Upcoming Workshop: Human Challenges in Extreme Environments – Nov. 12-13, 2018

Human adaptation to extreme environments is quickly evolving as a consequence of rapid and variable global change, technology development and adoption, and ecosystem response. This workshop fosters innovative cooperation around the challenges and opportunities extreme environments pose to human systems (agricultural, energy, urban systems) and will work to devise new proposals for applied research initiatives. The two-day workshop sessions will approach different thematic challenges including:

  • Food, Water & energy “nexus”
  • Water and natural resources management
  • Sentinel territories and tipping points
  • Socio-ecological knowledge systems, biocultural landscapes

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Workshop for US-Mexico Water Resources Governance – The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy and El Colegio de Sonora partnered together to hold a two-day intensive workshop on water resource governance relations between the U.S. and Mexico at the University of Arizona. More than 80 professors, policy-makers, students, and community members attended to participate in various panels regarding the history and trajectory of environmental resource management between the two countries. Click here to learn more.


New collaborative science-policy project on global water security – Christopher Scott and Robert Varady of the AQUASEC Center of Excellence for Water Security at the University of Arizona partner with the Bristol Group for Water Research at the University of the West of England, and Monash University, South Africa on a major international collaborative project to study how increasingly scarce water threatens equity and security worldwide.  The team will devise solutions to better manage water resources with emphasis on Europe, the Persian Gulf, southern Africa and the Americas. The five-year project led by Chad Staddon of UWE has won funding of £2.58 million from The Lloyd’s Register Foundation.