Christopher Scott

Director - Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy

Professor - School of Geography & Development


Selected Adaptation Programs/Projects

  • Water Security in the Arid Americas - Chile, Argentina, Northeast Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Southwest U.S. (with support from Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research and Lloyds Register Foundation) 
  • Water-Energy-Food Nexus (in collaboration with United Nations University and International Water Management Institute, with support from UA Water, Energy, Environmental Solutions; National Science Foundation; Lloyds Register Foundation)
  • CAZMEX - Consortium for Arizona-Mexico Arid Environments,
  • Native Nations Institute 



Employment and Education Highlights

  • NOAA, National Weather Service, International Activities Office, 2005-06
  • International Water Management Institute (Asia Regional Director, 2001-05; Mexico Program Leader, 1999-2000)
  • NGO work in Nepal and India, 2001-05, 1987-89; Honduras, 1992-94


  • Ph.D., Hydrology, Cornell University, 1998
  • M.S., Hydrology, Cornell University, 1991
  • B.S., Water Resources, Swarthmore College, 1985
  • B.A., Asian Studies, Woodstock School, Mussoorie, India, 1981

Expertise Area

  • Scenario Planning
  • Transboundary Water
  • Water Conservation, Supply, and Demand
  • Water Quality and Wastewater
  • Public Policy and Governance
  • International and Development

Language Area

  • Spanish
  • Hindi/Urdu

Geographic Area

  • Asia
  • Latin America and Caribbean
  • US/Canada