Adaptation challenges in complex rivers 15 April 2015

Adaptation challenges in complex rivers

CPO’s Roger Pulwarty is lead author on a new paper--"Adaptation Challenges in Complex Rivers: The Guadiana and the Colorado Basins,"--in Water Resources Management.

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