Welcome to the official event schedule and directory for the 10th Annual Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium.  Congratulations to Carl Adams of DWQ. He was nominated by peers, and celebrated with peers, as the 2016 Watershed Steward of the Year!

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Christine Osborne

Utah DEQ, Water Quality
Basin Coordinator
Salt Lake City, UT

I am an environmental planner and NEPA coordinator with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality's Division of Water Quality (DWQ) in the Watershed Protection Section. I am the Communication Lead for the San Juan Watershed Program, coordinate NEPA comments from DWQ on federal projects, am a member of the Integrated Report team, and provide technical editing on division documents.

I have a particular interest in scientific risk communication. I have created a user-friendly risk communication handbook for scientists and have written strategic communication plans on a wide range of environmental topics from harmful algal blooms to PFAS contamination. I co-presented DEQ's HABs communication strategy in a 2018 webinar for the Environmental Council of States (ECOS) and presented at the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute Conference in June 2019 and 2020. I have served as a co-chair of the Risk Communication group and am currently a member of the Training Group for the Harmful Cyanobacterial Team for the Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC).