Western Water Assessment

Program Contact

Ursula Rick

ursula.rick@colorado.edu

303.735.8173

Western Water Assessment (WWA) is a university-based applied research program that addresses societal vulnerabilities to climate variability and climate change, particularly those related to water resources. While we are based in Boulder, Colorado, we work across the Intermountain West Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. Our mission is to conduct innovative research in partnership with decision makers in the Rocky Mountain West, helping them make the best use of science to manage for climate impacts. The WWA team is comprised of researchers in multiple disciplines climatology, hydrology, ecology, social sciences, and law at the University of Colorado-Boulder and several other institutions in the region. We work directly with stakeholders such as water managers to articulate research questions, and ensure that the research products will be usable in their planning and decision-making processes. Ultimately, our goal is to improve societal preparedness for climate variability and climate change.

  • Program Activity

    Location

    On Campus

    CIRES (Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences)

    Dates

    Ongoing

  • Program Activity

    Location

    In Colorado

    Dates

    Ongoing

  • Program Activity

    Location

    Outside Colorado

    Utah Wyoming

    Dates

    Ongoing

Sponsoring Units

  • Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)

Audiences Served

  • Government
  • Non-Profit Organization
  • Rural Communities
  • Urban Communities
  • Tribal Communities (in U.S.)