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The University of Arizona is a land grant institution with a history of research and community engagement on environmental issues, including climate change and adaptation. Centers such as The Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions (CCASS) brings together a wealth of expertise at the University of Arizona to support sound management choices in the context of climate change, linking science, information needs of managers, and decision-making. CCASS provides services and benefits to both stakeholders and affiliates from the UA as they work to connect rapidly evolving scientific understanding of a changing climate with management practices in the U.S. and internationally.

Adaptation Phase
  • Assessment
  • Awareness
  • Evaluation
  • Implementation
  • Integration/Mainstream
  • Planning
  • Sharing Lessons
Sector Addressed
  • Agriculture
  • Aquaculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Justice
  • Conservation / Restoration
  • Culture/communities
  • Development (socioeconomic)
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Education / Outreach
  • Energy
  • Land Use Planning
  • Policy
  • Public Health
  • Research
  • Rural / Indigenous Livelihoods
  • Transportation / Infrastructure
  • Water Resources
  • Wildlife
Service Type
  • Change Policy and Law
  • Communicate and Engage
  • Measure and Learn
  • Plan
  • Shift Management Practices and Recurring Behavior
  • International
  • North America
  • United States
  • Southwest

Solutions Offered

Work Experience
Several centers at the University of Arizona provide multiple services, as well as individual faculty through their research agendas. Centers of interest include CCASS (Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions), CLIMAS (Climate Assessment for the Southwest) a NOAA-funded RISA (Regional Integrated Science Assessment), and SWCASC (SouthWest Climate Adaptation Science Center) funded through USGS.