Publications and Presentations



Blumberg, J., Goemans, C. and Manning, D. (2021) “Changing Climate, Changing Institutions: Implications of Drought and Litigation for Colorado Agriculture.” Colorado Water, vol. 38, no. 2.


Gordon, B., Brooks, P., Krogh, S., Boisrame, G., Carroll, R., McNamara, J., Harpold, A., (2022). A data-driven review to understand streamflow risk to climate induced changes in snow dynamics. Environmental Research Letters. 17.


Gordon, B. L., Crow, W. T., Konings, A. G., Dralle, D. N., & Harpold, A. A. (2022). Can we use the water budget to infer upland catchment behavior? The role of data set error estimation and interbasin groundwater flow. Water Resources Research, 58, e2021WR030966. https://   View Abstract Here


Koebele, E., Singletary, L, Hockaday, S., Ormerod, K.J. (2021). What role can water markets play in adapting to climate change? Evidence from two river basins in the western United States. In John C. Duerk (Ed.) Environmental Philosophy, Politics, and Policy. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 978-1-7936-1763-7, hardback available March 2021; 978-1-7936-1764-4, eBook, available March 2021.


Singletary, L., Koebele, E., Evans, W. et al. Evaluating stakeholder engagement in collaborative research: co-producing knowledge for climate resilience. Socio Ecol Pract Res 4, 235–249 (2022).


York, A. M., Sullivan, A., & Bausch, J. C. (2019). Cross-scale interactions of socio-hydrological subsystems: examining the frontier of common pool resource governance in Arizona. Environmental Research Letters, 14(12), 125019.


York, A.M.; Eakin, H.; Bausch, J.C.; Smith-Heisters, S.; Anderies, J.M.; Aggarwal, R.; Leonard, B. and Wright, K. (2020). Agricultural water governance in the desert: Shifting risks in central Arizona. Water Alternatives 13(2): 418-445.


Theses and Dissertations


Cornachione, E. (2021). Efficiency of Water Markets under Prior Appropriation: Evidence from Permanent Water Rights Sales in Nevada. [Master’s Thesis] University of Nevada, Reno.


Hockaday, S. (2021). Stakeholder Perceptions of Water Rights Transfer Programs and Prior Appropriation in the Western United States: Case Study of the Walker River Basin. Thesis, Master of Science Degree, Geography. University of Nevada, Reno. Available online:



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Boisrame, G., Carroll, R.W.H. (2021). Using machine learning to reduce computational time in a dynamically coupled water allocation and groundwater model. American Geophysical Union Fall meeting. New Orleans, LA. December 13-17


Cornachione, E. and M. Taylor. “Efficiency of Water Markets under Prior Appropriation: Evidence from Permanent Water Rights Sales in Nevada.” Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE) Annual Meeting. Virtual. June 3rd, 2022.


Cornachione, E. and M. Taylor. “Efficiency of Water Markets under Prior Appropriation: Evidence from Permanent Water Rights Sales in Nevada.” Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting. Austin, Texas. August 2nd, 2022


Dobrowolski, J., Brasier, K., Leahy, J., Colletti J., Gagnon, V., Halsover, K., Robertson, T., & Singletary, L.* (Invited Panelist). Water for Agriculture Webinar Series. Water for Agriculture Workshop: Organizing, Funding, and Doing Transdisciplinary and Team Science. The Pennsylvania State University sponsored by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) Water for Agriculture grant no. 2017-68007-26584/project accession no. 1013079 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Virtual, May 2022.


“Double Trouble: The Impact of Drought and Litigation on Colorado’s Agricultural Practices” Selected Presentation, 41st Annual AGU Hydrology Days, Virtual Meeting, March 30-31, 2021


Eaton, W.*, Manheim, M.*, Smutko, S.*, Edwards, J., Robertson, T., Ryder, S., Singletary, L., Urcuqui-Bustamante, A.M.* (Accepted workshop). A facilitated workshop on advancing stakeholder engagement* in socio-ecological systems. International Association for Society of Natural Resources Conference, San Jose, Costa Rica, June 2022.


Gharib, A., Arabi, M., Manning, D., Goemans, C. (2021). Changes in water delivery to agricultural and municipal sectors under current institutions in response to climate change, population growth and rapid urbanization. 41st Annual AGU Hydrology Days. 30-31 March 2021. Fort Collins, CO.


