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DCDC Water/Climate Briefing:
Actors, Institutions and Governance as Socioeconomic Drivers of and Constraints on Urban Water Systems Decision Making

Decision Center for a Desert City

Kelli L. Larson

  • Associate Director and IPA2 Co-Lead, Associate Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning and School of Sustainability

Amber Wutich

  • IPA 2 Co-Lead, and Associate Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Michael Hanemann

  • IPA 2 Co-Lead and Professor, W. P. Carey School of Business

Dave White

  • Moderator and Director, Decision Center for a Desert City

The Decision Center for a Desert City (DCDC) at ASU is entering its third phase of use-inspired sustainability science on decision making under climatic, biophysical, and societal uncertainties. DCDC III research will be carried out in four Integrated Project Areas (IPA).

IPA 2 seeks to understand how residents, institutions, and economic dynamics shape urban water systems and the implications for sustainability transitions by comparing the cities of Phoenix, Las Vegas, and Denver.

This comparison will include a residential survey of risk perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors.

The panel will also discuss opportunities and constraints for water sustainability under climate change and other long-term environmental risks. DCDC will explore pathways for overcoming social, political, and economic barriers to transitions.

Join the conversation!

Thursday, December 3, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.