Planning to meet water demands in semi-arid regions is particularly challenging for groundwater dependent communities where aquifers are being replenished by intermittent streamflow events. Projected and observed climatic changes for the Southwest increase uncertainties. The proposed project employs a novel modeling framework and extensive stakeholder interactions to achieve the following three objectives: (1) Address climate uncertainties with a sophisticated modeling framework; (2) Increase stakeholder capacity to adapt water planning and management to future climate uncertainties; and (3) Establish the transferability of the modeling framework and capacity building approach. More>>
Ultralight photograph of the Santa Cruz River facing northwest over the northern portion of Rio Rico. (background: Tumacácori Mountains)
This work is funded under a grant from the Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Program Office. The views expressed represent those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of NOAA.