The University of Arizona

Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change: Markets, Policy, Technology, and Information | CLIMAS

Adaptation to Climate Variability and Change: Markets, Policy, Technology, and Information

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This project examines different mechanisms for adapting to climate variability and change that include: (1) the use of water markets by agriculture and urban water utilities, (2) the use of weather and climate information by agricultural producers, particularly for water management decisions, (3) the adoption of improved irrigation technologies, (4) agricultural and other policy responses, and (5) the role of crop insurance and disaster payments in risk mitigation. This project includes statistical analysis of factors explaining differences in information use across farmers and ranchers and barriers to investing in water conservation.

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