This interactive workshop was designed to provide background
information and stimulate discussion on the effects of climate variability,
possible natural and human-related long-term climate change, and land-use
change in the rapidly-growing southwestern United States.
This information will be used by the U.S. Global Change Research Program as
part of a national assessment of Global Change issues.
This web conference was open for interactive participation from Monday, July 7
through Friday, July 25, 1997. The articles and comments will remain available indefinitely.
In addition to this web workshop, a three-day face-to-face
workshop on this same topic was held at the Udall Center, University of Arizona, September 3-5, 1997.