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The Lower San Pedro Conservation Collaborative: Stakeholder Engagement on Climate and Environmental Vulnerability | CLIMAS

The Lower San Pedro Conservation Collaborative: Stakeholder Engagement on Climate and Environmental Vulnerability

The Lower San Pedro Conservation Collaborative: Stakeholder Engagement on Climate and Environmental Vulnerability

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This project focuses on drought and climate related vulnerability in the lower San Pedro and upper Gila watersheds. It includes collaborative research and engagement with a mix of stakeholders who have a shared interest in better understanding of climate risks, and the role that drought and climate vulnerability might play in shaping future climate risks. We ask, what would a local-to-regional perspective on drought/climate vulnerability look like? How might that inform a drought early warning system? The project connects to rural questions about drought and climate vulnerability at the regional scale. These case studies illustrate the complexity of drought early warning systems, reveal the role of drought vulnerability, and connect to locally salient decisions and planning.