Finding water scarcity amid abundance using human–natural system models

Large integrated system modeling of the Willamette Basin, Oregon to assess future water scarcity with climate change and population growth

The goals of the Willamette Water 2100 project were twofold:

1) To understand where and when water scarcity may arise and to recognize the factors contributing to, and potentially mitigating, future water scarcity

2) To assess the importance of a high level of system detail to gain insights into emerging water scarcity.

The project changed local, regional, and national government officials' and politicians' understanding of limitations and opportunities to address future water scarcity challenges in the region.

The scenarios were made in:

2016

The scenarios look out to:

2010-2100

Project facts

United States

Oregon

2016

Submitted by:

William Jaeger

Project leader

7 oktober 2022

How to cite this page:

William Jaeger

Finding water scarcity amid abundance using human–natural system models

Resources

Jaeger, William K., et al. "Finding water scarcity amid abundance using human–natural system models." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114.45 (2017): 11884-11889.

Jaeger, William K., et al. "Scope and limitations of drought management within complex human–natural systems." Nature Sustainability 2.8 (2019): 710-717.

Jaeger, William Kenneth, et al. Water, economics, and climate change in the Willamette Basin, Oregon. Oregon State University, Extension Service, 2017.

Project images

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WRB model team

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WRB model team

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WRB model team

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