Project 1.2

Capturing governance, institutional, and system constraints related to energy-water-land in an integrated IAV-IA modeling framework

Investigators: Fisher-Vanden (Lead), Frolking, Lammers, Olmstead, Webster, Wrenn

Project 1.2 focuses on understanding how governance, institutional and system constraints will affect regional economies under alternative climate change futures, and how relaxing these constraints and addressing market failures could alleviate these economic impacts. We will couple fine-scale process models (water balance and power system models) with a sectoral-detailed economic model focused on the Western U.S. and Texas which will act as the coordinating mechanism to facilitate the interlinkages between the fine-scale IAV models, with an emphasis on governance, institutional, and system constraints.

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