A recent study found that flood risk surrounding the Mississippi River has gone up 20 percent, but 75 percent of that risk comes from human engineering of the Mississippi for navigation and flood control. Victor Baker, Regents' Professor of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences at the UA, is quoted.
Most of the world’s population now lives in cities and demands clean air and water as well as safe and secure food and energy. The UA has expertise in topics such as sustainable built environments, urban green space and biodiversity, transportation, energy, and wastewater treatment that support the design and management of more livable cities, especially in arid environments. The campus also strives to be a model and partner for sustainability within the city of Tucson.