Alliance of Regional Collaboratives for Climate Adaptation (ARCCA)
California’s Alliance of Regional Collaboratives for Climate Adaptation (ARCCA) was formed in early 2012 to coordinate regional and local efforts in preparing California for the impacts of climate change. ARCCA currently brings together five regional collaboratives from across the state including San Diego, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, and the Sierras. The collaboratives are supporting local climate partners in projects to enhance resiliency and adaptation at the community level.
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
AASTHO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. It represents all five transportation modes: air, highways, public transportation, rail, and water. AASHTO serves as a liaison between state departments of transportation and the Federal government, and provides technical leadership and assistance to states. AASHTO's policy development, standards setting, and technical activities are the product of volunteer state department of transportation personnel who work through the organization's committee structure.
American Water Resources Association
Founded in 1964, the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) is a non-profit professional association dedicated to the advancement of men and women in water resources management, research, and education. The AWRA houses a wide variety of water resources experts including engineers, educators, foresters, biologists, ecologists, geographers, managers, regulators, hydrologists and attorneys.
American Water Works Association (AWWA)
With over 60,000 members and over 4,700 utility members, the American Water Works Association is the authoritative resource on safe water, providing knowledge, information and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond.
AmeriCorps - Corporation for National and Community Service
Founded in 1994, AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at 21,600 unique sites including nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. The Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that hosts the AmeriCorps program, works to help millions of Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service.
American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP)
The American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) is an association that brings together the leading professionals from a variety of sectors working to increase climate resilience across the U.S. The Georgetown Climate Center and ASAP partnered to develop an ASAP member portal on the Clearinghouse designed to provide a one-stop-shop to help members find resources popular among other ASAP professionals, along with resources highlighted in ASAP newsletters, produced by ASAP members, or featured in ASAP webinars.
American Planning Association (APA)
The American Planning Association (APA), with 38,000 members in more than 100 countries, is a professional association that represents urban planning professionals in the United States. The APA serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas related to urban planning and its Web site provides access to numerous resources related to climate change and its impacts in urban environments. Through its Hazard Planning Center, APA offers information on practices to promote resilience and reduce regional and local impacts of natural disasters.
American Public Health Association (APHA)
APHA is concerned with the public health implications of climate change - from effects on drinking water supply, to changes in vector-borne diseases, to extreme weather events. They have a particular focus on the adverse effects to vulnerable populations and sensitive communities. APHA advocates for climate change and transportation policies that promote public health and the environment; linking transportation choices and climate change, and supporting a role for public health in climate change prevention and response.
Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program
The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) is one of five Working Groups of the Arctic Council. The primary function of AMAP is to advise the governments of the eight Arctic countries (Canada, Denmark/Greenland, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States) on matters relating to threats to the Arctic region from pollution, and associated issues including climate change.
Arid Lands Institute
The Arid Land Institute (ALI) is established on “design innovation at the nexus of water, energy and climate change.” ALI provides educational and research opportunities in the Los Angeles, California region - to train designers and citizens to innovate in response to hydrologic variability brought on by climate change, in any region.