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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



Theorizing environmental decision making under uncertainty for urban water systems.

Linking science to societal impacts through stakeholder engagement activities.

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

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


New paper: Modest water policy implementation could offset 30 percent of outdoor demand

New paper: Modest water policy implementation could offset 30 percent of outdoor demand

A new paper in Sustainability Science finds that the use of alternative water supplies, such as rainwater harvesting and greywater use, could offset up to 30 percent of total outdoor water demand for the Phoenix Metropolitan Area under modest implantation of these policies.

Gober retires from ASU, establishes student water prize

Gober retires from ASU, establishes student water prize

Over the course of her tenure at ASU, Gober held a range of appointments including chair of the Department of Geography and founding director of the Decision Center for a Desert City.

ASU awarded NASA grant for study on Colorado River water

ASU awarded NASA grant for study on Colorado River water

A team led by Sustainability Scientist Enrique Vivoni has received $1 million from NASA’s Earth Science Division to provide long-range scenarios for water management for the Colorado River Basin.