The University of Arizona

Research Methods | CLIMAS

Research Methods

The research team conducted in-depth, semi-structured “key decision maker” interviews with urban water managers, academic experts, and environmentalists in seven major cities, including the “twin” border cities of Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora. Responsibility for urban water services in each city had recently been decentralized from the federal to the state or municipal government, and in some cases involved a private water company.