This tool was developed as part of a collaborative U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and RAND Corporation project titled Building Capacity for Addressing Climate Uncertainty in Long Term Planning and Decision Making.

The project was overseen by Kenneth Nowak (of Reclamation’s Research and Development Office) and managed by David Groves (RAND). Nidhi Kalra, Edmundo Molina-Perez, James Syme, and Chandra Garber contributed to the development of the case studies.

Funding Information

This research was funded by Reclamation’s Science and Technology program within its Research and Development Office for the purpose of curating and raising awareness within Reclamation and the water planning community of methods for decisionmaking under uncertainty and their applicability to long-term water resources planning.

Community Health and Environmental Policy Program

RAND Social and Economic Well-Being is a division of the RAND Corporation that seeks to actively improve the health and social and economic well-being of populations and communities throughout the world. This research was conducted in the Community Health and Environmental Policy Program within RAND Social and Economic Well-Being. The program focuses on such topics as infrastructure, science and technology, community design, community health promotion, migration and population dynamics, transportation, energy, and climate and the environment, as well as other policy concerns that are influenced by the natural and built environment, technology, and community organizations and institutions that affect well-being. For more information, email chep@rand.org.