Decision Center for a Desert City

Decision Center for a Desert City (DCDC) is a research center in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability funded by the National Science Foundation to advance decision-making under conditions of deep uncertainty.

With focus areas on water, energy, and population growth, the integrated projects in DCDC have advanced knowledge on regional climate and land-use change, the capacity of institutions and governance to operate sustainably, the creation of models and scenarios of the biophysical and socioeconomic drivers of water systems, and the support of a transition strategy for the cities in the Colorado River Basin.