Coastal cities host 52% of the world's population, and are likely to be highly susceptible to the effects of changes in climate. Yet, much remains to be understood about specific vulnerabilities in particular cities as well as commonalities that can be addressed through mitigation and adaptation across US cities and around the globe. One dominant impact of climate change that has not received significant attention is the impact on water quality, quantity, and provision. With the proposed research in the Tampa Bay Region Socioecosystem (TBRS), we contribute a site-specific study of the interactions between climate change, power relations and ecohydrology, furthering our understanding of socioecological complex systems. Climate change and water resource management are two extremely contentious challenges facing the TBRS; using a complex socioecological systems framework to conceptually and empirically link the two will contribute to local and regional problem solving.