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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.


How NAFTA is affecting the long-term viability of Mexico's water supply

How NAFTA is affecting the long-term viability of Mexico's water supply

Red-tailed hawks can live to be up to 20 years old. If a fledging had caught a thermal in 1994 and spent the next two decades aloft above the U.S.-Mexico border, it would have witnessed some startling changes: Mexican border cities like Ciudad Juarez and Tijuana ballooning as thousands streamed north to work in maquiladora factories,...

Sustainability master's student wins water research award from Central Arizona Project

Sustainability master's student wins water research award from Central Arizona Project

Veronica Horvath, an Arizona State University Master of Science in sustainability student and Decision Center for a Desert City research assistant, is a first place awardee of the 2018 Central Arizona Project Award for outstanding water research. This is the first time a DCDC research assistant has won this award. Horvath presented her work at...

ASU students study wildlife in Okavango Delta

ASU students study wildlife in Okavango Delta

Six Arizona State University students spent 10 days in the Okavango Delta in Botswana, one of the most remote places on Earth, studying a critically important ecosystem with some of the top experts in the world. The study abroad trip is a new project of the PLuS Alliance, the two-year-old partnership among ASU, King’s College London...