Jeff has worked for over 20 years with water resource managers and other decision-makers across the interior West to help them evaluate and prepare for climate risks. For much of that time, he was a scientist with the Western Water Assessment, a program at CU-Boulder tasked by NOAA to make climate science more usable for regional decision-making and climate adaptation. Currently, he pursues that same goal as an independent researcher and consultant. Jeff was lead author of the 2014 Climate Change in Colorado report for the Colorado Water Conservation Board, and co-lead of the 2020 report, Colorado River Basin Climate and Hydrology: State of the Science. He has a BA in Geography from CU-Boulder, and an MS in Forestry from the University of Montana.