Developing an ecosystem services online decision support tool to assess the impacts of climate change and urban growth in the Santa Cruz watershed: Where we live, work, and play

Sustainability
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Abstract

Using respective strengths of the biological, physical, and social sciences, we are developing an online decision support tool, the Santa Cruz Watershed Ecosystem Portfolio Model (SCWEPM), to help promote the use of information relevant to water allocation and land management in a binational watershed along the U.S.-Mexico border. The SCWEPM will include an ES valuation system within a suite of linked regional driver-response models and will use a multicriteria scenario-evaluation framework that builds on GIS analysis and spatially-explicit models that characterize important ecological, economic, and societal endpoints and consequences that are sensitive to climate patterns, regional water budgets, and regional LULC change in the SCW.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Developing an ecosystem services online decision support tool to assess the impacts of climate change and urban growth in the Santa Cruz watershed: Where we live, work, and play
Series title Sustainability
DOI 10.3390/su2072044
Volume 2
Issue 7
Year Published 2010
Language English
Publisher MDPI
Contributing office(s) Contaminant Biology Program, Western Geographic Science Center
Description 26 p.
First page 2044
Last page 2069
Country Mexico;United States
State Arizona
Other Geospatial Santa Cruz Watershed