Leah Schleifer is the Communications Specialist for the Water Program. Her work includes outreach and communications surrounding the Water Program’s various reports and projects, such as Aqueduct.
Leah was previously an intern for WRI’s U.S. Climate Initiative, where she supported research on renewable natural gas and land use policies. She has also had internships at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Department of Energy.
Leah holds a B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy, and a Master of Public Policy with an environmental policy specialization, both from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Cape Town is running out of water. After three years of intense drought, South Africa’s second-largest city is just a few months away from “Day Zero,” the day when the city government will shut off water taps for most homes and businesses. The impacts ...