WyACT: Wyoming Anticipating Climate Transitions

WyACT facilitates co-production of knowledge to enable cutting edge science that helps Wyoming communities anticipate and adapt to climate change impacts on water.


WyACT will establish lasting and nationally competitive capabilities and infrastructure that improves predictive understanding of the coupled human-environment impacts of climate change on water availability. WyACT will enable Wyoming’s communities to anticipate and prepare for significant and lasting changes in water availability.


Our mission is to 1) implement a transdisciplinary framework of co-production of knowledge that directly involves Wyoming communities, sovereign tribes and government; 2) improve representation of socioeconomic, ecological, and hydrological interactions in integrated models that predict responses to climate change induced reductions in water availability and associated disturbances; and 3) enhance the economic development of Wyoming by leveraging investments in cyberinfrastructure, workforce development and statewide, regional and national partnerships. 

Diagram showing the links in biophysical and socioeconomic models to be used and their integration using co-produced scenarios

News & Updates

UW and Partners Provide Grants for Climate Change Adaptation
  • Sep 20, 2023, 1:45 PM
  • admin

Western Water Assessment and the University of Wyoming Center for Climate, Water and People awarded three recipients grants through the “Adapting to Climate Change in Wyoming” program.

$20 Million Grant Jumpstarts Wyoming Climate Resiliency Work
  • Feb 14, 2023, 2:03 PM
  • ddupless

The Snake River Headwaters just outside of Jackson, Wyoming will be the subject of a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation to better understand how climate change will affect stream flows, aquatic ecosystems and the communities and individuals who rely on them.