Collaborative Water Governance and Social-Hydrological Justice (2016-1)

The Colorado River is the hardest working river in the West. It flows through seven states, two countries, provides water to approximately 40 million people, and irrigates nearly 4.5 million acres of farmland. Ten hydroelectric dams have the capacity to produce more than 4,200 megawatts of electricity: enough to power between three and four million average U.S. homes. But this progress was not achieved without altering the habitat and threatening the existence of four native fish species.

New Postdoc Fellowship Opportunities at SESYNC

New Postdoc Fellowship Opportunities at SESYNC     

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites applications for three exciting new Postdoctoral Fellowship opportunities that are scheduled to start in August 2017.

Dams and Water Scarcity

Dams are the paramount driver of hydrological alteration in the U.S., homogenizing regional river dynamics and biodiversity. However, dams also provide a range of economic and social benefits, increasing human resilience against climate variability and change. Under scenarios of increasing water scarcity due to climate forcing and over-allocation of freshwater resources, examining how dams can provide engineered resilience in social-ecological systems is a question of crucial importance.


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