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A grand challenge for current and future generations is to promote sustainable water systems. Willamette Water 2100 is a comprehensive effort to identify the communities and ecosystems whose water systems are most vulnerable or to specify how these communities and ecosystems can best adapt. A team of researchers at Oregon State University (OSU), the University of Oregon (UO), and Portland State University (PSU), are conducting an integrated hydrological, ecological, and socioeconomic study of the water system in the Willamette River Basin. We address these questions:
To address these questions, we focus on five overarching goals:
Envision is used in this effort to provide an integrative tool for assessing alternative future scenarios. Envision will couple state-of-the-art hydrological, ecological, and socio-economic models within a framework that incorporates policies and resource management and thus can simulate alternative landscape scenarios.
Plug-ins for Envision are being developed in the areas depicted in the figure to the left, reflecting hydrologic, ecological and social processes.
This project involves Oregon State University, the University of Oregon, and Portland State University.
It is funded by the National Science Foundation