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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."

Moderators
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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... 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... Read More →

Speakers
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Mark Brunson

Professor, Department of Environment and Society, Utah State University
Mark Brunson is a professor of Environment and Society at Utah State University and director of education, outreach, and diversity programs for iUTAH. His research explores how and why human behavior affects, and is affected by, the natural environment, including ongoing study of... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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R Ryan Dupont

Professor, Utah State University
Dr. Dupont is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Utah State University and has more than 35 years of experience teaching and conducting applied and basic research in environmental engineering at the Utah Water Research Laboratory at Utah State University. He received... Read More →
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Lewis Kogan

Open Space Lands Program Manager, Salt Lake City Parks and Public Lands
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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... Read More →
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Court Strong

Associate Professor, University of Utah
Court Strong is an Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Utah. His research focuses on atmosphere-cryosphere interactions, where the cryosphere is the frozen part of the climate system including mountain snow pack and sea ice. He studies climate change using... Read More →



Wednesday November 16, 2016 9:45am - 10:50am
Great Hall 1355 W 3100 S, West Valley City UT 84119

Attendees (58)