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Green infrastructure and urban resilience

Green infrastructure and urban resilience

With 70% of the world’s population likely to be living in cities by 2050, it is important that urban infrastructure is well equipped to manage the wide variety of potential environmental, social, technological and economic challenges. In order to... Read more »

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Engaging low-income communities in the development of a greenway in Tucson, Arizona

Engaging low-income communities in the development of a greenway in Tucson, Arizona

Green infrastructure (GI) – or spaces with permeable surfaces dominated by vegetation – has been shown to have numerous positive community benefits. These include: less noise and stress that affects mental health, reduced air pollution that affects respiratory diseases,... Read more »

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UA scientists receive $79K to examine equity issues around green infrastructure in Tucson, Arizona

UA scientists receive $79K to examine equity issues around green infrastructure in Tucson, Arizona

Green infrastructure (GI) – or spaces with permeable surfaces dominated by vegetation – has been shown to have numerous positive community benefits. Some local city governments in the United States have realised the benefits of GI, and along with... Read more »

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How are water security and adaptive capacity measured? IWSN researchers produce special issue of ‘Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability’

Back in 2014, a team of University of Arizona (UA) researchers organized a workshop titled ‘Metrics and Measurement of Adaptation: Advances in Water Research in the Arid Americas,’ held at the UA’s Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy... Read more »

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Integrated Water Resources Management in Latin America: Reflections on a training course in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

Integrated Water Resources Management in Latin America: Reflections on a training course in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

In Latin America, there is a relative water abundance, yet water is not accessible to everyone. Rapid urbanization, densification and expansion of cities, development of mining and livestock activities, social conflicts over water, and increasing climate variability, among other... Read more »

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University of Arizona IWSN doctoral student Tamee Albrecht selected as Carson Scholar for 2017

University of Arizona IWSN doctoral student Tamee Albrecht selected as Carson Scholar for 2017

The Carson Scholars Program (named after Rachel Carson, the pioneering conservationist and environmental writer) at the University of Arizona seeks to bring together interdisciplinary scholars who share an interest in the environment, social justice, and renewable energy. The program... Read more »

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