2016 Salt Lake County Watershed Symposium
10 Years and Counting...Continuing the Conversation
Free and open to all, the Watershed Symposium encourages a comprehensive review of the current state of our watershed. Sessions cover a broad range of topics on water quality and watershed issues with local, regional, and national relevance.
Hosted annually by the Salt Lake County Watershed Planning and Restoration Program, this event brings together participants from state, federal, tribal, and municipal governments; the private sector; the public; academia; environmental groups; and local watershed organizations.
In addition to the two-day conference, we've expanded the program this year in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Symposium.
We're partnering with the Utah Film Center to co-host a film screening on Tuesday, November 15 at The City Library. Planning is in progress, check back later for details!
Green Infrastructure Workshop
We're also partnering with the Jordan River Commission and Nature Works Alliance to co-host Green Infrastructure: Putting It To Work, a full-day workshop on Friday, November 18; to be held in conjunction with the Watershed Symposium.
Some of our favorite comments from last year
“It gets better every year. There is no other event in Utah that provides such a learning opportunity.”
“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.”
Where can I find out more about past Watershed Symposiums?
> Visit the Symposium Archive for presentations, photos, abstracts, bios, and more.
Do you have more info about presenting and/or volunteering at the Symposium?
> Guidelines for Speakers, Tablers, Poster Display and Session Moderators (coming soon)
> Utah Cultural Celebration Center Facility Info
Who can I contact for more information?
> Contact Lynn, email or (385) 468-6643
August 12: Call for Abstracts closes
August 31: Abstract applicants notified by selection committee
October 30: Online registration closes
November 8: Table requests due
November 8: Completed presentations due
November 8: Moderator sign-up deadline
Many thanks to Jordan River Commission and Utah Division of Forestry Fire and State Lands for their support of the 2016 Watershed Symposium and stewardship efforts in the Jordan River Watershed.
Jeff Niermeyer Keynote
Salt Lake City Public Utilities