Center for Climate, Water and People

The Center for Climate, Water and People (CCWP) envisions a West where all residents thrive amid a changing climate.

Our mission is to foster interdisciplinary research, education, and climate service offerings related to the challenges and opportunities posed by shifts in climate and water availability.  We are a group of interdisciplinary scholars and practitioners who partner with rural, Tribal, and urban communities across Wyoming and the West. Our work is dependent on deep listening, addressing inequities, integrating different ways of knowing, contextual awareness, and responsive, collaborative action. Our research activities bring together observational data, integrated modeling, and reciprocal learning to create actionable and relevant knowledge for decision-making. Our education activities build capacity across age groups to understand and respond to change. Our climate services activities leverage in-house expertise to build community capacity for climate change assessment, planning and response.