DCDC Water/Climate Briefing:
Actors, Institutions and Governance as Socioeconomic Drivers of and Constraints on Urban Water Systems Decision Making
Kelli L. Larson
- Associate Director and IPA2 Co-Lead, Associate Professor, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning and School of Sustainability
- IPA 2 Co-Lead, and Associate Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change
- IPA 2 Co-Lead and Professor, W. P. Carey School of Business
- 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!
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.