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Climate Change Analysis for the City of Tucson
In this project, the investigator and research assistants will assist the City of Tucson and its contractors in conducting a vulnerability assessment for the community, regarding anticipated climate change impacts. We will conduct studies and deliver best estimates on: (a) projections of future climate and hydrology of the Tucson Basin; and (b) projections of future climate and hydrology of Colorado River surface water supplies that are part of Tucson Water’s water resources portfolio. We will synthesize state-of-the-art research related to: (a) Tucson energy-water nexus issues; (b) Tucson’s urban heat island; (c) risk related to selected diseases; (d) local food security; and (e) projected impacts and risks related to urban ecosystems and ecosystems surrounding the City. We will work with CLIMAS and University of Arizona investigators to synthesize research on vulnerability assessment, and adaptation-related economic research pertaining to Tucson and southern Arizona.