Modeling: A basis for linking policy to adaptive water management

Hoshin V. Gupta, David S. Brookshire, Vincent C. Tidwell, Douglas P. Boyle

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New Mexico is facing a myriad of water resource management issues, on both the demand and supply sides, which are signific antly complicated by uncertainties in the arenas of both science and policy. In regards to policy, various issues including the lack of complete basin adjudication, population growth and its associated impacts, acequia prop erty rights, eco systems preservation, and Native American water rights remain uncertain (see discussions in sub sequent chapters). Also, the hydrological pro cesses in this region are highly complex, being strongly influenced by various aspects of the environment including geology, topography and vegetation (Chapter 3). On top of this, both the policy options and the geophys ical setting are strongly sensitive to climate variability (Chapter 4), particularly in the semi-arid Southwest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWater Policy in New Mexico
Subtitle of host publicationAddressing the Challenge of an Uncertain Future
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781134282821
ISBN (Print)9781933115993
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Environmental Science


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