Ray Quay

  • Research Professional, Decision Center for a Desert City, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

Decision Center for a Desert City
Arizona State University
PO Box 878209
Tempe, AZ 85287-8209
480-965-4394
Email: Ray.Quay@asu.edu

Biography

Ray Quay is currently a Research Professional with the Decision Center for a Desert City project in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University where he is involved in research on water resources, climate change, urban heat island, regional growth policy issues and scenario analysis.  Previously he was the Assistant Director of Water Services for the City of Phoenix and also served as the Assistant Director of Planning for Phoenix, the Assistant Director of Planning for Arlington Texas, the Director of planning for Galveston Texas, and a research associate at the Rice Center in Houston Texas.  He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners and has authored numerous books and articles related to urban planning and water resources including coauthoring Master Change with Bruce McClendon,  editor of The Greater Phoenix Regional Atlas: A Preview of the Region’s 50 Year Future, and recently “Managing Water Resources, The Central Issue for Sustaining Life” in Understanding Sustainable Cities, “Anticipatory Governance: A Tool for Climate Change Adaptation” and co-authoring of Opening Access to Scenario Planning Tools.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor University, a Master of Science degree from University of Texas at Austin, and a PhD in Environmental Planning and Design at Arizona State University.

Expertise

water resource management; climate change adaptation; water resource planning; growth management

Education

PhD, Environmental Design and Planning, Arizona State University, 2011

MS, Community and Regional Planning, University of Texas, 1978

BS, Biology and Environmental Studies, Baylor University, 1976

Journal Articles

2015

Middel, A., N. Chhetri and R. Quay. 2015. Urban forestry and cool roofs: Assessment of heat mitigation strategies in Phoenix residential neighborhoods. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 14(1):178-186. DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2014.09.010. (link)

Quay, R. 2015. Planning for demand uncertainty in integrated water resource planning. Journal – American Water Works Association (JAWWA) 107(2):32-41.

2013

Gober, P., K. L. Larson, R. Quay, C. Polsky, H. Chang and V. Shandas. 2013. Why land planners and water managers don't talk to one another and why they should!. Society and Natural Resources 26(3):356-364. DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2012.713448.

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Books

2013

McClendon, B., M. Birch and R. Quay. 2013. Customer Service.Gov: Technology Tools and Customer Service Principles for Innovative and Entrepreneurial Government. Citygate Press. Folsom, California.

2012

Holway, J. M., C. J. Gabbe, F. Hebbert, J. Lally, R. Matthews and R. Quay. 2012. Opening access to scenario planning tools. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Cambridge, MA.

1988

McClendon, B. W. and R. Quay. 1988. Mastering Change: Winning strategies for Effective Urban Planning. American Planning Association (Planners Press).

Book Chapters

In Press

Gober, P. and R. Quay. In Press. Harnessing urban water demand: The challenges ahead. In: Seto, K. C. and W. Solecki eds., Handbook on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change. Routledge.

2015

Quay, R. 2015. Managing water and its use: The central issue for sustaining human settlements. Pp. Chapter 10 In: Pijawka, D. ed., Sustainability in the 21st Century: Pathways, Programs, and Policies. Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.

2014

Gober, P., D. D. White, R. Quay, D. A. Sampson and C. W. Kirkwood. 2014. Socio-hydrology modelling for an uncertain future, with examples from the USA and Canada. In: Riddick, A. T., H. Kessler and J. R. Giles eds., Integrated Environmental Modelling to Solve Real World Problems: Methods, Vision and Challenges. Vol 408. The Geological Society of London. DOI: 10.1144/SP408.2. (link)

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Posters

2015

Quay, R. 2015. Using exploratory scenario analysis for water resource planning under conditions of high uncertainty. Poster presented at the American Water Works Association Sustainable Water Management Conference, March 15-18, 2015, Portland, OR.

Sampson, D. A., R. Quay and D. D. White. 2015. A browser interface to WaterSim 5. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual CAP LTER All Scientists Meeting and Poster Symposium, 16 January 2015, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

2014

Sampson, D. A., R. Quay, D. D. White and P. Gober. 2014. WaterSim: a brief history. Poster presented at the Water Resources Research Center 2014 Annual Conference: Closing the Gap Between Water Supply and Demand, April 8, 2014, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

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Presentations

2015

Quay, R. 2015. Anticipatory demand planning—Planning for the future of water demand: A new approach. Presentation at the American Water Works Association Sustainable Water Management Conference, March 15-18, 2015, Portland, OR.

Quay, R. 2015. Uncertainty and water demand planning: An anticipatory approach. Presentation at the American Water Works Association Sustainable Water Management Conference, March 15-18, 2015, Portland, OR.

Quay, R., D. D. White and D. A. Sampson. 2015. Exploring water complexity and uncertainty with practitioners and the public using WaterSim. Presentation at the CLIMAS Colloquium Series, February 26, 2015, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

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Reports

2013

Middel, A., R. Quay and D. D. White. 2013. Water reuse in central Arizona. Decision Center for a Desert City, Arizona State University. Technical Report 13-01.

Thesis (PHD)

2011

Quay, R. 2011. Advanced scenario analysis: Tools for enhancing social resiliency - evaluating advanced scenario analysis in regional growth visioning. Arizona State University. PhD Dissertation defended November 16, 2011. Committee members David Pijawka (chair), Ralph (Rick) Shangraw, and Jim Holway. (link)

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