Arica Crootof

Renewable Energy Network Fellow
School of Geography and Development

Arica Crootof is a Ph.D. student in the School of Geography and Development and a research assistant at the Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy. Drawing on her interdisciplinary background, she is examining the complex interactions of water resources, energy production, and climate change in mountain communities. Collaborating with a team of international researchers, Arica is exploring how small hydropower development in the Indian Himalayas influences human welfare and ecosystem services as well as climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies. As a Carson Scholar, Arica is developing digital storytelling skills to illustrate the pressing challenges of energy development in mountain communities. She plans to use these digital narratives to connect her empirical studies with decision makers to inform small hydropower management and policy. 

Ph.D. Research in Nepal – Before and After: Part 1
January 26, 2017
By Arica Crootof

Accepted Scholar:



Thomas R. Brown Family Foundation

College of Engineering 

College of Science Galileo Circle

Graduate College

Arizona Institute for Resilience

Agnese Nelms Haury Program in Environment & Social Justice

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences