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Water Sector Organizations

Organizations that work on adaptation in the water sector are listed below.

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World Resources Institute (WRI)

World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global research organization focused on sustaining natural resources, which the organization considers to be the foundation of economic opportunity and human well-being. WRI conducts independent research, tests solutions, and informs government policies, business strategies, and civil society action.




Wisconsin Sea Grant

Wisconsin Sea Grant is a statewide program of basic and applied research, education, and outreach and technology transfer dedicated to the stewardship and sustainable use of the nation's Great Lakes and ocean resources. The program's primary areas of focus are in aquaculture, aquatic invasive species, coastal engineering, marine and aquatic science education, fisheries, geographic information systems, habitat restoration, water quality and water safety.   Research projects focused on climate change adaptation of coastal communities are being done on behalf of the Great Lakes Sea Grant Network, with funding from NOAA's Climate Program Office.




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.




Western States Water Council (WSWC)

The Western States Water Council is an organization consisting of representatives appointed by the governors of 18 western states. Since its creation, through adoption of a resolution at the Western Governors' Conference in 1965, the Council has striven to fulfill its chartered purposes. The purposes of the Council are: (1) to accomplish effective cooperation among western states in the conservation, development and management of water resources; (2) to maintain vital state prerogatives, while identifying ways to accommodate legitimate federal interests; (3) to provide a forum for the exchange of views, perspectives, and experiences among member states; and (4) to provide analysis of federal and state developments in order to assist member states in evaluating impacts of federal laws and programs and the effectiveness of state laws and policies.




Western States Federal Agency Support Team (WestFAST)

The Western States Federal Agency Support Team (WestFAST) is a collaboration between 12 Federal agencies with water management responsibilities in the West (Environmental Protection Agency, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, , U. S. Geological Survey, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U. S. Forest Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, U. S. Department of Defense, U. S. Dept. of Energy, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration).




Western Resource Advocates (WRA)

Western Resource Advocates (WRA) is a non-profit environmental law and policy organization with offices in seven states: Colorado, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Idaho. WRA collaborates with conservation groups, hunters and fishermen, ranchers, American Indians, and others to: 1) advance clean energy to reduce pollution and global climate change, 2) promote urban water conservation and river restoration, 3) defend special public lands from energy development and unauthorized off-road vehicle travel, 4) reduce air and water pollution and harmful climate change, 5) protect habitat for threatened, endangered, and sensitive plant and animal species, 6) protect terrestrial, aquatic, and riparian ecosystems, 7) maintain the integrity of public lands, and 8) achieve environmentally sustainable management of energy, land, and water resources.




Western Governors' Association (WGA)

The Western Governors' Association is an independent, nonprofit organization representing the Governors of 19 states and three US-Flag Pacific islands. Through their Association, the Governors identify and address key policy and governance issues that include natural resources, the environment, human services, economic development, intergovernmental relations and international relations. Governors use the WGA to develop and advocate policies that reflect regional interests and relationships in debates at the national and state levels.




Water Utility Climate Alliance (WUCA)

The Water Utility Climate Alliance (WUCA) provides leadership and collaboration on climate change issues affecting the country's drinking water utilities. WUCA is developing partnerships with the climate science community, provides feedback on climate change research and data, and supports additional climate change research on a regional and sub-regional basis.




Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI)

The mission of the Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) is to identify the state’s ever-changing research needs, to motivate and support research by qualified scientists, and to provide for technology transfer. 




Water Research Foundation

With a mission of advancing the science of water, the Water Research Foundation is a member-supported, international, nonprofit organization that sponsors research to enable water utilities, public health agencies, and other professionals to provide safe and affordable drinking water to consumers. This foundation sponsors a research program that is responsive to the needs of the water supply community; identifies the practical benefits of research findings and delivers this knowledge to stakeholders throughout the water supply community; and cultivates partnerships with organizations around the world to leverage funding and share expertise.