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Doing Business As Name:University of Arizona
  • Paul D Brooks
  • (801) 585-2858
  • Thomas Maddock
  • Juan B Valdes
  • Katharine L Jacobs
  • Hoshin V Gupta
Award Date:01/03/2000
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ NaN
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 33,092,688
  • FY 2001=$3,702,664
  • FY 2010=$4,527
  • FY 2004=$3,126,910
  • FY 2000=$3,246,000
  • FY 2007=$3,482,000
  • FY 2002=$3,587,837
  • FY 2009=$2,100,000
  • FY 2008=$2,993,912
  • FY 2003=$3,328,838
  • FY 2005=$3,800,000
  • FY 2006=$3,720,000
Start Date:11/01/1999
End Date:12/31/2010
Transaction Type: Cooperative Agreements
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.050
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:Sustainability of Water Resources in Semi-Arid Regions
Federal Award ID Number:9876800
DUNS ID:806345617
Parent DUNS ID:072459266

Awardee Location

Street:888 N Euclid Ave
Awardee Cong. District:03

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:University of Arizona
Street:888 N Euclid Ave
Cong. District:03

Abstract at Time of Award

9876800 Sorooshian The continuing availability of adequate water depends critically on our ability to manage water resources systems under a variable and uncertain climate. Semi-arid regions are in particular jeopardy as they are experiencing rapid population growth and economic development. They are highly sensitive to increasing anthropogenic pressures, variations in climate, and disruptions associated with long-term climate change. The current system lacks an effective mechanism for rapidly moving the state of scientific knowledge into widespread usage by the public agencies and supporting private firms responsible for managing our water resources. The Center is bridging this gap by: 1) monitoring management problems for critical hydrologic issues, 2) identifying issues that can be effectively addressed in a timely fashion, 3) coordinating and integrating needed studies over multiple disciplines and institutions, 4) developing ripening technologies and ideas, and 5) focusing and committing resources to expedite viable technological and educational interventions. The Center's scientific focus is on innovative research on 1) spatial and temporal properties of hydrologic variables, 2) processes controlling water and chemical balances in catchments, 3) functioning of riparian systems, 4) integrated modeling of catchment-scale processes, and 5) promoting researcher-user partnerships across the breadth of water resources management through technology transfer as an integral part of the day-to-day operation of the Center. Educational initiatives have a high profile in the Center and contribute to sustainability by bringing water resources issues to the forefront of science education in K-16 and promoting hydrologic literacy among the public. The Center is educating a new generation of water resources professionals in the interdisciplinary perspective and technological skills required for practicing sustainable water resources management.

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