Ray Quay

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

Ray.Quay@asu.edu
480-965-4394

Decision Center for a Desert City
Arizona State University
PO Box 878209
Tempe, AZ 85287-8209

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.

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.

Sampson, D. A., R. Quay and D. D. White. 2015. Anticipatory modeling for water supply sustainability in Phoenix, Arizona. Environmental Science and Policy DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2015.08.014.

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.

Quay, R., K. L. Larson and D. D. White. 2013. Enhancing water sustainability through university-policy collaborations: Experiences and lessons from researchers and decision-makers. Water Resources IMPACT 15(2):17-19.

2012

Quay, R. 2012. Viewpoint: The brave new world of scenario planning. Planning 78(9):52.

2010

Gober, P., A. J. Brazel, R. Quay, S. W. Myint, S. Grossman-Clarke, A. Miller and S. Rossi. 2010. Using watered landscapes to manipulate urban heat island effects: How much water will it take to cool Phoenix?. Journal of the American Planning Association 76(1):109-121. (link)

Quay, R. 2010. Anticipatory governance: A tool for climate change adaptation. Journal of the American Planning Association 76(4):496-511. DOI: 10.1080/01944363.2010.508428.

2009

Quay, R. 2009. Anticipating adaptation to climate change. Practicing Planner, AICP 7(2):.

2004

Quay, R. 2004. Bridging the gap between ecological research and land use policy: The North Sonoran Collaboration. Urban Ecosystems 7(3):283-294. (link)

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. 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)

2012

Quay, R. 2012. Managing water resources: The central issue for sustaining life. Pp. 87-106 In: Pijawka, K. and M. A. Gromulat eds., Understanding Sustainable Cities: Concepts, Cases, and Solutions. Kendall Hunt Publishing Company.

2011

Quay, R. and P. Gober. 2011. A cautionary note for Sun Corridor water planners. Pp. 18 Watering the Sun Corridor: Managing Choices in Arizona's Megapoliton Area. Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University.

2009

Quay, R. and K. Hutanuwatr. 2009. Visualization of sustainability indicators: A conceptual framework. Pp. 203-213 In: Steinebach, G., S. Guhathakurta and H. Hagen eds., Visualizing Sustainable Planning. Springer-Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-88203-9_13.

1996

Quay, R. 1996. Helping customers solve their problems. Pp. 237-251 In: McClendon, B. and A. J. Catanese eds., Planners on Planning: Leading Planners Offer Real-Life Lessons on What Works, What Doesn't, and Why. Jossey-Bass.

Posters

2015

Castañeda, J., D. Sversvold and R. Quay. 2015. Factors affecting water use in sparse landscapes. Poster presented at the Decision Center for a Desert City Annual Poster Symposium, April 27, 2015, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

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.

Sampson, D. A., R. Quay, D. D. White and P. Gober. 2014. WaterSim: A brief history. Poster presented at the 16th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientists Meeting, January 17, 2014, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

Umaretiya, A., S. Waters and R. Quay. 2014. Calculating gallons of water saved by implementing low-water use practices in Maricopa County. Poster presented at the Decision Center for a Desert City Annual Poster Symposium, April 28, 2014, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Withycombe Keeler, L., A. Wiek, D. White, R. Quay and D. Sampson. 2014. Linking stakeholder survey, scenario construction, and simulation modeling to explore long-term impacts of regional water governance regimes. Poster presented at the Decision Center for a Desert City Annual Poster Symposium, April 28, 2014, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2013

Berg, C., M. Holmes and R. Quay. 2013. Analysis of water consumption trends in the City of Goodyear. Poster presented on May 1, 2013 at the Decision Center for a Desert City Annual Poster Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Kohlwey, S., B. Draper, C. Moore and R. Quay. 2013. Criteria-based risk assessment for sustainable water quality in municipal wells. Poster presented on May 1, 2013 at the Decision Center for a Desert City Annual Poster Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Quay, R., G. M. Garfin, F. Dominguez, K. K. Hirschboeck, C. A. Woodhouse, Z. Guido and D. D. White. 2013. Climate change extreme events: Meeting the information needs of water resource managers. Poster presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 9-13, 2013, San Francisco, CA.

