Arid Cities in Changing Climates: Urban Land and Water Use in the Desert Southwest

Project Members: Stephen Yool, Stephanie Buechler, Christopher Scott, Sharon Megdal, Eleanor McCallum, Ashley Shmeltzer and Francisco Alvarado                  

The goal of this project is to develop a decision support database for use by water managers, urban planners and developers. Supported by aerial sensor technologies (remote sensing), the database will visualize and characterize the mutual influences among urban growth, landscape vegetation, and urban irrigation demand in the context of climate change in the Southwest. This work was supported by a grant from the WaterSmart program.