By Chris Yankee
CU Boulder and Deloitte together launched a Climate Innovation Collaboratory in 2022 to translate cuttingedge climate research and data into meaningful climate solutions for federal, state and local government agencies and communities.
CU Boulder is a powerhouse of research and proven interdisciplinary approaches in the climate sciences and innovative technology solutions. Deloitte, an audit, tax and advisory service company, specializes in helping government agencies mitigate the impacts of climate change and achieve climate equity, resilience and sustainability goals.
The collaboration will expand government access to critical climate data and science, encourage the exchange of public information, and support the work being done at CU Boulder’s 12 research institutes and more than 75 research centers.
The collaboratory is ramping up with two research and technology development projects addressing environmental challenges in the western U.S., including one project on wildfire risk assessments and another project on drought mitigation.
Photo: Researchers work on a project to develop a blockchain and sensor platform for groundwater conservation in California.