I am currently a Research Associate at the University of Alberta’s Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology. As part of an ALMA funded project, I am collaborating with the Watershed Science and Modelling Laboratory. Our study aims to evaluate the impact of climate change on irrigated and dry cropland use in the South Saskatchewan River Basin (SSRB) of Alberta. We are using a mathematical programming model to analyze the overall composition of crops grown within the eastern, western, and Bow river irrigation districts in the SSRB while optimizing net returns for producers. Our model will evaluate cropland use under current climate conditions, as well as potential future climate change scenarios.