Speakers and sessions at the 9th Annual Watershed Symposium covered a wide range of watershed issues from general interest to technical. The theme of climate change was incorporated in many of the presentations this year, including keynotes by Dan McCool and Pat Shea, as well as an excellent panel discussion on the management of watersheds in times of climate change.
And, we tried a couple of new things this year, including shorter sessions and peer-voted “Best Of” awards. The shorter "power" sessions allowed us to offer more talks in two concurrent breakouts, and really kept the momentum up.
We're always looking for ways to improve the Symposium, and we take comments and critiques seriously.
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“It gets better every year. There is no other event in Utah that provides such a learning opportunity.”
“The keynotes were engaging and thought-provoking. Embracing a bit of controversy should absolutely be part of the symposium…”
“It was a great mix of political aspects as well as current scientific research on extremely important issues of water quality and quantity.”
"There is so much research, studying and collaborating that I wasn’t aware of."
"I loved the shorter sessions!"
Moderator: - Laura Briefer, Salt Lake City Public Utilities
Bob Bonar, Snowbird Resort
Robert Davies, Utah Climate Center
Joan Degiorgio, The Nature Conservancy
Dan McCool, University of Utah
W. Paul Miller, NOAA - Colorado Basin River Forecast Center
Symposium Program for session abstracts, bios, the event schedule and more.