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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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Wednesday, November 16 • 9:45am - 10:50am
Beyond the Ivory Tower: University-Stakeholder Partnerships for Utah's Water Future

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Beyond the Ivory Tower: University-Stakeholder Partnerships for Utah's Water Future
This panel, composed of representatives from academia and their non-academic partners, will highlight successful university-stakeholder partnerships covering a range of research, education, and outreach efforts on vital water issues in our state.  Using the iUTAH project as an example, panelists will share lessons learned from their successes and failures at bridging the divide between academia and "the real world;" discuss the challenges and rewards of combining practical on-the-ground knowledge, professional expertise, and diverse stakeholder perspectives with basic and applied institutional research; and explore opportunities for new partnerships to advance societally relevant "Science for Utah's Water Future."

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Michelle Baker

Utah State University / iUTAH EPSCoR
Michelle Baker is a Professor of Biology and an Associate of the Ecology Center at Utah State University. She is also the iUTAH Project Director and Principal Investigator. She holds a B.S. in Biology from Lafayette College and Ph.D. in Biology from the University of New Mexico. Dr. Baker spent a year in Toulouse France on a postdoctoral fellowship before joining the faculty at Utah State University in 1999. Dr. Baker is an ecosystem ecologist... Read More →
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Chris Keleher

Recovery Programs Deputy Director, Utah Department of Natural Resources
As Deputy Director of the Recovery Programs Office at DNR, I am responsible for administering the Endangered Species Mitigation Fund - a fund created by the Utah Legislature to aid in the recovery of species listed under the Endangered Species Act, and to conserve non-listed native species in an effort to avoid additional federal listings. My professional background includes work in conservation, research and management in fish biology and... Read More →

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Mark Brunson

Professor, Department of Environment and Society, Utah State University
Professor, Department of Environment and Society, Utah State University, and Director for Education, Outreach and Diversity, iUTAH EPSCoR
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Jason Draper

Engineer, Salt Lake City Public Utilities
Jason Draper has more than fifteen years of experience in environmental and civil engineering with experience in flood plain management, green infrastructure, development review, stormwater program management and water quality regulations. He has been responsible for residential and commercial developments and has experience in reviewing engineering plans, subdivision plat, and capital projects. | | He currently works for Salt Lake... Read More →
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R. Ryan Dupont

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Utah State University
Dr. Dupont has more than 30 years of experience teaching and conducting applied and basic research in environmental engineering at the Utah Water Research Laboratory at Utah State University. His main research areas have addressed soil and groundwater bioremediation, field remediation technology demonstration and treatment system performance verification, and more recently, stormwater management via green infrastructure. He currently is PI for... Read More →

Lewis Kogan

Open Space Lands Program Manager, Salt Lake City Parks and Public Lands

Nicholas von Stackelberg

Environmental Engineer, Utah Division of Water Quality
Nicholas von Stackelberg is an environmental engineer with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. Nicholas has worked on water resources and water quality projects for twenty years with several consulting firms and governmental agencies in Seattle and Salt Lake City. In his current position with the Division of Water Quality, he is responsible for water quality modeling to support discharge permitting, total maximum daily load studies... Read More →

Court Strong

University of Utah, Department of Atmospheric Science
Dr. Court Strong is an Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Utah. He is an expert in the simulation and analysis of climate dynamics with special interest in the cryosphere (the frozen portion of the climate system including mountain snowpack). He is co-principal investigator on the $20M iUTAH project focusing on water and climate in Utah, and he led high resolution modeling of climate... Read More →

Wednesday November 16, 2016 9:45am - 10:50am
1_Utah Cultural Celebration Center: GREAT HALL 1355 W 3100 S, West Valley City UT 84119

Attendees (58)