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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



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


Teaching water lessons on Main Streets across America

Teaching water lessons on Main Streets across America

Among the exhibits traveling to small towns throughout the United States with the Smithsonian Institution's "Museum on Main Street" is WaterSim – an interactive water management tool developed by researchers at ASU's Decision Center for a Desert City.

WaterSim debuts at largest science festival in US

WaterSim debuts at largest science festival in US

ASU's Decision Center for a Desert City was one of only 30 NSF-funded projects invited to represent the organization at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., where the DCDC team introduced attendees to its water supply and demand simulation tool – WaterSim.

Status of sustainability in the Colorado River Basin

Status of sustainability in the Colorado River Basin

At an annual keynote hosted by Decision Center for a Desert City, the directors of the Colorado Water Conservation Board and Arizona Department of Water Resources agreed that the ample water supply in the two states is the result of careful planning and conservation, and should not be taken for granted.