The WWA Team

The WWA Team is comprised of accomplished researchers in varied disciplines—climatology, hydrology, ecology, social sciences, and law—at the University of Colorado-Boulder and several other institutions in the region. WWA is led by five Principal Investigators who direct the research program, assisted by staff who support both research and integrating activities such as outreach and communications.

WWA Research Leadership and Staff

CIRES = Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
CSTPR = Center for Science & Technology Policy Research
INSTAAR = Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research


Kristen Averyt

Lisa Dilling, Director and Principal Investigator
Associate Professor, Environmental Studies
Fellow of CIRES
University of Colorado Boulder
ldilling@colorado.edu

Benét Duncan

Benét Duncan, Managing Director
Research Associate, CIRES
University of Colorado Boulder
benet.duncan@colorado.edu

Jeff Lukas

Jeff Lukas, Research Integration Specialist (Colorado/Wyoming)
Associate Scientist, CIRES
University of Colorado Boulder
303-735-2698
lukas@colorado.edu

Sath Arens

Liz Payton, Colorado River Basin Assessment Specialist
Research Assistant, CIRES
University of Colorado Boulder
elizabeth.payton@colorado.edu

Sath Arens

Seth Arens, Research Integration Specialist (Utah)
CIRES
University of Colorado Boulder
wwa.arens@gmail.com

Joseph Barsugli

Joseph Barsugli, Lead Researcher and Principal Investigator
Research Scientist, CIRES
University of Colorado Boulder
Affiliate, NOAA Earth Systems Research Laboratory
joseph.barsugli@noaa.gov

Ben Livneh

Ben Livneh, Lead Researcher and Principal Investigator
Research Scientist, CIRES
University of Colorado Boulder
Affiliate, NOAA Earth Systems Research Laboratory
ben.livneh@colorado.edu

Noah Molotch

Noah Molotch, Lead Researcher and Principal Investigator
Associate Professor, Geography
Fellow of INSTAAR
University of Colorado Boulder
noah.molotch@colorado.edu

William Travis

William Travis, Lead Researcher and Principal Investigator
Associate Professor, Geography
University of Colorado Boulder
william.travis@colorado.edu

Research Team

Jeff Deems

Jeff Deems
Research Scientist, CIRES
University of Colorado Boulder
deems@nsidc.org

Jennifer Henderson

Jennifer Henderson
Research Scientist, CIRES
University of Colorado Boulder Affiliate
NOAA Earth Systems Research Laboratory
Jennifer.Henderson-1@colorado.edu

Joseph Kasprzyk

Joseph Kasprzyk
Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
University of Colorado Boulder
joseph.kasprzyk@colorado.edu

Kelly Mahoney

Kelly Mahoney
Research Scientist, CIRES
University of Colorado Boulder
Affiliate, NOAA Earth Systems Research Laboratory
kelly.mahoney@noaa.gov

Rebecca Morss

Rebecca Morss
Scientist III
Regional Climate Research
NCAR Earth System Laboratory
morss@ucar.edu

Ami Nacu-Schmidt

Ami Nacu-Schmidt
Outreach Coordinator, CSTPR
University of Colorado Boulder
ami.nacu-schmidt@colorado.edu

Noah Molotch

Mark Raleigh
Postdoctoral Researcher, CIRES
University of Colorado Boulder
mark.raleigh@colorado.edu

Andrea Ray

Imtiaz Rangwala
Research Scientist, CIRES
University of Colorado Boulder
Affiliate, NOAA Earth Systems Research Laboratory
imtiaz.rangwala@colorado.edu

Andrea Ray

Andrea Ray
Physical Scientist
NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory
andrea.ray@noaa.gov

Olga Wilhelmi

Olga Wilhelmi
Project Scientist III
Climate Science & Applications Program
NCAR Research Applications Laboratory
olgaw@ucar.edu

Heather Yocum

Heather Yocum
Research Scientist, CIRES
University of Colorado Boulder
heather.yocum@noaa.gov

 

Graduate Students

Katie Clifford

Katie Clifford
Geography (W. Travis)
University of Colorado Boulder
katie.clifford@colorado.edu


Research Collaborators