Quay, R., D. A. Sampson, D. D. White, C. W. Kirkwood and P. Gober. 2013. Using advanced scenario analysis as an anticipatory tool: Exploring the uncertainty of urban water demand and supply within central Arizona. Poster presented at the 11 January 2013, 15th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting 2013, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

Sampson, D. A. and R. Quay. 2013. Advanced scenario analyses and planning for future water supply challenges. Poster presented at the Water Resources Research Center 2013 Annual Conference, March 5, 2013, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Sampson, D. A. and R. Quay. 2013. Potential Central Arizona Project water shortages as influenced by climate and upper basin deilvery schedules. Poster presented at the 11 January 2013, 15th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting 2013, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link)

Sampson, D. A., R. Quay, D. D. White, P. Gober and C. W. Kirkwood. 2013. Anticipatory water management in Phoenix using advanced scenario planning and analyses: WaterSim 5. Poster presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 9-13, 2013, San Francisco, CA.

Withycombe Keeler, L., A. D. Wiek, D. D. White, R. Quay and J. Quinn. 2013. Quenching our thirst: Future scenarios of water in Phoenix. Poster presented February 17, 2013 at the Decision Making Under Uncertainty (DMUU) Session of the AAAS Annual Meeting, February 14-18, 2013, Boston, MA.

Withycombe Keeler, L., A. D. Wiek, D. D. White, R. Quay, D. A. Sampson and J. Quinn. 2013. Quenching our thirst: Future scenarios of water in Phoenix. Poster presented on May 1, 2013 at the Decision Center for a Desert City Annual Poster Symposium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Withycombe Keeler, L., A. Wiek, D. D. White, R. Quay, D. A. Sampson and J. Quinn. 2013. Quenching our thirst: Future scenarios of water in Phoenix. Poster presented at the Adapting to a Water-Stressed West, American Association for the Advancement of Science Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Division (AAAS-SWARM) Water Forum, November 4, 2013, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

2012

Sampson, D. A. and R. Quay. 2012. A water policy and planning model for the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Poster presented December 5, 2012 at the American Geophysical Union Fall meeting, December 3-7, 2012, San Francisco, CA.

Sampson, D. A. and R. Quay. 2012. An application programmer’s interface (API) to WaterSim: WaterSim 5.0. Poster presented at 13 January 2012 CAP LTER 14th Annual Poster Symposium and All Scientist Meeting, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)

Withycombe Keeler, L., A. D. Wiek, D. D. White, R. Quay, G. Basile, K. L. Larson and K. Jung. 2012. Value based scenarios: The future of water governance and use in Central Arizona-Phoenix. Poster presented February 19, 2012 at the AAAS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, February 16-20, 2012.

2011

Quay, R. 2011. Anticipatory governance: Using foresight and anticipation to plan and implement under conditions of high uncertainty. Poster presented October 13, 2011 at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, 52nd Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

2008

Clemens, J., A. Greenwade, A. Humm-Keen, D. Keen, P. Lucas, A. Miller, M. L. Nunley, R. Quay, S. Rossi and D. Vieregge. 2008. Residential water use in Phoenix: Exploring myths and realities. Poster presented at 10 January 2008 CAP LTER 10th Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)

2007

Quay, R., K. Hutanuwatr and K. Pijawka. 2007. Visualization of sustainability indicators: A conceptual framework. Poster presented at the January 10, 2007 CAP LTER Ninth Annual Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.. (link)

2005

McCartney, P. H., R. Quay, C. Gries, R. T. Schroeder, J. Hutchins, M. A. Zoldak, J. A. Zehnder, D. Mason, A. Bagley and B. Griffins. 2005. Integrating urban ecological models. Poster presented at the 19 January 2005 CAP LTER Seventh Annual Poster Symposium. International Institute for Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. (link)

Quay, R. 2005. Using scenario analysis to distill strategic concepts for public urban policy problems associated with high complexity and uncertainty. Poster presented at the March, 2005 National Planning Conference of the American Planning Association, San Francisco, CA.

