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Recent News

An Emergent Network Positioned to Take Tangible Action

The Inaugural Southwest Adaptation Forum

November 9, 2018

The first inagural Southwest Adaption Forum gathered several climate adaptation and assessment practitioners in the Southwest to exchange experiences and best practices from their work and build a network dedicated to finding and implementing integrated, community-based adaptation solutions.

Cotton is one of the more water-intensive plant involved in Arizona agriculture.

The Cost of Cotton

September 25, 2018

Arizona has hundreds of thousands of acres of water-heavy agriculture, like cotton. In total, this accounts for 70% of Arizona's water consumption annually. With over half-a-million residents, Arizona has long tried to deal with the largest inhibitor of growth in the hottest parts of the state: water. But in recent years, both Tucson and Phoenix have seen major revolutions in water management.