SUSTAINABLE GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT UNDER VARIABLE CLIMATE AND LAND USE CHANGE
Location: Great Plains Agroclimate and Natural Resources Research Unit
Project Number: 6218-13000-011-06
Specific Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 10, 2008
End Date: Sep 09, 2013
The objective of this cooperative research project is to conduct research into integrated approaches to enhance the sustainable development and use of groundwater resources to support agriculture, industry, drinking water, and environmental requirements.
Research will be conducted in the Calera Basin, Zacatecas, Mexico; the Fort Cobb Basin and Rush Springs Aquifer, Oklahoma, USA: and the Ogallala Aquifer in the Southern High Plains of the USA. The research will involve broad stakeholder groups and diverse university, federal, state, and local researchers, educators, policy makers, and outreach specialists within each basin of interest. Methods will include geophysical and socioeconomic characterization utilizing remote sensing, field measurement, and surveys. Simulation models of surface and subsurface hydrology will be applied to climatic, technology, management, and policy scenarios of interest. Results of scenario analyses will be developed into decision support products, working closely with decision makers, and delivered to water managers and policy makers.