2004

Redman, C. L., G. Gammage, N. S. Jones, E. A. Corley, J. M. Holway, J. Keane, S. Megdal and R. Quay. 2004. Water supply in Greater Phoenix: Improving regional decision making through university partnerships. Poster presented at the 23 February 2004 Sixth Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. (link)

2002

Quay, R. 2002. Greater Phoenix 2100 regional atlas. Poster presented at January 17, 2002, CAP LTER Fourth Annual Poster Symposium, Center for Environmental Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. (link)

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.

Sampson, D. A. and R. Quay. 2015. A framework and browser interface to WaterSim 5, a Water Policy and Management Model for the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Presentation at the The 31st Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies, 95th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), January 4-8, 2015, Phoenix, AZ.

2014

Quay, R. 2014. Anticipating the future of water demand: A new approach. Presentation at the 2014 AIPG/AHS National Conference, Water and Rocks: The Foundations of Life, September 13-16, 2014, Prescott, AZ.

Quay, R. 2014. Anticipatory governance: A framework for resilience planning. Presentation at the Resilient Cities and Regions: The 24th Annual Lake Arrowhead Symposium on the Transportation – Land Use – Environment Connection, October 19-21, 2014, Lake Arrowhead, CA.

Quay, R. 2014. Anticipatory governance: Framework for planning under high uncertainty. Presentation at the Hawaii Congress of Planning Officials (HCPO) 2014, September 10-12, 2014, Lahaina, HI.

Quay, R. 2014. DEEP DIVE: Exploratory scenario planning. Presentation at the Hawaii Congress of Planning Officials (HCPO) 2014, September 10-12, 2014, Lahaina, HI.

Quay, R. 2014. Exploratory scenario planning and emerging tools. Presentation at the American Planning Association’s 2014 National Planning Conference, April 26-30, 2014, Atlanta, GA.

Quay, R. 2014. Fire, post-fire flooding and extreme precipitation: Management perspective, risks to urban areas, values at risk, costs. Presentation at the Managing for Future Risks of Fire, Post-fire Flooding, and Extreme Precipitation Workshop, September 22-23, 2014, Las Vegas, NV.

Quay, R. 2014. Perspectives on management: Anticipatory planning. Presentation at the Managing for Future Risks of Fire, Post-fire Flooding, and Extreme Precipitation Workshop, September 22-23, 2014, Las Vegas, NV.

Quay, R., G. M. Garfin, F. Dominguez, C. A. Woodhouse, K. K. Hirschboeck and Z. Guido. 2014. Climate change extreme events: Meeting the information needs of water resource managers. Presentation at the Conference on Hydrology, American Meteorological Society 94th Annual Meeting, February 2-6, 2014, Atlanta, GA.

Quay, R. and D. A. Sampson. 2014. Anticipatory water management in Phoenix using advanced scenario analyses: Watersim 5. Presentation at the AZ Water Association’s 87th Annual Conference & Exposition: Public Investment in Water for a Strong Economy and Healthy Communities, May 7-9, 2014, Glendale, AZ.

White, D. D., L. Withycombe Keeler, A. Wiek, K. L. Larson, D. A. Sampson and R. Quay. 2014. Linking stakeholder engagement, scenario analysis, and simulation modeling to explore the long-term impacts of regional water governance regimes. Presentation at the Environmental Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory, May 19, 2014, Lemont, IL.

2013

Krahe, J., C. Polsky, R. Quay and P. Johnston. 2013. Understanding residential water use: The influence of weather, lawn size, and price. Paper presented April 13, 2013 at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, April 9-13, 2013, Los Angeles, CA.

Quay, R. 2013. Anticipatory governance: A new paradigm for planning under uncertainty. Presentation at the American Planning Association Washington chapter 2013 Annual Conference: Wicked Problems, Smart Solutions, October 2-3, 2013, Bellevue, WA.

Quay, R. 2013. Making climate adaptation a priority. Presentation at the The 2013 Washington Youth Summit on Climate Change, October 1, 2013, Bellevue, WA.

