Assessing the Economic Impacts of Environmental Extremes on Water, Energy and Food (WEF) Resources in California

Project: Research Studentship - Internally Allocated

Project Details


This PhD studentship will address the impacts of environmental extremes on the economy of the US State of California. The research will explore how the structure of the California economy has changed in the past 20 years, and assess how alterations to the natural environment have impacted the way the economy operates. It will specifically address the impacts of drought on water, energy and food systems, seeking to determine where vulnerabilities are within the economy to climatic change.

Layman's description

The impacts of climate change on water resources and the resultant economy of California is to be investigated, including the effects of natural hazards.
Short titleWEF Impacts California Economy
Effective start/end date26/09/2225/09/25

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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