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Southwest Practitioners Adaptation Network (SPAN)

The Southwest Practitioners Adaptation Network builds capacity for actionable climate change adaptation solutions and SPANs the boundaries between science and decision-making. Through a network of networks, SPAN links climate adaptation and assessment practitioners with resources through knowledge nodes and communities of practice – building stronger partnerships across the U.S. Southwest. 

The goals of SPAN are to: 

  • Strengthen existing and build new relationships among climate adaptation and assessment practitioners and organizations in the region. 

  • Identify gaps and needs in our stakeholder and practitioner networks. 

  • Generate synergy and momentum for future engagement among partners and stakeholder groups. 

  • Position this emergent network to take tangible action. 


Become a Member of SPAN!

Learn more about what it means to become a member of SPAN and sign up to be part of this growing network in the Southwest.

The Arizona Institutes for Resilience (AIR)

Arizona Institutes for Resilience: Solutions for the Environment and Society (AIR) coordinates interdisciplinary groups of faculty, students and projects across the University of Arizona’s campus, from climate science to public policy, law, the arts, water resources and beyond. AIR includes many centers, institutes, and programs that work together to build a “Roadmap to Resilience,” drawing on the expertise of many colleges and departments to promote partnerships and interdisciplinary activities. Explore the AIR website to learn more about this new institute.

The Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions

SPAN is run out of the Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions (CCASS), part of the new Arizona Institutes for Resilience (AIR) at the University of Arizona. CCASS brings together a wealth of expertise at UArizona to support sound management choices in the context of climate change, linking science, information needs of managers, and decision-making. CCASS provides services and benefits to both stakeholders and affiliates from the university as they work to connect rapidly evolving scientific understanding of a changing climate with management practices in the U.S. and internationally. Explore the CCASS website to learn more about the work we do to support collaborations and advance the field of adaptation to find solutions to some of our most pressing climate problems.

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