Quay, R. 2013. Uncertainty within water demand. Presented May 3, 2013 at the AZ Water Association’s 86th Annual Conference & Exposition; Sustainable Water, Sustainable Arizona, May 1-3, 2013, Glendale, AZ.

Sabo, J. L., R. Quay and D. D. White. 2013. Outcomes of the ASU "Frontiers in Water Reuse Workshop". Presented by Dave White at Arizona Water Reuse 2013, July 15-16, 2013, Flagstaff, Arizona.

Sampson, D. A., R. Quay and M. J. Lacey. 2013. A dynamic, georeferenced, data management interface to link MODFLOW with an urban water policy and management model. Presented June 3, 2013 at MODFLOW and More 2013: Translating Science into Practice, June 2-5, 2013, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO.

White, D. D., P. Gober, D. A. Sampson, R. Quay and C. W. Kirkwood. 2013. Socio-hydrology modelling for an uncertain future, with examples from the USA and Canada. Presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 9-13, 2013, San Francisco, CA.

White, D. D., R. Quay, D. B. Ferguson, J. L. Buizer, Z. Guido and N. Chhetri. 2013. Linking climate change science and adaptation policy at the community scale through anticipatory governance: A review of concepts with application to Arizona communities. Presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 9-13, 2013, San Francisco, CA.

2012

Quay, R. 2012. Advancing scenario planning tools. Panel member at the American Planning Association National Planning Conference, April 16, 2012, Los Angeles, CA.

Quay, R. 2012. Anticipatory governance. Presented February, 27, 2012 to Pima Association of Governments Watershed Planning Subcommittee, Tucson, AZ.

Quay, R. 2012. Anticipatory governance and land use change models. Presented February 15, 2012 at National Research Council Land Use Change Models Workshop, Chapel Hill, NC.

Quay, R. 2012. Climate change and outdoor water use. Presented March 23, 2012 at Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS) 2012 Spring Regional Seminar and Site Visit, Tempe, AZ.

Quay, R. 2012. Getting to sustainable water: Complexity and uncertainty. Presented September 21, 2012 at the American Planning Association, Arizona Chapter State Conference, September 19-21, 2012 Flagstaff, AZ.

Quay, R. 2012. Making Sense of Place – Phoenix: The Urban Desert (film screening). Panel member for discussion following the film at Phoenix Urban Research Laboratory Film Series, April 10, 2012, Phoenix, AZ.

Quay, R. 2012. Phoenix Region emerging water issues. Presented on June 1, 2012 at the State Bar Land Use Update, Scottsdale, AZ.

Quay, R. 2012. Planning with uncertainty: Moving from complex to simple. Presented on April 11, 2012 at the NEURUS-ICURD Workshop and Seminar, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Quay, R. 2012. Water resources and sustainability in Phoenix. Presented on June 11th, 2012 at the National Academy of Sciences Sustainability Linkages for Urban Systems, June 11-12, 2012, Tempe, AZ.

Quay, R. 2012. Watering the Sun Corridor. Presented September 21, 2012 at the American Planning Association, Arizona Chapter State Conference, September 19-21, 2012 Flagstaff, AZ.

Quay, R. and D. A. Sampson. 2012. WaterSim: Water supply demand model for Central Arizona. Presented May 10, 2012 as a Brown Bag lecture to the Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Quay, R. and D. A. Sampson. 2012. WaterSim: Water supply demand model for Central Arizona. Presented April 11, 2012 as a Brown Bag lecture to the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Sampson, D. A. and R. Quay. 2012. A water policy and planning model for the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Presented on September 19, 2012 at the 2012 Arizona Hydrological Society Annual Water Symposium, September 18-21, 2012, Phoenix, AZ.

White, D. D., A. D. Wiek, L. Withycombe Keeler, K. L. Larson, R. Quay and G. Basile. 2012. Selecting and assessing distinct scenarios for sustainable water governance strategies in Phoenix, Arizona USA. Presented June 18, 2012 at the 18th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM), June 17-22, 2012, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

2011

Quay, R. 2011. Advanced scenario analysis: Tools for addressing uncertainty in regional visioning. Presented October 14, 2011 at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, 52nd Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Quay, R. 2011. Challenges to traditional water planning practices: Water, uncertainty, and planners. Presented September 30, 2011 at the Annual Conference of the Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association, Tucson AZ.

