October 6, 2016
To capture the breadth of work ASU is doing with regard to water in the arid West, ASU Now divided its recent in-depth coverage into three thematic parts: the current situation and how we got here; science and research; and law, policy and challenges.
The series tackles a myriad of subjects, from the dropping levels of water in Lake Mead and the societal changes that mandates, to the merits and pitfalls of measures like desalination and reclaimed water. Along the way, the series features the expertise and research of numerous sustainability scientists and scholars, as well as ASU Wrigley Institute units like the Central Arizona–Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research program and Decision Center for a Desert City.
The series concludes with a quote from sustainability scientist and hydrologist Enrique Vivoni, who says, “A place like the Global Institute of Sustainability and DCDC help to serve as a glue for all of us, so that our efforts are bigger than just one professor’s efforts. I think we’re starting to make inroads in increasing our reputation, and attracting great students and doing interesting projects and generating a niche that we can become world leaders in.”