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Sectoral Impacts of Drought and Climate Change | CLIMAS

Sectoral Impacts of Drought and Climate Change

Sectoral Impacts of Drought and Climate Change

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This project examines the impacts of drought and climate change on agriculture and outdoor recreation and tourism in the Southwest. This project is part of a larger 4-state effort (Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico) to evaluate economic effects of drought. This project has further multi-state collaboration, while highlighting Arizona’s unique responses to drought. Arizona agribusiness is a $23 billion per year industry. The project results will estimate how drought affects the value of this industry in every county in Arizona.