Skip to Content
Decision Center for a Desert City

Decision Center for a Desert City

Decision Center for a Desert City

Transformational Solutions for Urban Water Sustainability Transitions



Research

Theorizing environmental decision making under uncertainty for urban water systems.

Partnerships

Linking science to societal impacts through stakeholder engagement activities.

Education

Educating and training a new generation of scholars through real-world sustainability research and education experiences.

WaterSim

Modeling, simulating, visualizing, and exploring alternative futures in complex social-ecological-technical systems.

DCDC News


Professor says crisis should serve as 'wakeup call'

Professor says crisis should serve as 'wakeup call'

As Cape Town, South Africa nears “Day Zero” when authorities turn off the taps — expected in the first half of April 2018 — Senior Sustainability Scientist Dave White expresses the pressing need to adapt urban water systems to stresses like climate change.

Water management in Brazil

Water management in Brazil

One of the most pressing global challenges for sustainable development in the era of the Anthropocene is freshwater management. Water is a fundamental human necessity and essential to improve social equity, promote broad economic development and protect the functioning of the earth system. That’s why ASU’s Decision Center for a Desert City collaborated with scientists, managers,...

Navigating the rapids of water management

Navigating the rapids of water management

Drawing parallels to the lessons he learned while rafting the Colorado River in 1998, Senior Sustainability Scientist Dave White – director of ASU's Decision Center for a Desert City – delivered his ideas for staying afloat in times of increasing water scarcity in a March 2017 KED Talk.