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2009-10 Water Reuse to Offset Growth-Driven Water Scarcity in the Southwest: From Supply Augmentation to Substitution (PI, 100%). $74,789. WateReuse Foundation.

2009 - Water, Environment and Urban Development: United States and European Union Case Studies (co-PI, 10%). $240,000. Partner University Fund (France – U.S.).

2009-10 Database Creation: Transboundary San Pedro Valley Aquifer (PI, 100%). $10,000, United States Geological Survey 104B administered by University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center.

2008-12 Optimization of Dual Conjunctive Water Supply and Reuse Systems with Distributed Treatment for High-Growth Water-Scarce Regions (co-PI, 20%). $ 1,999,558. National Science Foundation, Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructures (RESIN).

2008-10 Moving Forward: Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change, Drought, and Water Demand in the Urbanizing Southwestern U.S. & Northern Mexico (co-PI, 33%). $286,931, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP).

2008 - Transboundary Aquifer Assessment Program (co-PI, 50%). $167,000, United States Geological Survey.

2008. Water and Energy Sustainability with Rapid Growth in the Arizona-Sonora Border Region (PI, 50%). $50,000, Arizona Water Institute.

2007 - Rural and Environmental Water Gradients under Rapid Urban Expansion in Water-Scarce Basins (PI, 100%). $30,000 (2009) + $4,000 (2008) + $17,000 (2007) [with commitment for total of $200,000 over 2007-2012], International Water Management Institute.

2007-08 Information Flows and Policy: Use of Climate Diagnostics and Cyclone Prediction for Adaptive Water-Resources Management Under Climatic Uncertainty in Western North America (deputy-PI, 50%). $147,286, Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research.

2007-08 Geospatial Analysis of Urban Thermal Gradients: Application to Tucson Arizona’s Projected Water Demand (PI, 33%). $12,000, United States Geological Survey 104B administered by University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center.

2007. Coupled Water and Energy Demand in the Arizona-Sonora Border Region: Groundwater Pumping, Municipal Water Services, and Electrical Power Interactions (PI, 50%). $10,000, Arizona Water Institute.

Proposals submitted and pending decision, or in final preparation to be submitted before 2009, include:

Strengthening Resilience of Arid Region Riparian Corridors: Ecohydrology and Decision-Making in the Sonora and San Pedro Watersheds (PI, 20%). $1,497,161. National Science Foundation, Coupled Natural-Human Systems.

Nitrate and Arsenic Contaminations of Groundwater in Arizona: Science-Based Detection, Prevention, and Policy Programs to Improve Water Quality (co-PI, 33%), $397,564. US Dept. of Agriculture, CSREES.

Phase 2 - Information Flows and Policy: Use of Climate Diagnostics and Cyclone Prediction for Adaptive Water-Resources Management Under Climatic Uncertainty in Western North America (deputy-PI, 50%). $120,000, Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research.



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