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DCDC Water/Climate Briefing

Decision Center for a Desert City

Lee Cronk

  • Co-Director, The Human Generosity Project
  • Professor, Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University

Athena Aktipis

  • Co-Director, The Human Generosity Project
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Arizona State University

Amber Wutich

  • Associate Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University

John T. Murphy

  • Researcher, Argonne National Laboratory
  • University of Chicago Computation Institute

Dave White

  • Moderator
  • Co-Director, Decision Center for a Desert City, Arizona State University

Humans across the world face the problem of how to mitigate risk and manage limited resources.

Sharing systems used by small-scale societies, such as the Maasai of East Africa, create networks of resource transfers that reduce the risk associated with ecological volatility and other shocks without requiring centralized control over resource distribution.

These sharing systems often use the criteria of transferring resources based on the need of the recipient.

Join us as we discuss the applications of such need-based sharing systems to large-scale systems including the water governance challenges in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

This briefing is supported in part through a partnership with The Human Generosity Project.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.