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Christopher Kuzdas

Christopher Kuzdas

PhD, 2014, School of Sustainability

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502


  • PhD, 2014, School of Sustainability


  • PhD, Sustainability, Arizona State University, 2014
  • MPA, Arizona State University, 2009
  • BAS, Arizona State University, 2006


Journal Articles


Warner, B. P., D. L. Childers, C. Kuzdas and G. Stocks. 2018. Smallholder adaptation to drought in Costa Rica's crony capitalist rice economy. Development and Change 49(6):1392-1421. DOI: 10.1111/dech.12420. (link )


Kuzdas, C., B. P. Warner, A. D. Wiek, R. Vignola, M. Yglesias and D. L. Childers. 2016. Sustainability assessment of water governance alternatives-The case of Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Sustainability Science 11(2):231-247. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-015-0324-6. (link )


Kuzdas, C., A. D. Wiek, B. P. Warner, R. Vignola and R. Morataya. 2015. Integrated and participatory analysis of water governance regimes: The case of the Costa Rican dry tropics. World Development (66):254-268. (link )


Kuzdas, C. and A. D. Wiek. 2014. Governance scenarios for addressing water conflicts and climate change impacts. Environmental Science & Policy (42):181-196. (link )

Kuzdas, C., A. Wiek, B. Warner, R. Vignola and R. Morataya. 2014. Sustainability appraisal of water governance regimes – The case of Guanacaste, Costa Rica.. Environmental Management 54(2):205-222. DOI: 10.1007/s00267-014-0292-0. (link )


Kuzdas, C., M. Yglesias and B. P. Warner. 2013. Governing Costa Rica's water resources. Solutions Journal 4(4):. (link )

Book Chapters


Wiek, A. D., C. Kuzdas, R. W. Foley, L. Withycombe Keeler, N. Forrest and B. Kay. 2017. Sustainability assessments designed for multiple functions: Five cases about water resources, nanotechnologies and communities. Pp. 127-145 In: Gibson, R. ed., Sustainability Assessment: Applications and Opportunities. Routledge. ISBN: 978-1138802742.


Wiek, A. D., M. J. Bernstein, R. W. Foley, M. C. Cohen, N. Forrest, C. Kuzdas, B. Kay and L. Withycombe Keeler. 2016. Operationalizing competencies in higher education for sustainable development. Pp. 241-260 In: Barth, M., G. Michelsen, M. Rieckmann and I. Thomas eds., Routledge Handbook of Higher Education for Sustainable Development. Routledge. London and New York. ISBN: 9780415727303.



Welsch, M., C. Kuzdas and K. Lawless. 2017. Exploring Water Exchanges in Central Arizona. Poster presented at the 2017 DCDC Poster Symposium, April 24, 2017, Tempe, AZ.


Foley, R. W., C. Kuzdas, B. P. Warner, L. Withycombe Keeler, D. M. Iwaniec and A. D. Wiek. 2012. Designing sustainable governance: Cross-domain comparison and evaluation. Poster presented at the 19-22 February 2012 3rd Annual International Conference on Sustainability Science, Tempe, AZ.


Warner, B. P. and C. Kuzdas. 2010. Measuring urban vulnerability using a model of ecological resilience: An assessment methodology. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. Poster presented at the January 14, 2010 12th Annual Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Poster Symposium, Global Institute of Sustainability.



Kuzdas, C., M. Yglesias, A. D. Wiek, B. P. Warner, R. Vignola and R. Morataya. 2012. Final Report: Sustainability Evaulation of Water Systems and Regional Water Management in the Portrero, Caimital, and Upper Nosara Watersheds. Comision para le Manejo de las Sub-cuencas Potrero y Caimital.

Organization for Tropical Studies Research Fellowship, 2010

Graduate Professional Student Association Research Grant, 2011

Decision, Risk, and Management Science Dissertation Improvement Grant, National Science Foundation, 2012