2022 Southwest Adaptation Forum

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The 2022 SWAF, hosted by the Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (CASC), the South Central CASCUSDA Southwest Climate Hub, and Southwest Decision Resources, will be held at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, NM (2401 12th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104). SWAF will begin in the afternoon of October 10th, and end in the afternoon of October 12th, and will build on work started at the 2018 and 2021 SWAFs, further exploring topics relevant to adaptation practitioners in the Southwest, such as cultural burning, drought, and ecosystem transformation. 

The 2022 SWAF will be held at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico and will begin in the afternoon of Monday, October 10th, and end in the afternoon of Wednesday, October 12th. There will be no fee to attend.

In-person space is limited for this event, so please apply as quickly as you can (note that we will close the application form on Sept. 30th). You will be notified via email if your application is accepted to attend SWAF 2022 (if so, this application will also serve as your event registration).

For Federal employees wishing to participate, we realize you may not get approval to attend until the last minute, however there is no fee for SWAF 2022, so please apply now. Limited travel support will be made available to Tribal members and those who work for Tribal organizations. If you plan to request travel support, please complete this application form by August 21st.  Information about lodging as well as a limited virtual option will be forthcoming. 

The point of contact for application and travel funding questions is Sarah LeRoy at the Southwest CASC (sary21@arizona.edu). 

               Apply Here BY SEPT 30!                                     SWAF 2022 Agenda                

SWAF Statement on Indigenous People’s Day

To honor the extensive and deep-rooted contributions of Indigenous peoples to the culture, prosperity, and governance of the Southwest, and in keeping with President Biden’s 2021 Proclamation on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the hosts of the Southwest Adaptation Forum have chosen to begin our 2022 meeting on October 10 (a Federal holiday) and to incorporate speakers, activities, and principles that celebrate those contributions. Participating on this day will mean sacrificing a holiday for many of us, and we truly are grateful for your willingness to do so. We have designed a program that we believe will reward you with meaningful relationships, better understanding of adaptation needs, and the insights from hearing others’ perspectives.

Hotel Information

As SWAF 2022 approaches, we urge you to organize your travel and lodging arrangements. There are a number of hotels located near the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center


Holiday Inn Express and Suites 

2300 12th St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
(505) 842-5000

TownePlace Suites by Marriot 

2510 12th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
(505) 314-8201

Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown 

411 McKnight Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 242-5228

Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn 

1015 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
(505) 843-9500


SWAF 2022 - Hotel Information