Native Waters on Arid Lands
Enhancing climate resilience on tribal lands

Native Waters on Arid Lands

Native Waters on Arid Lands is a five-year (2015-2020) project that partners researchers and extension experts with tribal communities in the Great Basin and American Southwest to collaboratively understand the impacts of climate change and to evaluate adaptation options for sustaining water resources and agriculture on tribal reservations. Learn more.

Our work

Learn about our goals, objectives, approach, project area and more.

Our team

Our project team is made up of researchers, extension experts and members of tribal communities of the Great Basin and American Southwest.


Information on upcoming and past events.

Climate Data

View climate projections for selected tribal reservations within the Native Waters study area.

NWAL Document Library
During the traditional knowledge breakout session, panelist Kapuna Kalani Souza joined the conversation via Skype.

New! Listen as we interview our project researchers about their work.

Dr. Michael Dettinger discusses past climates of the southwest and predictions for future change at NWAL's Climate Resilience Workshop on May 9, 2017.
Trent Teegerstrom
Dr. Kynda Curtis

Partner Organizations