Bridging the gap between science and decision-making

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.

The CCASS Advisory Team is made up of 15 highly engaged and interdisciplinary experts who work on adaptation from 9 different departments and organizations on campus.


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


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.


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