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Climate Adaptation

Climate Adaptation

South Central CASC Project Highlights by State

Click below to see some of our own research that is helping to inform climate adaptation efforts in the South Central U.S.


Climate Adaptation Tools

There are more ways to adapt to a variable and changing climate than could be described on a single page, but this is where decision makers, communities and individuals can begin. To help you start your climate adaptation process, we have provided a few tools.


Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange (CAKE)

This website is the perfect way to get started on learning about climate adaptation! Explore topics, regions or adaptation phases and share lessons or ideas with others in the field. Click here to begin!

Photo: Courtesy of Cake.org

Also from Cake.org: Extremes to Ex-Streams: Ecological Drought Adaptation in a Changing Climate


The Climate Interpreter: Climate Blog, is an excellent resource for those looking to learn more about a changing climate through collaboration and communications. Learn more here.


Tools for Climate Adaptation Planning

This resource should assist you with finding the best strategy to start the adaptation planning process.

Assessing Vulnerability 

A collaborative piece on the assessment vulnerability to climate change is recommended for better  prepare for adaptation planning.

Implications of Climate Change for the Water Supply of the Chisos Mountains Developed Area

Approaches to Working with Climate Adaptation in U.S. National Parks

Social Vulnerability & Adaptive Capacity

When beginning to plan, consider the social aspects and impacts of climate variability. This paper from the United States Department of Agriculture gives insight into the key details of social vulnerability. 

Lessons in Climate Change Adaptation

A summary of lessons learned from Tribal innovations related to climate change adaptation.

Using Information from Global Climate Models to Inform Policymaking

A report by CASC researchers and partners provides an overview of global climate models in a risk management context and how it will be used. 

Climate Change Scenario Planning for Resource Stewardship