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.

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Can empathy lead to better decisions in water usage?

Can empathy lead to better decisions in water usage?

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 […]

With NSF award, DCDC expands scope, impact of ASU water research

With NSF award, DCDC expands scope, impact of ASU water research

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 […]

Understanding Agricultural Vulnerability in the Southwest

Understanding Agricultural Vulnerability in the Southwest

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., […]