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Navigating the Intersection: Western Water, Climate Change & Public Health 

Whether you’re a water utility manager in Colorado, a public health director in California, or a water justice activist in Arizona, climate-driven changes in western water are already having direct impacts on public health. What lies ahead and how do we work together? Our latest webinar explored these issues and more. View the webinar recording here.

Moderator Dr. Tracy Delaney and presenters Laura Briefer and Dr. Linda Rudolph
1. Present key findings from recent interviews and research
2. Highlight data and science to inform decision-making
3. Build dialogue among experts in the field

To learn more, please visit the Water is Life webpage.
This is the first of a three-part webinar series hosted by Carpe Diem West. Future Topics:

  • Hot Geography, Date TBD
  • Federal Policy Action: Where are we headed? Date TBD

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Dr. Tracy Delaney
, Ph.D., R.D., is Executive Director of the Public Health Alliance of Southern California (Alliance). Tracy has a proven track record of successfully spearheading innovative, multidisciplinary initiatives resulting integration of health within land use and transportation, food systems and regional community indicators.

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Laura Briefer
is Director of Salt Lake City Public Utilities. Salt Lake City is already working to address the impacts of a warming climate on their water resources and the resulting health consequences. During the webinar, Laura presented specific steps Salt Lake City Public Utilities is taking to protect their communities, water supply, and environment.

Linda Rudolph

Dr. Linda Rudolph
is a national expert on the health effects of climate change and a top policy advisor in this field. She’ll gave an overview of the current health impacts of climate-change impacts on water we’re seeing in the American West.


Blog Carpe Diem West staff and advisors explore issues related to western water and climate change.

What's New Find out what's new in the field with updates from the Carpe Diem West Network.

Interviews Western water leaders speak firsthand about the latest issues and happenings.

Press See the latest commentary from Carpe Diem West network leaders quoted in the media.

Webinars Our webinars engage subject matter experts and practitioners in the field in a detailed discussion of issues at the intersection of water and climate change.