Claire Zucker

Associate Director - Water Resources Research Center (WRRC)
Program Director - Water, Environmental, and Energy Solutions Initiative (WEES)

Adaptation Work and Employment Highlights:

Claire Zucker is the Program Director for the Water, Environmental, and  Energy Solutions (WEES) Initiative under the University of Arizona's Technology and Research Initiative Fund (TRIF). She also works with the Water Resources Research Center, which is both a University Extension unit and one of 54 federally designated water institutes across the country. The WEES program works to strengthen University of Arizona's research, industry partnering, and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Prior to working at UA she was the Sustainability Program Director at Pima Association of Governments (PAG). During her 23 years at PAG she worked extensively with municipalities, agencies, business, non-profits and citizens with a focus on the interface between environmental resource management and urban planning.


  • B.S., Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee,
  • M.S., Geological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1990
Geographic Area
Expertise Area
Interdisciplinary Problem-Solving
Planning and Land Use
Program Evaluation
Public Policy and Governance
Stakeholder Engagement and Outreach
Sustainability Options and Infrastructure
Water Conservation, Supply, and Demand
Water Quality and Wastewater