To determine what the various strategies we push for should focus on, a Research Coordination Network is needed to study the impacts of possible actions. An international team of social and natural scientists has been assembled to synthesize actionable research on Great Salt Lake. Their goal is to rapidly assess the watershed’s human and natural dimensions, enabling strategic management to rescue and restore the lake.
Once possible efforts are proposed, the network will quantify the effectiveness of these proposals. By fact-checking prominent claims in the public and political discourse, the most impactful measures will be prioritized, reducing the time and resources wasted on counterproductive proposals. This research will be strategically communicated through public outreach and established consulting channels to inform policy creation and implementation.