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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: 3050-11210-009-29-I
Project Type: Interagency Reimbursable Agreement

Start Date: Jul 1, 2020
End Date: Oct 31, 2021

Objective:
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.

Approach:
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.