From mid-January to early March, the Wallace Stegner Center hosted a four-part Utah Water Lecture Series, which explored a variety of issues, including the basics of Utah water law, challenges facing the Colorado River, how water is measured in Utah and other western states, and the role of wildlife in water management policy. The series was made possible by funding from the Audubon Society and provided a background for the Stegner Center’s annual symposium on “The Future of the Great Salt Lake.” The lectures, which attracted both an in-person and a virtual audience, are posted online on the S.J. Quinney College of Law YouTube channel.
The series includes the following lectures:
- “Utah Water Law” Emily Lewis, Director and Shareholder, Co-Chair of Natural Resources and Water Law Practice Group, ClydeSnow Attorneys at Law
- “Colorado River: Crisis or Opportunity?” Amy Haas, Executive Director, Colorado River Authority of Utah (CRAU)
- “Measuring Water Use: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” Rick Maloy, Water Conservation Manager, Central Utah Water Conservancy District
- “Considering Wildlife in Water Management,” Yvette Converse, Chief of Science and Resources for Grand Teton National Park for the National Park Service and former Field Supervisor, Utah Ecological Services Field Office, S. Fish and Wildlife Service