Floods & Droughts

Water governance must often deal with extremes in the form of floods and droughts. Extreme events challenge regular governance practices, as they require planning for and responding to unusual, and at times, difficult to predict circumstances. While horizontal and vertical coordination are essential to all aspects of water governance, they are particularly important in mitigating, adapting to, and recovering from floods and droughts. The research projects we engage in focus specifically on interactions across federal, state, local, and private individuals as each responds to hydro-climatic extremes as well as the signals they receive from one-another.

Flooding in New England

Water Conservation

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