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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Water Science and Technology Board." National Research Council. 2007. Colorado River Basin Water Management: Evaluating and Adjusting to Hydroclimatic Variability. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11857.
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Appendix C
Water Science and Technology Board

R. RHODES TRUSSELL, Chair, Trussell Technologies, Inc., Pasadena, California

MARY JO BAEDECKER, U.S. Geological Survey, Emeritus, Reston, Virginia

JOAN G. EHRENFELD, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

DARA ENTEKHABI, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

GERALD E. GALLOWAY, University of Maryland, College Park

PETER GLEICK*, Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security, Oakland, California

SIMON GONZALEZ, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico D.F.

CHARLES N. HAAS, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

THEODORE L. HULLAR, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

KIMBERLY L. JONES, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

KAI N. LEE, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts

JAMES K. MITCHELL, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

CHRISTINE L. MOE*, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

ROBERT PERCIASEPE, National Audubon Society, New York

LEONARD SHABMAN, Resources for the Future, Washington, D.C.

KARL K. TUREKIAN*, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut

HAME M. WATT, Independent Consultant, Washington, D.C.

CLAIRE WELTY, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

JAMES L. WESCOAT, JR., University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign

GARRET P. WESTERHOFF, Malcolm Pirnie, Inc., Fair Lawn, New Jersey

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Terms expired June 30, 2006.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Water Science and Technology Board." National Research Council. 2007. Colorado River Basin Water Management: Evaluating and Adjusting to Hydroclimatic Variability. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11857.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Water Science and Technology Board." National Research Council. 2007. Colorado River Basin Water Management: Evaluating and Adjusting to Hydroclimatic Variability. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11857.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Water Science and Technology Board." National Research Council. 2007. Colorado River Basin Water Management: Evaluating and Adjusting to Hydroclimatic Variability. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11857.
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Recent studies of past climate and streamflow conditions have broadened understanding of long-term water availability in the Colorado River, revealing many periods when streamflow was lower than at any time in the past 100 years of recorded flows. That information, along with two important trends--a rapid increase in urban populations in the West and significant climate warming in the region--will require that water managers prepare for possible reductions in water supplies that cannot be fully averted through traditional means. Colorado River Basin Water Management assesses existing scientific information, including temperature and streamflow records, tree-ring based reconstructions, and climate model projections, and how it relates to Colorado River water supplies and demands, water management, and drought preparedness. The book concludes that successful adjustments to new conditions will entail strong and sustained cooperation among the seven Colorado River basin states and recommends conducting a comprehensive basinwide study of urban water practices that can be used to help improve planning for future droughts and water shortages.

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