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Research Project: Impacts of Agricultural Adaptation on Water Resources in the Upper Rio Grande Basin: Assessment for the Basin Study

Location: Range Management Research

Project Number: 3050-12610-001-005-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Jul 1, 2020
End Date: Mar 31, 2023

Contribute to the Upper Rio Grande basin study by evaluating agricultural adaptation impacts on water resources at the basin scale via both spatial modeling and community engagement approaches.

We propose that the Adaptation Workbook be used in a workshop or focus group setting with Upper Rio Grande water managers and representatives from National Institute of Applied Science / Northern Forests Climate Hub and the Southwest Climate Hub will facilitate the meeting. The list of adaptation options generated by this activity will be compiled into a workshop summary report. We will then research existing literature and practice to characterize potential water savings.