The University of Arizona

Welcome | CCASS
  • Bridging the gap between science and decision-making

  • Managing risk in a complex, interdisciplinary context

  • Finding synergies between adaptation and mitigation

  • Preparing for transformational change and weather and climate extremes


The Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions (CCASS) launched an initiative in the fall of 2014 to help Hispanic and Native American communities in the U.S. Southwest understand and adapt to climate change.


On Feb. 4, CCASS visiting scholar Glynis Lough will talk at UA about the present status... More

About Us

Partner with CCASS

The world must increasingly adapt to global challenges stemming from a changing climate. Smart adaptation and a focus on preparedness for a wide range of possible future conditions put us all on sound footing. 

The Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions brings together a wealth of expertise at the University of Arizona to support sound management choices in the context of this change, linking science, information needs of managers, and decision-making. CCASS provides services and benefits to both stakeholders (from local, state, and federal employees to elected officials, tribes, businesses, and citizens) 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. Please join us in CCASS opportunities and efforts.


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Our trifold brochure offers 10 positive steps residents of southern Arizona can take to address and adapt to climate change.... more

Now Hiring for Student Position

The CCASS/Haury Native Nations Climate Adaptation Program seeks to hire an undergraduate student for part-time employment in... more


Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Talk on Water-Energy-Climate Nexus

Hear retired electric utility execuive Charles Bayless talk about the water-energy-climate nexus when he... more