Quay, R. 2011. Indoor and outdoor water use, a new perspective. Presented June 21, 2011 to the Arizona Municipal Water Utilities Association, Joint Meeting of the Conservation Committee and Water Resource Advisors Group, Phoenix, AZ.

Quay, R. 2011. Outdoor water use: Key factor for impact of climate change. Presented November 4, 2011 at Interactions Between Land and Water Resources: Implications and Planning Initiatives for Urban Sustainability in Metropolitan Portland. Sponsored by NOAA, Portland State University, and DCDC, ASU; Portland State University.

Quay, R. 2011. Resilience of the regional water system in the Southwestern US: What are we doing to ensure resilience and where are we vulnerable?. Panel member March 14, 2011 at Resilience 2011—Resilience, Innovation, and Sustainability: Navigating the Complexities of Global Change, Second International Science and Policy Conference, Tempe, AZ.

Quay, R. 2011. Roundtable: Has Reality Check(™) improved regional planning. Panel member at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, 52nd Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 13, 2011.

Quay, R. 2011. The science and policy of sustainable water resource management in Central Arizona. Presented January 12, 2011 at the 2nd International Congress on Sustainability Science and Engineering, Tucson, Arizona.

Quay, R. 2011. Water and the challenge of uncertainty. Presented November 17, 2011 at the Water Log Conference Talks on Water and Time, Public Forum on the History of the Canals and the Future of Water in the Valley, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Quay, R. 2011. Watering the Sun Corridor: Managing choices. Presented October 11, 2011 to the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Water Quality Committee, Phoenix, AZ.

Quay, R. 2011. WaterSim: Water in a desert metropolis. Presented April 15, 2011 as part of the Annual Conference of the American Society for Environmental History, History and Sustainability: Stories of Progress, Hubris, Decline, and Resilience, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Quay, R. 2011. Will Arizona’s climate change leave us thirsty?. Presented October 21, 2011 at the Science Café, The Center for Nanotechnology in Society and the Arizona Science Center, Phoenix AZ.

2010

Brundiers, K., G. M. Garfin, G. Basile, R. Bark and R. Quay. 2010. Moving beyond predictions: An integrative approach to downscaling and robust decision making. Presented October 15, 2010 at the International Conference on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Quay, R. 2010. Anticipatory governance: A new model for social resiliency. Presented October 18, 2010 at the Global Land Project (GLP) Open Science Meeting 2010. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.

Quay, R. 2010. Anticipatory governance: A tool for climate change adaptation. Presented April 11, 2010 at the American Planning Association 2010 National Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Quay, R. 2010. Phoenix: What is the impact of water conservation on utility finances?. Presented December 7, 2010 as a Water Usage Trends Webcast for the Water Resource Foundation.

2009

Brazel, A. J., P. Gober, S. Grossman-Clarke, S. W. Myint, R. Quay, A. Miller, S. Rossi and S. Grimmond. 2009. Mitigating urban heat island effects with water- and energy-sensitive urban designs. Phoenix, AZ. Presentation on January 15, 2009 at the Eighth Symposium on the Urban Environment and 89th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Phoenix, Arizona.

Quay, R. 2009. Getting real about adapting to climate change in Arizona. State. Conference Arizona Chapter of American Planning Association, Prescott Valley AZ. Oct 15, 2009.

2006

Quay, R. 2006. Use of scenario planning to address uncertainty in water resource planning. Paper presented at the April 22-26, 2006 National Conference of the American Planning Association, San Antonio, TX.

2005

Quay, R. 2005. The future is the region: Greater Phoenix as a case example. Presented to the February 28, 2005 Albuquerque Chapter, National Association of Office and Industrial Properties, Albuquerque, NM.

Quay, R. 2005. The future is the region: Regional thinking & partnerships. Presented at the June 23, 2005 Coalition of Central New Mexico Chambers of Commerce, Albuquerque, NM.

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)