Center for Colorado River Studies
Utah State University
Colorado River managers face many uncertainties—issues like climate change, future water demand, and evolving ecological priorities—and are looking for new tools to help cope with this uncertain future. They need new ways to help classify uncertain conditions, manage for uncertain conditions, and to create models in the face of a slew of oncoming unknowns. To help Colorado River stakeholders think about, talk about, and better manage the future river, the Center for Colorado River Studies offers a new white paper that distinguishes four levels of decision-making uncertainty and suggest tools and resources to manage the different levels.
Wang, Jian; Rosenberg, David E.; Wheeler, Kevin G.; and Schmidt, John C., "White Paper 3. Managing the Colorado River for an Uncertain Future" (2020). Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Publications. Paper 3768.