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Collaborative Research- Catalyzing New International Collaborations: Interdisciplinary workgroup on water sustainability in the Tempisque Basin, NW Costa Rica
Goals and Objectives
To consolidate an international team from the University of Florida’s Water Institute, Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability, the Duke-based Organization of Tropical Studies, Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) and Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA) that will address issues of changing climate and human systems as tourism and human migration change using an integrated interdisciplinary approach. The team will develop an integrated effort it is necessary to (1) define common goals and vision; (2) agree on mechanisms for coordination, communication, cooperation, and synthesis; and (3) identify the key research gaps and questions that need to be addressed in order to understand how this complex system works. Primary goals are to consolidate a large international and interdisciplinary group through two coordination and exchange meetings and to conduct a preliminary data analysis and synthesis that will support the workgroup meetings and proposal development.
Available Outputs

Title: Article: Modelaje integrado de cambio climático y socioeconómico en el manejo sostenible del recurso hídrico en la cuenca Arenal-Tempisque: Una propuesta multidisciplinaria. Ambientales No. 43, junio 2012. Costa Rica. Págs. 47-62.
Authors: Murcia, C., Muñoz-Carpena, R., Sasa, M.

Title: Final Report to NSF: Collaborative Research Catalyzing New International Collaborations: Interdisciplinary workgroup on water sustainability in the Tempisque Basin, NW Costa Rica. 2012.
Authors: Murcia, C., Muñoz-Carpena, R., Albertin, A.

Title: WEBinar: "An overview of the LUCIS model, and how it can be used to assist with land use planning in the Tempisque Basin, Costa Rica” by Peggy Carr and Tom Hoctor, (UF Urban and Regional Planning ), March 22, 2012
Authors: Carr, M. and Hoctor, T.

Title: WEBinar: "Catalyzing New International Collaborations: Interdisciplinary workgroup on water sustainability in the Tempisque Basin, NW Costa Rica” by Rafa Muñoz-Carpena (University of Florida) and Carolina Murcia (Organization for Tropical Studies). Oct 15, 2012
Authors: Muñoz-Carpena, R., and Murcia, C.

Title: WEBinar: "General introduction to the Tempisque and Bebedero watersheds: challenges and opportunities" by Carolina Murcia (OTS), Oct 11, 2011
Authors: Murcia, Carolina

Title: WEBinar: "Institutional and Legal Framework for Water Management in the Tempisque River Watershed, Costa Rica” by Franklin Paniagua (PhD student - UF School of Natural Resources and EnvironmentAg and Bio Engineering) & Joanna Reilly-Brown. April 10, 2012
Authors: Paniagua, F. and Reilly-Brown, J.

Title: WEBinar: "Mean, extremes, and variability: Climate analysis and scenario generation for Central America at NASA GISS / Columbia University” by Alex Ruane and Jonathan Winter (Columbia University, NASA), Nov 4, 2011
Authors: Ruane, A., Winter, J. (Columbia Univ)

Title: WEBinar: "Public-Private Partnerships in Water Infrastructure Development: Response and Resistance in Sardinal, Costa Rica" by Franklin Paniagua, UF PhD student in SNRE and Law and Gaby Stocks, PhD student in anthropology. Feb 28. 2012
Authors: Paniagua, Franklin and Gaby Stocks

Title: WEBinar: "QnD/GSA/UA modeling framework" by Greg Kiker, Rafa Muñoz-Carpena and Oscar Perez-Ovilla (UF Ag and Bio Engineering), Nov 17, 2011
Authors: Kiker, G., Muñoz-Carpena, R., Perez-Ovilla, O.

Title: WEBinar: "Sustainability science research framework, and stakeholder mapping” by Arnim Wiek, Dan Childers, Ben Warner and Chris Kuzdas (ASU) , Oct 18, 2011
Authors: Wiek, A., Childers, D., Warner, B., Kuzdas, C.
Project Lead
Munoz-Carpena, Rafael
Project Participants
Munoz-Carpena, Rafael
Additional Participants
Andrea Albertin
Stephanie Bohlman
Mark  Brown
Julio Calvo
Miguel Campo-Bescos
Rafael Celis
Dan Childers
Matthew  Cohen
Wendy Graham
Ray Huffaker
Jorge Jimenez
Gregory Kiker
Kathleen McKee
Carolina Murcia
Mahmood Sasa
Jane Southworth
Peter Waylen
Jonathan Winter
Abby York
Level 3: WI Directed Project
Water and Climate
Water, Land Use and Ecosystems
Partner Name(s)
Arizona State University School of Sustainability
Goddard Institute for Space Studies at Columbia University
Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS)
Grant Award Dates
10/1/2011 to 9/30/2013