Transformational Solutions for Urban Water Sustainability Transitions
Theorizing environmental decision making under uncertainty for urban water systems.
Linking science to societal impacts through stakeholder engagement activities.
As the climate in the Southwest becomes hotter and drier, water will become an ever more precious resource, demanded by people with competing interests. Ranchers and farmers could see their livelihoods threatened by urban areas that scoop up more water as their populations swell. Shrinking lakes could mean fewer tourists and loss of jobs. So […]
In the grips of long-term drought, the Colorado River Basin and the cities that rely on its water face unprecedented challenges and significant uncertainty with a warming climate and large-scale land-use change. They are developing new water-resource policies for a future of increasing uncertainty. Now, water managers and decision makers of cities of the Colorado […]
In the Southwestern United States, the agricultural sector has historically been the largest single demand for water and energy. Agriculture is vulnerable to climate change because of the direct dependence of farm production on rainfall, streamflow, and snowpack. In central Arizona and elsewhere in the West, irrigation and large-scale water storage and conveyance infrastructure (e.g., […]