Arizona Institute for Resilient Environments and Societies
Arizona Institute for Resilient Environments and Societies (AIRES) 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. Led by Sharon Collinge, AIRES explores and develops solutions with campus and community partners that will serve human and natural communities across the globe. Further, as part of the UArizona Office of Research Innovation & Impact, led by Senior Vice President, Dr. Betsy Cantwell, AIRES builds a robust web of environmental connections across colleges and departments that collectively make up Arizona Environment.
AIRES 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. Looking to the future, AIRES will help individuals, businesses and communities manage risk and find opportunities associated with solving the climate crisis.
AIRES focuses on solutions that engage a full array of disciplines, professional schools, international capacity, and entrepreneurial opportunities. The AIRES themes that form the cross-campus Arizona Environment structure encourage solution-focused research in topics such as climate science, adaptation and resilience solutions; national security and the environment; data, informatics and modeling; biodiversity, conservation and ecosystems; and many more.
AIRES supports transformation toward an anti-racist and more equitable society by pursuing actionable solutions to local and global environmental problems that are rooted in social, racial, and environmental justice. For more information visit environment.arizona.edu/jedi.
Arizona Institute for Resilient Environments and Societies (AIRES) at the University of Arizona sits on the ancestral homelands of the Tohono O’odham and Pascua Yaqui/Yoeme people whose relationships with this land continue to this day. We offer gratitude to the land and the people who have stewarded it for generations, and commit to sustaining relationships that recognize and acknowledge the people, cultures, and histories that make up our community.
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