Cooperative Agreement for CESU-affiliated Partner with Californian Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit

Active
No
Status
Posted
Published Date
April 29th, 2024
Close Date
May 29th, 2024
Award Ceiling
$400,000.00
Award Floor
$100,000.00
Opportunity No.
G24AS00354

Agency

Geological Survey (DOI-USGS1)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Science and Technology and other Research and Development

Funding Instrument

Cooperative Agreement

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Geological Survey is offering a funding opportunity for a Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Partner in California. The funding is for research in delivering assessments of water supplies for human and ecological needs, identifying factors that influence water availability, and understanding potential implications for future water availability. The research will focus on how socioeconomic and policy drivers interact with hydrologic and climate processes and scenarios. The goal is to provide relevant information to decision-makers in a complex and uncertain world. The research will include a hydro-economic analysis of water use for irrigated agriculture and its implications for local communities and the region's food system. The funding opportunity requires electronically submitted applications to be submitted by 5:00 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.

Description

The US Geological Survey Water Mission Area (WMA)’s Integrated Water Availability Assessments (IWAAs) is offering a funding opportunity to a CESU Partner for research in delivery of assessments of water supplies for human and ecological needs, identification of factors that influence water availability, and identification of potential implications for future water availability to multiple uses and users. To that end, understanding how socioeconomic and policy drivers interact with hydrologic and climate processes and scenarios is essential for providing relevant information to decisionmakers in an increasingly complex, interdependent, and uncertain world. A hydro-economic analysis of how water is used for irrigated agriculture, and what the implications are for local communities and for the region’s food system, can help to better inform these tradeoffs. This work seeks to extend water use modeling capabilities to better characterize and integrate the dimensions of governance, economic incentives, and socioeconomic consequences that are currently omitted in traditional water use modeling.

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Type
Grant