Who We Are

Carpe Diem West is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that leads a broad-based network of experts, advocates, economists, decision makers and scientists to address the profound impacts the growing climate crisis is having on water in the American West. 

Carpe Diem West was started in 2007 by a group of western water leaders acting on a shared belief that the growing climate crisis requires everyone in the field to think in new ways. It quickly began to work with a broad-based network of addressing the profound challenge of climate impacts on water resources in the American West.

All of us have a deep love for the American West. And the people of Carpe Diem West - our founders, our advisors, and our broader network - are committed to bringing their energy, talent and leadership to navigate the challenges ahead.