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 that describe individual projects or synthesize broader sets of research findings. In addition to these avenues, our research has been published 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

  • 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.   
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Kenney, D. (2007). Book Review: Drought and Water Crises (by Donald Wilhite). Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, September.   
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Kenney, D., C. Goemans, R. Klein, J. Lowrey, and K. Reidy (2007). Residential Water Demand Management in Aurora: Learning from the Drought Crisis. Colorado Water. Fort Collins, CO, Colorado Water Resources Research Institute, February/March: 14-16.   
  • WWA Project White Papers
    Kenney, D., R. Klein, C. Goemans, and C. Alvord (2007). The Effect of Changing Hydrographs on Interstate Apportionments. Western Water Assessment Working Paper.   
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Meko, D., C. Woodhouse, C. Baisan, T. Knight, J. Lukas, M. Hughes, and M. Salzer (2007). Medieval Drought in the Upper Colorado River basin. Geophysical Research Letters, 34: L10705.   
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Ray, A., G. Garfin, and R. Vardy (2007). Monsoon Region Climate Applications: Integrating Climate Science with Regional Planning and Policy. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 88: 933-935.   
  • Reports, Syntheses, and Assessments
    Udall, B. (2007). Critical Climate Science Issues for Water Utilities. Report to the Water Utility Climate Change Summit, January 2007. Hetch Hetchy, CA.   
  • Udall, B. (2007). Written Testimony of Bradley Udall, Hearing on Impacts of Climate Change on Water Supply and Availability in the United States. Subcommittee on Water and Power, Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.   

2006

  • WWA Project White Papers
    Klein, R., and D. Kenney (2006). Use of Climate Information in Municipal Drought Planning in Colorado. Western Water Assessment White Paper.   
  • Peer-Reviewed Journal Article
    Regonda, S., B. Rajagopalan, M. Clark, and E. Zagona (2006). A Multimodel Ensemble Forecast Framework: Application to Spring Seasonal Flows in the Gunnison River Basin. Water Resources Research, 42: W09404.   

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