Drylands Rural Watershed-Based Planning
ALI’s rural research focuses on developing an environmental modeling and geodesign prototype to simulate, at a watershed scale, stormwater behavior. ALI’s current research builds on ten years of collaborative fieldwork in Northern New Mexico. The goal is to identify and implement appropriate recapture and control techniques for slowing erosion and deposition processes within ephemeral stream systems in the arid West. Ultimately, the purpose of the modeling is to support traditional agricultural communities adapting to hydrologic variability brought on by climate change.