Utah Hazard Planning Tool Workshop
Western Water Assessment convened an online workshop with Utah stakeholders on January 19th to introduce the Utah Hazard Planning Tool and to discuss hazard and climate adaptation planning. The online workshop drew over 30 Utah stakeholders representing local government, state and federal agencies. The Utah Hazard Planning Tool, developed in collaboration with the Southern Climate Impacts Program, is a resource that provides information about past, present and future hazard risk specific to Utah. Information about eleven hazards is presented in the resource and a summary of the projected impacts of climate change on each hazard is provided. The Climate Change Impacts Appendix to the tool more thoroughly summarizes current scientific understanding of how climate change is projected to impact each hazard. The final version of the Utah Hazard Planning Tool will be available on our website by the end of February and an online, dashboard-style version of the tool will be launched this spring.