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Evaluating Climate Change Adaptation in Tucson, AZ | CLIMAS

Evaluating Climate Change Adaptation in Tucson, AZ

Evaluating Climate Change Adaptation in Tucson, AZ

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This project evaluates three case studies that address present and future risks and vulnerabilities related to climate change, focusing on the consumption of and access to food, water, and energy. One case study addresses current and future food security issues among children in Tucson, Arizona. The second assesses an electric utility company’s process to ensure a reliable energy source for Tucson residents. The third case analyzes Tucson’s initiatives for implementing green infrastructure for stormwater catchment and reuse.

Importance: The climate change adaptation community has identified a need to evaluate adaptation projects to help ground adaptation in practice rather than in theory. Frameworks for evaluating adaptation are in development. This project helps inform the best practices for evaluating adaptation