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Confluence 2017

The Weber River Partnership

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 12:15 PM (MST)

Confluence 2017

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General Admission Nov 6, 2017 $25.00 $2.37

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The Weber River Partnership Cordially invites you to join us for Confluence 2017, our 4th annual symposium of the Weber River. The dates of this meeting will be November 8-9, 2017 and it will take place at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center in Ogden. This year we plan to discuss building collaborative partnerships to produce large-scale benefits across the basin. We will also discuss the new state water strategy, and the local opportunities and challenges ahead as this strategy begins to be executed.

Local Collaborative Actions with Large Impacts

November 8: General Session

9:00 AM

Welcome – Introduction

Paul Burnett

9:15-10:00 AM

Climate change

Brian McInerney - National Weather Service

10:00-10:20 AM

Great Salt Lake Presentation


10:20-10:40 AM

Understanding stock watering rights and concepts of "Use it or Lose it"

Michael Drake - Utah Division of Water Rights

10:40-11:00 AM



11:00-11:20 AM

2017 water management operations

Scott Paxman – Weber Basin Water Conservancy District

11:20:-11:40 AM

Soil health

Craig McKnight – Natural Resources Conservation Service

11:40-12:00 PM

Harmful algal blooms

Ben Holcomb – Utah Division of Water Quality and Jay Olson – Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

12:00-1:15 PM

Networking Lunch


Afternoon Topic: Collaborative actions that benefit agricultural producers and the river system

1:15-1:30 PM

Developing projects that provide multiple benefits.

Andy Pappas – Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

1:30-1:45 PM

Funding collaborative projects and the future of federal and state funding

Tyler Thompson - Utah Department of Natural Resources

1:45-2:00 PM

Improving irrigation practices through drip irrigation

Matt Petersen

2:00-2:15 PM



2:15-2:30 PM

Collaboration on grazing practices

Jeff Young – Ensign Ranches

2:30-2:45 PM

Protecting agricultural heritage and important open space with conservation easements

Kate Sattelmeier – Summit Land Conservancy

2:45-4:00 PM

Panel Discussion


4:00 PM

Closing and Social Break


November 9: Advancing goals of the state Water Strategy through local action.

9 AM



9:15-9:30 AM

The Utah Water Strategy and what it means for the Weber River.

Representative Timothy Hawkes

9:30-9:45 AM

Secondary water conservation

Darren Hess - Weber Basin Water Conservancy District

9:45-10:00 AM

Developing a framework for instream flows in Utah

Steve Clyde – Clyde Snow Attorneys at Law

10:00-10:15 AM

Strategies to improve agricultural irrigation efficiency

Peter Gessel – Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

10:15-10:30 AM

Proactive improvements and protections to floodplains

Crystal Young –

10:30-11:45 AM

Panel Discussion


11:45 AM-12:00 PM

Closing Remarks – Closing Social Break


Have questions about Confluence 2017? Contact The Weber River Partnership

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Ogden Eccles Conference Center
2415 Washington Boulevard
Ogden, UT 84401

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 12:15 PM (MST)

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