USU Spring Runoff Conference 2017


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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

TIME ECC Auditorium
216
PLENARY: RESEARCH TO ADDRESS UTAH'S WATER FUTURE
ECC 216 - Auditorium

This session features invited talks by recently hired USU faculty giving their research perspectives
and invited talks by Utah water agency leads on opportunities for research collaborations.
8:30 AM - 8:40 AM
Welcome ~ Introduction ~ Logistics

nancy mesner
Opening Remarks

Mark McLellan
8:40 AM - 9:00 AM
National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Prospects for Current Water Year

Brian McInerney
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
New Insights on Utah's Climate History from Tree-Ring Records

Steven Voelker
9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
The Fluctuating Water Levels of the Great Salt Lake

Laura Vernon
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Recent Advances in Measurements and Modeling of Snow Hydrology in the Western U.S.

McKenzie Skiles
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Tuesday Morning Break
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM
Impacts of Dust Deposition on Lake Water Quality

Janice Brahney
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM
Remote Sensing as a Tool for Water Management

Alfonso Torres- Rua
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Irrigated Agriculture in Utah

Niel Allen
11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
Water Conservation in Utah

Joshua Palmer
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Prospects for Future Water Availability in Utah

Yoshi Chikamoto
12:10 PM - 1:30 PM
Tuesday Lunch
AFTERNOON SESSION: SCIENCE IN SOCIETY
ECC 216 - Auditorium

This session showcases successful university-city collaborations, featuring researchers and city stakeholders who have been involved in joint water research activities. We ask: what are the societal benefits of scientific inquiry and what does data-driven policy look like?
1:30 PM - 1:40 PM
What is the Role of Science in Society Today?

Melissa Haeffner
1:40 PM - 2:10 PM
What We Can Do When We Collaborate: Results From a Novel Water Use Dataset in Uban Utah

Doug Jackson-Smith, Martin Buchert
2:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Encouraging Water Conservation Through Information in Salt Lake Valley Cities

Sara Sutherland, Dan Woodbury, Steve Glain, Jordan Allen
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
How Collaboration Connects University Research and Water Conservation Program Impacts

Joanna Endter-Wada, Stephanie Duer
2:50 PM - 3:00 PM
Agent-Based Modeling Using Real Data from Logan, Utah

Ryan James
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
PANEL: What is the Role of Science in Society? How Can University Researchers Better Collaborate with Cities to Promote Data-Driven Policy?

Courtney Flint, Laura Briefer, Paul Lindhardt
3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Tuesday Afternoon Break
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Poster Session- Lightning Round
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Poster Session and Reception
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Poster Presenters will Stand by Posters
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
AWARDS: Poster and H2Oath

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

TIME ECC Auditorium
216
PLENARY: ROBUST DECISION MAKING IN A WORLD OF UNCERTAINTY
ECC 216 - Auditorium

This session highlights invited speakers addressing challenges and solutions to managing water resources in the face of climate change. The session will end with a panel discussion.
8:30 AM - 8:40 AM
Welcome - "Set the Stage" (Introductions)

Sarah Null
8:40 AM - 9:10 PM
Elevation Dependent Warming and Communicating Future Climate Change Scenarios

Imtiaz Rangwala
9:10 AM - 9:40 AM
Resilience to Climate Change: Focus on Economics of Aquatic Invasive Species

Jason Shogren
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Wednesday Morning Break
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Sustainable Water Management Under Climate Uncertainty

Casey Brown
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Experiences Working with Stakeholders and Surprises of the Way to Achieving Water Security

Daniel Peter Loucks
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
PANEL DISCUSSION (Wednesday Morning Speakers)
11:30 AM - 1:20 PM
Wednesday Lunch
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
AWRA J. Paul Riley Student Paper Competition - All Welcome