Rushforth, Richard

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Richard Rushforth is an Assistant Research Professor in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Cyber Systems at Northern Arizona University. His research focuses on big data modeling of food, energy, and water systems to further the understanding of complex, coupled natural-human systems. His PhD is in Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering from Arizona State University. He also holds degrees from the University of Oxford (M.Sc. Waster Science, Policy, and Management) and the University of Arizona (M.S., Soil, Water, and Environmental Science; B.S., Environmental Science) as well as an M.B.A. from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

Selected publications

Rushforth, R.R. & Ruddell, B.L. (2018) A spatially detailed blue water footprint of the United States economy, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 22(5): 3007-3032. Find it here

Ahams, I.C., Paterson, W., Garcia, S., Rushforth, R., Ruddell, B.L. & Mejia, A. (2017) Water footprint of 65 mid- to large-sized U.S. cities and their metropolitan areas. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 53(5): 1147-1163. Find it here

Rushforth R.R. & Ruddell B.L. (2016) The vulnerability and resilience of a city’s water footprint: The case of Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. Water Resources Research, 52(4): 2698-2714. Find it here

Rushforth R.R. & Ruddell B.L. (2015) The hydro-economic interdependency of cities: Virtual water connections of the Phoenix, Arizona Metropolitan Area. Sustainability, 7: 8522–8547. Find it here

Rushforth, R.R., Adams, E.A. and Ruddell, B.L. (2013) Generalizing ecological, water and carbon footprint methods and their worldview assumptions using embedded resource accounting, Water Resources and Industry, 1-2: 77-90. Find it here