Western Water Assessment (WWA) - RISA
Using multidisciplinary teams of experts in climate, water, law, and economics, the Western Water Assessment (WWA) provides information about regional vulnerabilities to climate variability and change, and develops information, products and processes to assist water-resource decision-makers throughout the Intermountain West.
This information, usually in the form of climate forecasts and regional vulnerability assessments, is designed to assist water-resource decision makers. Resources, projects, workshops and educational materials relevant to water resource managers are all available on their website.
The WWA is a joint effort between the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Earth System Research Laboratory. It is one of NOAA's Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessment (RISA) programs, which support climate research for decision-makers and policy planners at a regional level.
- University of Colorado at Boulder
- NOAA Climate Program Office
- Colorado Climate Preparedness Project Adaptation Database
- Climate Change in Colorado: A Synthesis to Support Water Resources Management and Adaptation (2014)
- Options for Improving Climate Modeling to Assist Water Utility Planning for Climate Change
- Climate Change in Colorado: A Synthesis to Support Water Resources Management and Adaptation (2008)
- Colorado Climate Preparedness Project: Final Report
- Colorado Climate Vulnerability Study
- Western Water Assessment's Intermountain West Climate Summary