Zack is an associate staff scientist at the Climate Assessment for the Southwest at the University of Arizona. At CLIMAS, Zack helps improve the use of and access to climate information for decision makers in the Southwest by leading the monthly publication of the Southwest Climate Outlook, an e-publication that highlights climate information important to people in the Southwest. Zack also helps CLIMAS respond to quick-turnaround, stakeholder-driven projects that include investigating climate and groundwater connections and assessing the regional needs for climate training.
Zack’s professional and academic interests focus on effectively communicating science and helping impoverished communities in developing countries become less vulnerable to climate change. To accomplish this, Zack draws on his Masters degree in Geology from the University of Colorado and his professional consulting background in hydrogeology and water resource planning. Zack also has worked for more than eight years in rural water development in Bolivia, South America, and he co-founded a non-profit organization that helps rural communities in the Bolivian Andes obtain clean water and be resilient to climate-driven changes in water supplies.
Topic or title of your dissertation/thesis:
Climate Change Impacts on Water Supplies and Viable Adaptation Strategies for Rural and Empoverished Communities in the Andes Mountains, South America