Benet Duncan
Research Associate and Managing Director of Western Water Assessment
Cooperative Institute for Research Environmental Sciences (CIRES)

Dr. Benét Duncan is the Managing Director of Western Water Assessment, an applied climate research program based at CIRES in CU Boulder. She is responsible for directing and managing the daily and long-term activities of the operations of WWA, setting strategic direction for the program in consultation with the PI team, and interfacing with sponsors and partners. She also conducts research at the intersection of science and society, with a focus on sustained climate assessment and better connecting scientific information related to weather and climate with decision-makers. Prior to assuming the Managing Director role, Benét was Western Water Assessment's Climate Assessment Specialist, one of a small network of scientists at programs across the country working to advance sustained climate assessment. Benét has devoted her career to working across the science-policy interface in support of science-informed decision making and building climate resilience.