Arizona Institute for Resilience
Solutions for Environment and Society
Changing the world starts at home. Join us as we chart the course towards a more vibrant, sustainable planet.
We turn science into actionable, community-oriented solutions. Our focus is resilience, the practice of designing environmental and social systems to anticipate and integrate with global change.
Grounded in the sciences, we bring together researchers, educators, problem-solvers, and innovators from diverse disciplines – engineering, humanities, economics, public policy, law, the arts, and beyond – to develop innovative and practical solutions to the environmental and resilience challenges we face today.
Resilience Theme Grants
Apply by Friday, March 17, 2023 at 5:00 PM
The Arizona Institute for Resilience seeks to fund an interdisciplinary team to develop and execute a creative and inspiring year-long agenda of events and activities focused on a single, resilience-related theme-of-the-year for 2023–2024. Proposals for the theme-of-the-year will include description of a variety of activities, such as research-focused seminars, workshops, or working groups; public talks that engage broad community audiences; educational field trips or other student experiences; and film, art, or literary approaches to investigation of and communication on this topic.
We Must Save the Drought-Stricken Colorado River—Here's How
The Colorado River is in trouble, and so are the water supplies of seven U.S. states, dozens of Native American Tribes, and parts of northwestern Mexico. Recent news reports have focused almost exclusively on the current megadrought, but the underlying management system of the river needs urgent attention. It is alarming to see the institutions we depend on starting to unravel.
Global alarm system watches for methane superemitters
Methane is a stealthy greenhouse gas, erupting unpredictably from sources such as pipelines and gas fields. Scientists have wanted to catch these emitters in the act. In the past, watchdogs had to monitor likely sites from the ground or by airplane. Now, massive, short-lived leaks can be detected automatically, from space, anywhere in the world—a first step toward plugging them and slowing climate change.
UArizona researchers expand humanitarian and resilience efforts with grants from USAID
The Arizona Initiative for Resilience and Development, or AIRID, connects university researchers with communities, countries and other research partners to develop solutions and build resilience to global stresses such as climate change, COVID-19, and the rising cost of food and fertilizer due to the war in Ukraine, to name a few.
AIR Student Showcase on March 22, 2023
Celebrate and learn with our students and partners from Earth Grant, Diana Liverman Scholars, and the Indigenous Correspondents Program!