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Land Use Planning in Drought-Prone Regions and Decision-Making Needs in Drought Preparedness Planning

NIDIS Supported Research
NIDIS-Supported Research
Main Summary

This research is a capstone project led by graduate students within the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder's Masters of the Environment (MENV) program. The project examines the drought information needs of land use planners, so we can better understand how developers and investors are incorporating drought risk into portfolio construction and development decisions.

For more information, please contact Joel Lisonbee ( or Elizabeth Weight (

Research Snapshot

Research Timeline
February 2020 - November 2020
Project Funding
NIDIS support of the University of Colorado Boulder MENV capstone project (non-competitive)
Focus Areas (DEWS Components)

Key Regions

Research Scope
DEWS Region(s)