This article was published in Climate.gov's "Decision Maker's Take 5" section
Laura Briefer is the Water Resources Manager with the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities. She also co-authored a study with the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences and Western Water Assessment that investigated how rising temperatures could challenge Salt Lake City’s water supply. The study “Planning for an Uncertain Future: Climate Change Sensitivity Assessment toward Adaptation Planning for Public Water Supply” was published in the journal Earth Interactions in November 2013.
I'm Emily Greenhalgh, a Boston-based science writer, editor, and illustrator.