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Krista Lawless

Krista Lawless


Krista Lawless is a graduate research assistant at Decision Center for a Desert City working in integrated project area 4. She is a masters student in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society.

Journal Articles


White, D. D., K. Lawless, E. R. Vivoni, G. Mascaro, R. Pahle, I. Kumar, P. Coli, R. M. Castillo, F. Moreda and M. Asfora. 2019. Co‚Äźproducing interdisciplinary knowledge and action for sustainable water governance: Lessons from the development of a water resources decision support system in Pernambuco, Brazil. Global Challenges 3(4):1800012. DOI: 10.1002/gch2.201800012. (link )

White, D. D., E. K. Rauh, A. Sullivan, K. L. Larson, A. Y. Wutich, D. S. Linthicum, V. N. Horvath and K. Lawless. 2019. Public attitudes toward urban water sustainability transitions: a multi-city survey in the western United States. Sustainability Science 14:1469-1483. DOI: 10.1007/s11625-019-00658-z.



Lawless, K. and D. D. White. 2018. Water Governance Analysis through the Stakeholder Perspective: Pernambuco, Brazil Case Study. Poster presented at the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting, February 14-19, 2018, Austin, Texas.

Shultis, R., S. Bahr and K. Lawless. 2018. Declining Flow in the Upper Verde River. Poster presented at the 2018 DCDC Poster Symposium, April 25, 2018, Tempe, Arizona.


Welsch, M., C. Kuzdas and K. Lawless. 2017. Exploring Water Exchanges in Central Arizona. Poster presented at the 2017 DCDC Poster Symposium, April 24, 2017, Tempe, AZ.