Gharib, A., Arabi, M., Manning, D., Goemans, C. (2021). When can Additional Storage and Demand Reductions Facilitate Adaptation to Increasing Water Scarcity? Lessons from the South Platte River Basin of Colorado. AGU Fall Meeting 2021. 13-17 December 2021. New Orleans, LA.


Gharib, A., Arabi, M., Blumberg, J., Manning, D., Goemans, C. (2021). Can Investment in Storage Infrastructure Reduce Water Shortages?. 42nd Annual AGU Hydrology Days. 25-27 April 2022. Fort Collins, CO.


Gordon, B., Harpold, A. A., Koebele, E., Ajami, N., Boisrame, G., & Andrade, M. A. (2021, December). Adapting index-based vulnerability assessments in rapidly changing coupled upland-agricultural systems in the western US. In AGU Fall Meeting 2021. AGU.


Gordon, B.L., Harpold, A., Carroll, R., Ajami, N. (2021) Accounting for built and natural storage is necessary to estimate the true vulnerability of downstream water supplies. American Geophysical Union Fall meeting. New Orleans, LA. December 13-17.


Gordon, B., Harpold, A. A., & Crow, W. T. (2020). Using triple collocation of precipitation and evapotranspiration products to reduce uncertainty and improve inferences of catchment-scale water budgets. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts(Vol. 2020, pp. H017-04). December 2020.


Gordon, B., Harpold, A. A., & Dralle, D. (2019). The role of plant available water storage capacity in modulating the value of snow accumulation for upland ecosystems. In AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts(Vol. 2019, pp. H11P-1739). December 2019


Grumstrup, Ethan, K. Rollins, K. Pram and S. Koirala, “The Effect of Climate Change on Agricultural Production with Priority Water Rights,” American Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting July 2021.


Koebele, E.*, Singletary, L., Hockaday, S., Ormerod, K.J. (Accepted presentation). Water markets as governance innovations: A comparative institutional analysis. Western Policy Science Association Annual Meetings, Virtual, March 2021.


Koebele, E., York, A., Singletary, L., and Hockaday, S. April (2021). Stakeholder Perceptions of Water Markets as an Adaptation Strategy to Changing Water Supply and Demand in the Western United States. Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting (virtual).


Koebele, E.*, Hockaday, S.* (Invited presentation). Adapting Water Governance Institutions to Cope with Water Supply Challenges in Snow-Dependent River Basins. Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior, U. of California, Davis, September 2020.


Koebele, E.*, Wright, K., Singletary, L., Rego, J.J., York, A. (Accepted presentation). Assessing the design and viability of water markets in the western United States via stakeholder perceptions. Western Policy Science Association Annual Meetings, Portland OR, March 2022.


Koebele, E., Wright, K., York, A., and Singletary, L. September-October (2021). Water Markets as Governance Innovations: A Comparative Institutional Analysis. Sept-Oct 2021. American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.


Lee, Gi-Eu, Kimberly Rollins, and Loretta Singletary, “Temporary Transfers and Water Use Efficiency for Prior Appropriations Agricultural Surface Water Rights: Empirical Evidence from Northwestern Nevada,” American Economic Association Virtual Annual Meeting January 2021.


“Producer Beliefs and Conservation: The Impact of Perceived Water Scarcity on Irrigation Technology Adoption” NBER: Economic Perspectives on Water Resources, Climate Change, and Agricultural Sustainability, Virtual Meeting, May 12-13, 2022


“Producer Beliefs and Conservation Decisions: The Impact of Perceived Water Security on Irrigation Technology Adoption” Selected Paper, AAEA & WAEA Joint Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, August 1-3, 2021


Singletary, L.*, Koebele, E., Evans, W., Copp, C., Hockaday, S., Rego, J.J. (Accepted presentation). A collaborative research framework for co-producing knowledge to enhance climate resilience. University Council on Water Research, Annual Meeting, Greenville SC, June 2022.


Singletary, L.*, Koebele, E.*, & Alejandro Andrade-Rodriquez (Invited Panelists) International Visitor Leadership Program, Egypt Group, Water Policy, Modern Irrigation, and Desert Farming Panel with UNR Faculty. Reno NV, May 2022.