The University of Arizona

Christopher Scott | CCASS

Highlights

A new website focused on Scenario Planning for Climate Adaptation, adaptationscenarios.org, has been developed by CCASS and the DOI Southwest Climate Science Center. 

About Us

CCASS/NNCAP welcomes Valerie Small!

Dr. Valerie Small (Apsaalooke'-Crow) has joined the Native Nations Climate Adaptation Program as an Assistant Research Scientist. Dr. Small will be working with Tribes in the Southwest Region in collaboration with CCASS and NNCAP within the Institute of the Environment as well as the Southwest Climate Science Center (SW CSC). She will develop and deliver educational training modules to increase their environmental technical capacity in preparing for, as well as predicting near-term/future effects of climate change.

Prior to joining the UA, Valerie was a training consultant with Colorado State University, Natural Resource Ecology Lab (NREL), working with the North Central Climate Science Center. Her experience includes developing and conducting training and research to support North American Indigenous Tribes adaptation planning efforts to prepare for the effects of a warming climate.  

Christopher Scott

  • Degree: Ph.D., Hydrology, Cornell University, 1998
  • Programs/projects:
    • Strengthening Resilience of Riparian Social-Ecological Systems - Southwest U.S., Mexico, Peru (with support from National Science Foundation) http://aquasec.org/wrpg/research-projects/ecosystem-resilience/
    • Water Security in the Arid Americas - Chile, Argentina, Northeast Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Southwest U.S. (with support from Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research and Lloyds Register Foundation)
    • Water-Energy-Food Nexus (in collaboration with United Nations University and International Water Management Institute, with support from UA Water, Energy, Environmental Solutions; National Science Foundation; Lloyds Register Foundation) http://aquasec.org/wrpg/research-projects/water-energy-food-nexus/
  • Citations: See http://aquasec.org/wrpg/publications/
  • Employment and education highlights:
    • NOAA, National Weather Service, International Activities Office, 2005-06
    • International Water Management Institute (Asia Regional Director, 2001-05; Mexico Program Leader, 1999-2000)
    • NGO work in Nepal and India, 2001-05, 1987-89; Honduras, 1992-94
Areas of Expertise: 
Human Dimensions of Climate Change, International and Development, Public Policy and Governance, Scenario Planning, Transboundary Water, Water Conservation, Supply, and Demand, Water Quality and Wastewater
Geographic Expertise: 
Asia, Latin America and Caribbean, US/Canada
Languages: 
Hindi/Urdu, Spanish