Chris Scott (Udall Center director) and Margaret Wilder (associate faculty member) present keynote talks at “Water Security Week,” held by our long-time collaborator, the Instituto Mexicano de la Tecnología del Agua (IMTA) in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Sept. 9-11, 2019.
The IWRA just published a new Water International Policy Brief titled "Putting Water Security to Work," written by Udall Center director Chris Scott and UWE professor Chad Staddon. The special issue addresses sustainability, metrics, community participation, equity and more. Click to read the full policy brief!
Last April 9, 2019, the Governing Board of the Sunnyside Unified School District recognized the work of the team working on the project Tucson Verde para Todos at their offices located at 2238 E Ginter Rd., Tucson, Arizona.
The Udall Center Fellows Program is in its 29th year! It is a genuinely unique enterprise on this campus and has served as a model for similar programs elsewhere. Here’s why you should consider applying for 2019-20.
I was fortunate enough to be invited to participate in the 2nd International Congress Water for the Future that was held in Mendoza, Argentina, on March 7-9, 2019 – my second visit to the city. It was great to be in Mendoza again and visit our Argentinean colleagues from the National Scientific and Technical Research Council, or CONICET.
In winter 2018, the Earth System Governance network released their new ESG Science and Implementation Plan setting out the agenda for the next decade of earth system governance research. The Earth System Governance network is a core project of the International Council for Science (ICS/ICSU) under the Future Earth initiative and emerged from 20-year research alliance focused on the social and policy dimensions of global change. Dr. Andrea Gerlak, an Associate Professor in the University of Arizona’s School of Geography and Development and Associate Research Professor with the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, served as a Lead Author on the new science plan. In doing so, she joins a group of international scientists building a global interdisciplinary research network exploring the governance structures for tackling the pressing, multi-scalar environmental challenges of our time.
Key to making science actionable is effectively communicating with decision-makers and the public. Tamee Albrecht (Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy & UA School of Geography and Development) and co-author Amy Hudson (Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research & UA School of Natural Resources and Environment) wrote a reflection on what they learned about science communication from a week-long workshop: ‘Expert Witness Training Academy—Effectively Communicating Science’. Hosted by the Mitchell Hamline School of Law and funded by the National Science Foundation’s Paleoclimate Program, the program trains scientists how to be an effective expert witness—and expert communicator—in the courtroom. They describe the challenges of conveying scientific results to a jury and they identify ways that scientists can be more convincing when speaking to a lay audience. The article, published in the American Geophysical Union’s Eos magazine online, offers a unique—and humorous—perspective on science communication.
Dr. Christopher Scott, director of the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, is a coordinating lead author of a chapter on Water in the Hindu Kush Himalaya recently published in The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment: Mountains, Climate Change, Sustainability and People. Udall Center Graduate Research Associate Tamee Albrecht is also a contributing author.