The Community and Regional Planning Department of the UNM School of Architecture and Planning (SA&P) hosts two events this month featuring distinguished scholar Christopher Scott.

On April 14 from 12 – 1:15 p.m., there will be an informal session for UNM graduate students, focusing on research related to water, development and planning, both domestically and internationally. Pizza will be provided to those who RSVP. RSVP to Caroline Scruggs,, no later than April 13.

On April 14 from 5:30 – 7 p.m., there will be an open presentation for members of the public and campus community titles “Water Reuse and Urban Growth: Challenges and Opportunities in the Southwest”.

Scott is the director of the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy, Professor and Distinguished Scholar in the School of Geography & Development and Professor of Hydrology & Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Arizona (

He is an interdisciplinary scholar with research focusing on the following themes and areas:

  • Themes: resilience, adaptation, water-energy-food security nexus, governance, rivers, irrigation, groundwater, reuse, hydropower
  • Areas: India, Nepal, Mexico, Latin America and the Southwestern US