Water and its associated climate threats may be the easiest impact to envision in the arid west. As the climate changes in Utah with potential for unpredictable and variable changes in snow and rainfall and extreme heat events; understanding the outcomes and standing to meet the challenges will require concerted action.
This meeting will be the first of a series of events and meetings that will bring together experts from various fields to present topics pertaining to climate change and water and to facilitate discussions about climate specific water issues faced in Utah.
In addition to Educational presentations from academics and professionals working on water resource topics, there will be facilitated discussions around:
• Best practices sharing on numerous topics including: • Techniques and resources for water storage/usage in climate adaptation analysis • Infrastructure and Resiliency planning • Funding sources for Analysis, Infrastructure, and Planning• Cross sector networking for greater visibility and impacts of projects, programs, and resources.• Priorities, needs, and goals of academics and professionals working in the intersection of water and climate change.
This event is being convened by Utah Climate Action Network - a partnership between government, research institutions, non-profits/foundations, faith-based organizations, the private sector, and individuals working to address climate change in Utah. We are focused on supporting, sharing, and amplifying the initiatives and projects of our members to work on actionable solutions in response to climate change – from energy efficiency to water infrastructure planning. We aim to build leadership and collaboration statewide through public engagement, education, policy support and technical assistance.