Episode #78: Laura Briefer, Planning For SLC’s Water

Laura joins Matt in the studio to discuss all things related to water in the Salt Lake Valley. As the Director of the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities, her role is focused on ensuring that 350,000 residents reliably receive clean drinking water and can flush their toilets with sound mind that their waste will be properly disposed of. Laura describes the importance of our canyon streams to providing drinking water, her role in protecting the source waters of the Wasatch Front, and how the Department is preparing for climate change, which is a real concern for water security here in the Salt Lake Valley. She touches on the progress being made with the recent Salt Lake County Mountain Accord, and concludes with insight to how Salt Lake can be a leader in water resource planning going forward. Join Matt and Laura in their dynamic discussion of the challenges that face water in Utah!