South Florida Water, Sustainability and Climate Scenarios

Ecosystem Services

Traditional water planning tends to concentrate on engineering infrastructure and to ignore the important "ecosystem services" provided by nature. We are developing new methods which account not only for nature's role in providing, purifying and draining water, but also other values such as sustaining wildlife, fishing and recreation.

Robust Decision Making

By combining optimization and scenario methods, we are generating high-performing management options that are robust across a range of possible futures.

Spatial Scenario Simulation

The long term future is ultimately unpredictable, because it depends on human choices. However, by systematically characterizing major policy options and scientific uncertainties, we can evaluate options even with many contingencies.