Water-Related Centers and Resources

Centers and Institutes

Arizona Institute for Resilient Environments and Societies (AIRES)

AIRES coordinates interdisciplinary programs and groups of faculty, students, and projects across the UA campus to develop practical, applied solutions that further resilience in our natural and human communities.

Biosphere 2

Biosphere 2 aims to advance our understanding of the natural and human-made environment through unique research and experimentation, interdisciplinary science training and education, and leadership in initiatives that address the grand challenges to sustaining Earth systems and quality of life.

Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions (CCASS)

CCASS brings together a wealth of expertise at the University of Arizona to support sound management choices in the context of climate change, linking science, information needs of managers, and decision-making.

Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy

The Udall Center's primary mission is to facilitate, analyze, and provide evidence-based options for solutions to major policy issues through research, education, and public service.

Water and Energy Sustainable Technology (WEST) Center

The WEST Center is the University’s leading facility in the development of new technologies that deal with water scarcity and reuse.

Water Resources Research Center (WRRC)

The WRRC aims to tackle key water policy and management issues, empower informed decision-making, and enrich understanding through engagement, education, and applied research.


Colorado River Conversations Program

This program facilitates interdisciplinary, science-based conversations to contribute ideas for future management of the Colorado, setting the stage for renegotiating the Interim Guidelines for Lower Basin Shortages and Coordinated Operations for Lake Powell and Lake Mead

Water Solutions for Our Warmer World Webinar Series

A six-part webinar series focusing on finding innovative and collaborative solutions to the world’s most pressing water issues put on by AIRES, the Udall Center, and the WRRC.