Western Water Assessment
As Program Manager, Eric is responsible for WWA's overall program administration and management, coordinating the research agenda, and other logistical and outreach activities. In addition, he helps WWA researchers engage in interdisciplinary work and collects lessons learned across the program to help inform WWA’s funding agency and others about the development of regional climate services.
Prior to joining WWA, Eric received his Master’s in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado-Boulder. He also possesses significant policy and political experience from six years spent serving as a legislative director and legislative aide on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, where he specialized in working on environmental and energy issues. Eric holds a Bachelor’s in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania.
Gordon, E., Pugh, E., and B. Livneh (2014). Bark Beetles: Cause for Concern in Snowy Western Watersheds? Utility Intelligence & Infrastructure, March.
Liverman, D., S. C. Moser, P. S. Weiland, L. Dilling, M. T. Boykoff, H. E. Brown, E. S. Gordon, C. Greene, E. Holthaus, D. A. Niemeier, S. Pincetl, W. J. Steenburgh, and V. C. Tidwell (2013). Climate Choices for a Sustainable Southwest. In Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States: A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment, edited by G. Garfin, A. Jardine, R. Merideth, M. Black, and S. LeRoy, 405–435. A report by the Southwest Climate Alliance. Washington, DC: Island Press.
Theobald, D. M., W. R. Travis, M. A. Drummond, and E. S. Gordon (2013). The Changing Southwest. In Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States: A Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment, edited by G. Garfin, A. Jardine, R. Merideth, M. Black, and S. LeRoy, 37–55. A report by the Southwest Climate Alliance. Washington, DC: Island Press.
Klein, R., E.S. Gordon, W.R. Travis, J.J. Lukas, B. Udall, K. Averyt, J. Vogel, and J. Smith (2011). Colorado Climate Preparedness Project Final Report. Prepared by the Western Water Assessment for the State of Colorado. 108 pp.
Pugh, E. and E. Gordon (2012). A conceptual model of water yield effects from beetle-induced tree death in snow-dominated lodgepole pine forests. Hydrological Processes, doi 10.1002/hyp.9312.
Vogel, J., E.S. Gordon, J. Brislawn, E. LoDolce, J. Barsugli, D. Mills, and K. Carney (2012). Boulder County Climate Change Preparedness Plan.
“Secondary Impacts of Climate Change in the Western Adaptation Alliance Region”
Presented at the Western Adaptation Alliance Climate Leadership Academy, Denver, CO, March 19, 2012.
“Understanding the Utility of Uncertain Scientific Information Regarding Bark Beetle Infestations, Water Resources, and Climate for Natural Resource Managers”
Presented at the 10th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop, Miami, FL, March 13, 2012.
“Using Climate and Water Expertise to Support Stakeholders in the Upper Colorado River Basin”
Presented at the Upper Colorado River Basin Water Forum, Grand Junction, CO, October 31, 2011.
“The Colorado Climate Preparedness Project: A Systematic Approach to Assessing State-Level Adaptation”
Presented at Practical Solutions for a Warming World: AMS Conference on Climate Adaptation, Asheville, NC, July 18, 2011.