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!

Powerpoints are available.  Click on a session and scroll down to the attached files. 

Watch the sessions on YouTube

Here’s the full program

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Jeff Niermeyer

Salt Lake City, UT
Jeff graduated from the University of Utah with a B.S. Civil Engineering. He has focused his career on water resource management. Prior to his retirement in January of 2016, he served as the Director of the Department of Public Utilities for Salt Lake City. He was appointed by Mayor Rocky Anderson in 2007 after serving as Deputy Director for the previous 10 years. Responsible for the overall water, sewer and storm water functions for Salt Lake City. Responsibilities included management of 185 square miles of watershed, source of water supplies, distribution of culinary water, irrigation systems, sewer collection and treatment, storm water collection and permitting. He was responsible for directing the implementation of the Department’s programs to meet the City’s obligations under the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Clean Water Act, budget development, program monitoring, water rights, water supply, and all contractual matters. He oversaw a combined annual budget of over $84,000,000 for three utility enterprise funds and a workforce of 400 employees. The three funds are for water, sewer and storm water. As Director, he was accountable for the capital improvement program for the Department. Projects included water, sewer and storm drainage infrastructure. Scope of projects involve waterlines, sewer lines, pumps stations, water tanks, pressure reducing valve stations, treatment plants and large diameter interceptors lines.Jeff was responsible for implementing a Storm Water Utility for Salt Lake City. This included developing overall Storm Water Master Plans for Salt Lake City. He wrote and implemented the City’s storm water quality program required under the EPA storm water regulations.Jeff’s continuing education includes study at Harvard University Program for Senior Executive and State and Local Government, Interest-Based Bargaining in the Public Sector - Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Thinking Getting Staying Competitive - Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies and numerous Emergency Management Courses – FEMA.Jeff is a Professional Engineer in Utah. He is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers, Water Environment Federation, American Water Works Association and theAssociation of Metropolitan Water Agencies. He is a past Chair of the Intermountain section of AWWA.Jeff is enjoying his retirement. He spent the summer 2016 bike packing 2200 miles of the Great Divide Mountain bike route through Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, November 15

9:10am MST