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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.


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.

Ten Across Water Summit examines pressing sustainability issues

Ten Across Water Summit examines pressing sustainability issues

Ten Across examines the U.S. Interstate 10 corridor and engages this region as a living laboratory for resilience, innovation and new narratives for the future.