAAS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, February 16-20, 2012.
Withycombe Keeler, L., A. Wiek, D. White, R. Quay and J. Quinn. 2013. Quenching our thirst: Future scenarios of water in Phoenix. Poster presented February 17, 2013 at the Decision Making Under Uncertainty (DMUU) Session of the AAAS Annual Meeting, February 14-18, 2013, Boston, MA.