We prepare graduate researchers for careers that integrate science with management and policy while advancing Climate Adaptation Science for the threatened landscape of the Interior West.

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CAS Faculty David Tarboton to Lead $4M Collaborative Water Research Initiative

Through a collaborative effort aimed at improving HydroShare, Utah State University hydrologists are revolutionizing the way scientific data is stored and shared among scientists around the globe.

CAS Faculty Flint and Horsburgh Publish on Data Management Dimensions of Social Water Science

In their paper based on experiences in the iUTAH project and published in the Journal of the American Water Resources Association, the authors describe complexities associated with integrating social and hydrologic sciences.

CAS Faculty Phaedra Budy Uses Artificial Warmth to Simulate Climate Change in Arctic Lakes

Led by Phaedra Budy, head of the Fish Ecology Lab at Utah State University, a team of researchers is using artificial warming equipment to study effects of climate change in one of the fastest-warming regions in the world.

USU Biologist Michelle Baker Receives Pioneers of Progress Award

Utah State University professor of Biology, Michelle Baker, who leads water research efforts in the state as the project director of iUTAH, was recognized for her pioneering efforts in science and technology.

Research Team Predicts Multi-Year U.S. Drought and Fire Conditions

The next mega-droughts and subsequent active wildfire seasons for the western U.S. might be predictable a full year in advance, extending well beyond the current seasonal forecast and helping segments of the economy related to agriculture, water management, and forestry.