Lisa Dilling, the NC CASC Adaptation Co-Lead, is Professor of Environmental Studies, a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), and Director of the Western Water Assessment at the University of Colorado Boulder. The Western Water Assessment is a NOAA Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessment that studies and facilitates the use of climate information in decision making in the Intermountain West. Her scholarship focuses on decision making, the use of information, and science policy, to understand how we can best manage climate and weather risks. Her research topics include drought and urban water management, climate adaptation in cities and on public lands, carbon management, and geoengineering governance. She holds a PhD in biology from the University of California Santa Barbara. More about her current research projects and publications is available here.