Bridging the gap between
science and decision-making


The Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions is a unit within the Arizona Institute for Resilience (AIR).

Learn More About Us

Our vision is a more resilient world that incorporates science into sound management choices in the context of global change. 

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.

We provide 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.


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Advisory Team

The CCASS Advisory Team is made up of 17 highly engaged and interdisciplinary experts who work on adaptation from 10 different departments and organizations on campus.

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Find an Expert

CCASS collaborates with 45+ individuals on campus involved in adaptation projects around the world. We leverage knowledge and expertise from many different disciplines.

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Theme Areas

CCASS supports new ways of thinking. We serve as a convener of people, ideas, and processes. Our work aims to foster collaboration, resilience, and adaptation.

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Colorado River Work

CCASS works on multiple projects related to the Colorado River. We collaborate with stakeholders across the basin to contribute ideas for future river management.

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