WWA NetworkThe WWA Network

WWA's work depends on our longstanding collaborations with colleagues at stakeholder entities, climate information providers, and research programs. Listed below are many of organizations with whom we are affiliated, and/or have partnered with us on one or more projects.


CIRES (Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences)
Our parent institute at the University of Colorado Boulder, CIRES is a joint institute with NOAA.

NOAA Earth Systems Research Lab (ESRL)
- Physical Science Division (PSD)
WWA has long ties with ESRL and PSD, and several WWA researchers are located at PSD.

Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR)
We share staff with CSTPR; several WWA researchers are affiliated with CSTPR.

National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), CIRES

Other University of Colorado programs

Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR)
Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment
Center for Advanced Decision Support for Water and Environmental Systems (CADSWES)

Environmental Studies (ENVS) Program

Regional Universities and Programs

Colorado Mesa University
- Water Center

Colorado State University
- Colorado Water Institute
University of Utah
Utah State University
University of Wyoming
- Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources
- Ruckelshaus Institute

RISA Programs

Climate Assessment for the Southwest (CLIMAS), U. of Arizona
California-Nevada Applications Program (CNAP), UC-San Diego
Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP), U. of Oklahoma and Louisiana State U.
Pacific Northwest Climate Impacts Research Consortium (CIRC), Oregon State U.
Map of all RISA programs from the NOAA Climate Program Office

State Climate Centers

Colorado Climate Center, Colorado State University
Utah Climate Center, Utah State University
Wyoming State Climate Office, University of Wyoming

Other Climate and Hydrology Information Providers

NOAA Colorado Basin River Forecast Center (CBRFC), Salt Lake City
NOAA NWS Denver-Boulder Weather Forecast Office, Boulder
Western Regional Climate Center (WRCC), Desert Research Institute, Reno

National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
US Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) - National Climate Assessment

DOI Climate Science Centers

Southwest Climate Science Center (SW CSC)
SW CSC is co-led by a 6-university consortium, including the University of Colorado Boulder, and the USGS
North-Central Climate Science Center (NC CSC)
NC CSC is co-led by a 9-university consortium, including the University of Colorado Boulder, and the USGS

USDA Regional Climate Hubs

Northern Plains Climate Hub, Fort Collins, CO - The Northern Plains Hub is a collaboration of the USDA's Agriculture Research Service, Forest Service, and Natural Resource Conservation Service

Water Providers and Agencies

US Bureau of Reclamation
- Lower Colorado Region
- Research and Development Office
Colorado Water Conservation Board
Colorado River District

Denver Water
Aurora Water
Northern Water
City of Boulder Utilities - Water Resources
Salt Lake City Dept. of Public Utilities

Weber Basin Water Conservancy District

Natural Resource Management and Conservation Entities

USDA Forest Service
- Rocky Mountain Research Station
- Shoshone National Forest
The Nature Conservancy
- Southwest Climate Change Initiative