Publications

At Western Water Assessment, we communicate the results of our research and provide other climate-related information through several types of publications. Peer-reviewed scientific journals are an important outlet for sharing our new work with our research colleagues and with stakeholders. We have also produced a number of WWA reports and white papers which report on one project, or synthesize a broader set research findings. Our research has also been conveyed in book chapters, special reports released by other organizations, and in conference proceedings. As part of our Intermountain West Climate Summary climate digest, since 2005 we have published several dozen short articles on WWA research, relevant research projects led by others, and climate information resources.

2009

  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Averyt, K., C. McNutt, and R. Pulwarty (2009). Research Directions in Support of the Fifth IPCC Report: A Report to the USGCRP. Report to the U.S. Global Change Research Program.   
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Averyt, K., J. Lukas, C. Alvord, J. Barsugli, and N. Doesken (2009). The “Dealing with Drought: Adapting to a Changing Climate” Workshops: Report to the Colorado Water Conservation Board.   
  • Barsugli, J., C. Anderson, J. Smith, and J. M. Vogel (2009). Options for Improving Climate Modeling to Assist Water Utility Planning for Climate Change. Water Utility Climate Alliance, San Francisco, CA, 146 pp.   
  • Barsugli, J., C. Anderson, J. Smith, and J. Vogel (2009). What's Needed from Climate Modeling to Advance Actionable Science for Water Utilities? American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting Abstract, H331-08.   
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Barsugli, J., K. Nowak, B. Rajagopalan, J. Prairie, and B. Harding (2009). Comment on “When Will Lake Mead go Dry?” by T. P. Barnett and D. W. Pierce. Water Resources Research, 45, W09601.   
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Gangopadhyay, S., B. Harding, B. Rajagopalan, J. Lukas, and T. Fulp (2009). A Non-Parametric Approach for Paleohydrologic Reconstruction of Annual Streamflow Ensembles. Water Resources Research, 45, W06417.   
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Hoerling, M., D. Lettenmaier, D. Cayan, and B. Udall (2009). Reconciling Future Colorado River Flows. Southwest Hydrology, 8(3).   
  • Book/Book Chapter
    Kenney, D. (2009). The Colorado River: What Prospect for ‘A River No More’. In F. Molle and P. Wester, eds., River Basins: Trajectories, Societies, Environments: Comprehensive Assessment of Water Management in Agriculture, CAB International: Wallingford England: 123-146.   
  • WWA Project White Papers
    Klein, R., and D. Kenney (2009). The Land Use Planning, Water Resources and Climate Change Adaptation Connection: Challenges and Opportunities -- A Review. Western Water Assessment white paper.   
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Leary, N., K. Averyt, B. Hewitson, and J. Marengo (2009). Crossing Thresholds in Regional Climate Research: Synthesis of the IPCC Expert Meeting on Regional Impacts, Adaptation, Vulnerability, and Mitigation. Climate Research, 40: 121-131.   
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Lowrey, J., A. Ray, and R. Webb (2009). Factors Influencing the Use of Climate Information by Colorado Municipal Water Managers. Climate Research, 40: 103-119.   
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Overpeck, J., C. Anderson, D. Cayan, M. Dettinger, K. Dow, H. Hartmann, J. Jones, E. Miles, P. Mote, M. Shafer, B. Udall, and D. White (2009). Climate Services: the RISA Experience.   
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Rajagopalan, B., K. Nowak, J. Prairie, M. Hoerling, B. Harding, J. Barsugli, A. Ray, and B. Udall (2009). Water Supply Risk on the Colorado River: Can Management Mitigate? Water Resources Research, 45, W08201,   doi:10.1029/2008WR007652
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Rice, J., C. Woodhouse, and J. Lukas (2009). Science and decision-making: Water management and tree-ring data in the western United States. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 45(5): 1248-1259.   
  • Book/Book Chapter
    Udall, B. (2009). Water in the Rockies: A Twenty-First Century Zero-sum Game. In B. Conover, ed., How the West was Warmed, Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, CO.   
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Udall, B. and K. Averyt (2009). A Critical Need: A National Interagency Water Plan. Southwest Hydrology, 8(1): 18-19.   
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Unified Synthesis Product Team (2009). Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States. U.S Climate Change Science Program, B. Udall: Lead Author, Water Sector Chapter.   

2008

  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Alvord, C., P. Long, R. Pulwarty, and B. Udall (2008). Climate and Tourism on the Colorado Plateau. Bulletin of Meteorological Society, May: 672-675.   
  • Book/Book Chapter
    Kenney, D. (2008). History of River Governance in the United States. In Sustainability in River Basins, pages 109-134. A. Dehnhardt and U. Petschow, eds. Munich: oekom.   
  • Kenney, D. (2008). Statutory and Institutional Challenges to Climate Change Adaptation. New Mexico Convening of Carpe Diem: Western Water and Climate Change, Albuquerque, NM.   
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Kenney, D., C. Goemans, R. Klein, J. Lowrey, and K. Reidy (2008). Residential Water Demand Management: Lessons from Aurora, Colorado. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 44(1): 192-207.   
  • WWA Project White Papers
    Kenney, D., R. Klein, C. Goemans, C. Alvord, and J. Shapiro (2008). The Impact of Earlier Spring Snowmelt on Water Rights and Administration: A Preliminary Overview of Issues and Circumstances in the Western States. Boulder, CO, Western Water Assessment White Paper.   
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Ray, A. (2008). Water Resources Decision-Makers and Their Needs for Decadal Climate Prediction Variations. Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR), Washington, DC, U.S.   
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Ray, A., J. Barsugli, and K. Averyt (2008). Climate Change in Colorado: A Synthesis to Support Water Resources Management and Adaptation. Report to the Colorado Water Conservation Board. Boulder, Colorado, Western Water Assessment. Climate Change in Colorado A Synthesis to Support Water Resources Management and Adaptation.pdf  
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Shapiro, J., D. Kenney, R. Klein, C. Goemans, and C. Alvord (2008). Climate Change and the Functioning of Water Rights: A Search of the Literature. Western Water Assessment Report.   
  • Udall, B. (2008). Arizona at Crossroads Over Water and Growth. Arizona Republic.   

2007

  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Bureau of Reclamation (2007). Appendix U - Review of Science and Methods for Incorporating Climate Change Information into Reclamation's Colorado River Basin Planning Studies (L. Brekke, B. Harding, T. Piechota, B. Udall, C. Woodhouse, D. Yates, eds.) In Colorado River Interim Guidelines for Lower Basin Shortages and Coordinated Operations for Lake Powell and Lake Mead, Final Environmental Impact Statement.   
  • WWA Project White Papers
    Goemans, C., A. Strong, D. Kenney, and R. Klein (2007). Quantity Uncertainty and the Role of Information in an Increasing Block Rate Structure: Water Smart Readers. Western Water Assessment White Paper.   
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Hanna, J., and M. Squillace (2007). Native Communities and Climate Change: Legal and Policy Approaches to Protect Tribal Legal Rights. Boulder, CO, Natural Resource Law Center, University of Colorado.   
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Howe, C., and C. Goemans (2007). The Simple Analytics of Demand Hardening. Journal of the American Water Works Association, 99(10): 24-25.   

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