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Alexandra Lutz

Desert Research Institute

Academic & Research Interest

My objective is to conduct research on groundwater sustainability as related to climate changes in West Africa and Nevada. Groundwater is being developed to meet domestic and agricultural needs in both locations, though the long-term sustainable yield is not known. To continue answering questions about sustainable yield, I anticipate continuing and expanding study sites in Mali and Ghana. Closer to home, I would like to examine how climate change will affect groundwater resources in Nevada. With a rapidly-growing population and limited water resources, Nevada faces issues similar to those in West Africa.

Areas of Study

Climate change,   Water quality,  

Current Students:

Daniel Saftner (MS)

Past Students:

Shannon Holt (MS)

Contact Info

2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno,  Nevada   89512
Office: (775) 673-7418