How are water security and adaptive capacity measured? UA researchers help coordinate a special issue of Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability.
Photo courtesy of Tim KeeganImproving Livelihoods, One Forecast at a Time
One unexpected rainfall or flood can wipe out an entire family farm in Bihar, India, where climate and poverty are inextricably linked. In an experimental initiative, researchers based in the UA’s Institute of the Environment and Columbia University are working with Jeevika, an international effort to empower Indian women, to provide Bihari farmers with climate forecasts and advisories they need for managing risk to their livelihoods and maximizing crop productivity.Photo Credit:
Tauhid RahmanInforming choices, advancing solutions
Harnessing the collaborative and interdisciplinary expertise at the University of Arizona and among our many partners, the Institute of the Environment links cutting-edge knowledge and know-how with real-world issues to help all societies better understand Earth's natural systems and chart the best course for a more vibrant, sustainable world.Photo Credit: