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State of the Watershed: Using indicators and adaptive management to sustain one of the last perennial streams in Southern Arizona

State of the Watershed: Using indicators and adaptive management to sustain one of the last perennial streams in Southern Arizona

The Cienega Creek is one of the last running streamlets in semiarid, drought-prone Southern Arizona (annual rainfall is 15 inches), and it is the defining feature of the surrounding watershed. The Cienega Watershed, located southeast of Tucson, contains some... Read more »

Categories: Blog University of Arizona

Enhancing resilience in cities: from grey to green infrastructure

Enhancing resilience in cities: from grey to green infrastructure

Many cities in the world have invested in grey infrastructure for stormwater management. Grey infrastructure usually includes storm drains, sewers, and combined sewer systems (CSS) – or systems that use a single pipeline network to transport stormwater runoff and... Read more »

Categories: Blog Green infrastructure Groundwater Resilience University of Arizona Urban drainage

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 »

Categories: Blog Climate change adaptation Flooding Resilience University of Arizona Urban drainage

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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