Water Security, Planning, and Policy


CCASS Theme Leads: Courtney Crosson, Andrea Gerlak, Kathy Jacobs, and Beth Tellman 

Effective water planning in the face of climate challenges in the arid Southwest, nationally, and beyond U.S. borders goes beyond assessing water quality and supply, and includes consideration of extreme events (e.g., drought, floods, heat), ecosystem needs/services, transboundary waters, stakeholder engagement, governance, and socioeconomic factors. CCASS focuses in particular on solutions related to river systems, sustainable water management in the context of climate change, groundwater management and policy, and water governance and institutions.