Drought Interfaces
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2023-2024
Client
Wright-Ingraham Institute
Wright-Ingraham Institute
https://wright-ingraham.org/
https://wright-ingraham.org/
Andrew Witt
Andrew Witt
Tobias Nolte
Tobias Nolte
Elisa Ngan
Elisa Ngan
James Yamada
James Yamada
Howard Timlin
Howard Timlin
George Guida
George Guida
Martin Ignacio Fernandez
Martin Ignacio Fernandez
https://www.martinfernandez.net/
https://www.martinfernandez.net/

Water in the American West sits at the interface of complex natural forces and political interests. Legal, economic, cultural, and ecological systems all converge around water. StudyTank, the research arm of the Wright-Ingraham Institute, invited us to consider: What is Drought?

The inquiry that followed focused on key interfaces in the Colorado River Basin: between drought and water rights, and between drought and climate change. The Colorado River Basin includes seven states and approximately 40 million people.

As climate change, drought, and aridification impact the basin and stakeholders, existing systems will also be transformed.

To help imagine the future of water in the Colorado River Basin, we built a visualization tool that represents the layered complexity of the watershed. Utilizing data for historical stream flow, eco-regions, population distribution, tribal lands, and other legal frameworks, it explores the complexity and relationships of existing conditions, and helps imagines a more sustainable interface between civilization and nature in the American West.

The Drought Interfaces Intro page can be accessed here .

The Drought Interfaces can be accessed here .

Team
Wright-Ingraham Institute
Andrew Witt
Tobias Nolte
Elisa Ngan
James Yamada
Howard Timlin
George Guida
Martin Ignacio Fernandez
Collaborators
Wright-Ingraham Institute
Founder
Andrew Witt
Founder
Tobias Nolte
Data Systems Designer
Elisa Ngan
Lead Design Technologist
James Yamada
Howard Timlin
George Guida
Creative Technologist
Martin Ignacio Fernandez
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