Water in the West: Exploring Untapped Solutions – Wallace Stegner Center 22nd Annual Symposium

When:
03/24/2017 @ 8:00 am – 12:45 pm America/Denver Timezone
2017-03-24T08:00:00-06:00
2017-03-24T12:45:00-06:00
Where:
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
383 University St E
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
USA
Cost:
$50-175
Contact:
Krist
8015853440
Water in the West: Exploring Untapped Solutions - Wallace Stegner Center 22nd Annual Symposium @ University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States

The Stegner Center’s 22nd Annual Symposium, to be held March 23 to 24, 2017, will focus on “Water in the West: Untapped Solutions.” The symposium will address how the twin drivers of climate disruption and demographic change are likely to impact water availability in the West over the next 50 years.

With these challenges as a backdrop, the Stegner Center’s solution-oriented symposium will focus on practical solutions to problems. Specifically, the Symposium will address four sets of issues: changing law—legal innovations to address these issues; changing science and the role of technology in improving data-driven water resource planning and management; changing infrastructure and new approaches like recycling wastewater; and changing behaviors—creating incentives that bring about the changes needed to respond to a dynamic world. The symposium will be interdisciplinary in nature and include speakers from the physical, biological and social sciences, academia, government, industry, public interest organizations, and the legal profession.