Decision Center for a Desert City
The Decision Center for a Desert City (DCDC) is a component of the Global Institute of Sustainability. Funded by the National Science Foundation’s Decision Making under Uncertainty initiative, DCDC is a place where scientists and policymakers can meet to make more effective decisions in the face of an uncertain climatic future. Specifically, DCDC focuses on water management in the context of Central Arizona’s complex political and economic systems, rapid urbanization and population growth, variable desert climate, and the broader issue of global climate change. Through sophisticated modeling techniques and outreach programs, DCDC allows researchers and public decision makers to collaborate to develop solutions for a sustainable city within a desert region.