Living with Less Water

Convened by ISGP
Tucson, AZ, United States
02-20-2015 - 02-21-2015

“Living with Less Water,” a conference focused on linking scientifically credible information to the formulation and implementation of sound, effective local policies, was convened in Tucson, AZ, by ISGP and the volunteer Tucson Working Group on Feb. 20 to 21, 2015.  This  conference, which was free and open to the public and press by invitation, was the first to be convened in the ISGP Climate Change Arctic Program (ICCAP) conference series.  Living with Less Water  engaged some 120 participants from  Tucson and Southern Arizona communities in debates and caucus discussions concerning the water needs of regional communities in the face of the Southwest drought, with a focus on ways that individuals and their communities might mitigate and adapt in response to these concerns.

 

Policy Position papers

ISGP Podcast: All About That Basin

Dr. Sharon Megdal
    The Colorado River Basin has made efforts in water management that could be applicable to other parts of the world facing a water-...

Water Resource Management Challenges in a Time of Changing Climate

Dr. Sharon Megdal
Water is scarce relative to demand in Arizona and the Colorado River Basin. Despite 14 years of drought, the likes of which have not been seen...

ISGP Podcast: Lost in Translation


Why do climate science and communication seem to be in a constant battle with one another? Climate-model uncertainty is part of the reason, posing a s...

Living with Less Water

Conference Report:
The contents of this report were taken from material presented at a conference convened in Tucson, Arizona, by the Institute on Science for Global Pol...

Droughts Challenge Water Resource Management and Policy

Elaine Wheaton, M.Sc.
Droughts are among the world’s worst hazards and pose serious threats and immense challenges to many people, the economy, and the environment. Major...

From Global Climate Projections to Regional Planning: Matching What Science Can Supply With Decision Maker Demands

Keith W. Dixon, M.S.
Access to high-quality and comprehensible climate information is key if policy makers are to make well-informed decisions on a range of topics. When c...

Water Resource Management Challenges in a Time of Changing Climate

Sharon B. Megdal, Ph.D.
Water is scarce relative to demand in Arizona and the Colorado River Basin. Despite 14 years of drought, the likes of which have not been seen for ove...