Projects

2013-16 Strengthening Resilience of Andean River-Basin Headwaters (C. Scott, PI, 20%). $66,447 supplement recommended for funding (Feb. 2013), National Science Foundation, Coupled Natural-Human Systems.

2012-2017 Innovative Science and Influential Policy Dialogues for Water Security in the Arid Americas (C. Scott, Joint-PI, 20%). $800,000, Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research -IAI.

2012-2015 Towards an Integrated Assessment of Water Security Under Global Change in the Americas (C. Scott, Joint- PI, 50%). $304,000, Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research -IAI.

2012-2013 Training Institute: Adaptive Management of Water Resources under Climate Change in vulnerable River Basins (C. Scott, Advisor to IAI, Facilitator). $185,000, NSF & Flemish Aid.

2012-2013 Adaptive Water-Energy Management in the Arid Americas – training grant (C. Scott, PI, 100%). $100,000, National Science Foundation, Office of International Science & Engineering, Pan-American Advanced Studies Institutes.

2013-15   Análisis Integral de la Vulnerabilidad de Recursos Hídricos y Desarrollo de un Proceso de Adaptación al Cambio Climático en la Cuenca del Maipo (Integrated Analysis of Water-Resources Vulnerability and Development of Climate-Change Adaptation Process in the Maipo Basin) (C. Scott, Advisor and Investigator, 3%). CAD$ 1,500,000. International Development Research Centre – Canada.

2011- Workshop on Infrastructure Sustainability, Resilience, and Robustness (C. Scott, Co-PI, 33%). $49,659, National Science Foundation, Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructures.

2010-2015 Strengthening Resilience of Arid Region Riparian Corridors: Ecohydrology and Decision-Making in the Sonora and San Pedro Watersheds (C. Scott, PI, 20%). $1,400,000, National Science Foundation, Coupled Natural-Human Systems.

2010-2012 Arid Cities in Changing Climates: Urban Land and Water Uses in the Desert Southwest (C. Scott, Co-PI, 25%). $138,837, Dept. Interior, Bureau of Reclamation Water SMART; and $29,973, University of Arizona Water Sustainability Program.

2010-2011 Phase 2- Information Flows and Policy: Use of climate Diagnostics and Cyclone Prediction for Adaptive Water Resources Management Under Climatic Uncertainty in Western North America (C. Scott, PI, 50%). $119,300, Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research -IAI.

2009-2010 Water Reuse to Offset Growth-Driven Water Scarcity in the Southwest: From Supply Augmentation to Substitution (C. Scott, PI, 100%). $74,789, WateReuse Foundation.

2009-2010 Database Creation: Transboundary San Pedro Valley Aquifer (C. Scott, PI, 100%). $10,000, United States Geological Survey 104B administered by University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center.

2009 Water, Environment and Urban Development: United States and European Union Case Studies (C. Scott, co-PI, 10%). $240,000, Partner University Fund (France – U.S.).

2008-2012 Optimization of Dual Conjunctive Water Supply and Reuse Systems with Distributed Treatment for High-Growth Water-Scarce Regions (C. Scott, co-PI, 20%). $ 1,999,558, National Science Foundation, Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructures (RESIN).

2008-2010 Moving Forward: Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change, Drought, and Water Demand in the Urbanizing Southwestern U.S. & Northern Mexico (C. Scott, co-PI, 33%). $286,931, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP).

2008- Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program (cC. Scott, o-PI, 50%). $167,000, United States Geological Survey.

2008- Water and Energy Sustainability with Rapid Growth in the Arizona-Sonora Border Region (C. Scott, PI, 50%). $50,000, Arizona Water Institute.

2007-2008 Information Flows and Policy: Use of Climate Diagnostics and Cyclone Prediction for Adaptive Water-Resources Management Under Climatic Uncertainty in Western North America (C. Scott, deputy-PI, 50%). $147,286, Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research.

2007-2008 Geospatial Analysis of Urban Thermal Gradients: Application to Tucson Arizona’s Projected Water Demand (C. Scott, PI, 33%). $12,000, United States Geological Survey 104B administered by University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center.

2007-2010 Rural and Environmental Water Gradients under Rapid Urban Expansion in Water-Scarce Basins (C. Scott, PI, 100%). $51,000, International Water Management Institute.

2007-2009 Coupled Water and Energy Demand in the Arizona-Sonora Border Region: Groundwater Pumping, Municipal Water Services, and Electrical Power Interactions (C. Scott, PI, 50%). $10,000, Arizona Water Institute.

Proposals submitted and pending decision, or in final preparation to be submitted in 2013, include:

2013-2018 (pending proposal; 2012 program funding suspended; resubmission invited) International Network for Integrated Solutions to Climate Challenges (C. Scott, Co-PI for Indo-Gangetic Basin). $1,000,000, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Climate and Societal Interactions, International Research and Applications program.

2013-2016 (pending full proposal invited based on successful pre-proposal) Multi-scale systems analysis and science-policy engagement to manage freshwater insecurity risks (C. Scott, Co-PI, 19%, on proposal led by Oxford University). €1,052,000, Belmont Forum and G8 Research Councils Initiative on Multilateral Research Funding.

2013-2018 (recommended for funding) The Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust International Water Security Network (C. Scott, Co-PI for £735,439, 29%, on proposal led by University of the West of England). £2,538,205, Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust.

 

Ecosystem Resilience

Strengthening Resilience of Arid Region Riparian Corridors Ecohydrology and Decision-Making in the Sonora and San Pedro Watersheds Supported by the National Science Foundation’s Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human (CNH) Systems Program Viewed from the air, riparian corridors in arid regions are the narrow ribbons of trees along streams that shelter some of the most …

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Water Reuse

2013 Report on Urban wastewater and agricultural reuse challenges in India – Amerasinghe, P., R.M. Bhardwaj, C.A. Scott, K. Jella, F. Marshall. 2013. IWMI Research Report No. 147. International Water Management Institute. Colombo, Sri Lanka. 36pp. doi:10.5337/2013.200 2012 Guidelines for Water Reuse – EPA and USAID release new report, with case-study input from Christopher Scott and …

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Climate and Water Adaptation

Adaptive management in the Americas – ongoing training programs in La Serena, Chile with Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research and Centro de Cambio Global (Center for Global Change – Catholic Univ. – Chile): – Oct. 2012 – Training Institute: Adaptive Management of Water Resources under Climate Change in Vulnerable River Basins (http://iaibr3.iai.int/twiki/bin/view/TIAdaptativeManagementWaterResources2012) – June …

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Water-Energy-Food Nexus

Introduction Water, energy, and food production systems are conventionally managed in isolation, with the result that synergies between these resources are rarely recognized, much less exploited. It is increasingly known that water service provision is energy intensive, energy generation and distribution require significant water resources, and food systems are water- and energy-intensive. Furthermore, water, energy, …

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Transboundary Waters

U.S.-Mexico Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program factsheet: English (pdf) | español (pdf) The TAAP originates from U.S. Public Law 109-448, signed into law by the President on December 22, 2006 as the Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Act. The Act applies to the states of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona where four transboundary aquifers have been designated for priority assessment; those being …

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