The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy
Established in 1987 at the University of Arizona, the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy sponsors policy-relevant, interdisciplinary research and forums that link scholarship and education with decision-making. Being located in the beautiful and social-ecological diverse Sonoran Desert, the Center specializes on issues concerning: (a) Environmental Policy, particularly in the U.S.- Mexico transboundary region, (b) Immigration Policy of the United States, and (c) Indigenous Nations Policy.
The Environmental Policy program at the Udall Center directly manages and is involved in several projects regarding water security in the arid Americas, adaptive capacity for water management, global water initiatives, transboundary aquifers, the water-energy-food nexus, water reuse alternatives and optimization, and issues related to ecological conservation and biodiversity in the border region. In particular, Research Professor of Water Policy Christopher A. Scott, Udall Center Interim Director and Director of the Environmental Policy Program Robert G. Varady, and colleagues have pursued multiple regional, national, and international endeavors to generate cooperative science and policy dialogues, and to enhance understanding of water issues.
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