PNAS Special Report on Southwest Water Sustainability
A special feature on water resources and sustainability of the Southwest that was organized and edited for the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science by Institute Director Glen MacDonald is now available.
Pictured is an intake tower of the Hoover Dam on Lake Mead near Las Vegas, Nevada. The largest reservoir in the United States, Lake Mead is now at slightly more than one third its capacity. Image courtesy of Glen M. MacDonald.
The PNAS issue includes 8 articles by climate scientists, hydrologists, ecologists, water resource researchers and policy analysts from across the country. The special feature is also highlighted as the cover for PNAS – a shot of Lake Mead taken this past September. Glen wrote a Perspective piece synthesizing the work.
The articles are available for free from the PNAS website
The special report is being extensively reviewed in the media:
NY Times - Scientists See the Southwest as First Major U.S. Climate Change Victim
UCLA Newsroom - The Southwest's 'perfect drought' means it's time to plan
Scientific American - Desert Southwest May Be First U.S. Victim of Climate Change
North County Times - WATER: Southwestern water outlook getting grimmer, scientists say
Red Orbit - US Southwest Could See Decades-long Drought: Study
Arizona Daily Star - Research: SW must reduce its water use
United Press International - U.S. could see 'historic' drought
Published: Tuesday, December 14, 2010
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