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

Study of Snake River headwaters will lead $20 million climate change grant
  • Jan 6, 2023, 1:01 PM
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Jackson Hole News & Guide - Scientists in Snake River headwaters will lead a $20 million grant that the National Science Foundation awarded to the University of Wyoming to study how climate change will impact streamflows, aquatic ecosystems and vegetations and the communities and people that use the watersheds.

WyACT workshop with stakeholder groups at the UW-NPS Research Station, AMK Ranch.
  • Nov 3, 2022, 12:52 PM
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The purpose of this workshop was to understand the Teton context and stakeholder concerns in order to design a integrated pilot project that is relevant, legitimate, and salient while bounded enough to accomplish during the next 1-2 years.