Land & Environment

USU Symposium Highlights Water Research/Issues in Utah

The iUTAH 2017 Symposium will bring together over 120 researchers and educators to Logan to discuss actions and outcomes of water science research and education across the state. Credit Utah State University /Wyatt Traughber.

The iUTAH 2017 Symposium, July 13-14, will bring together more than 120 researchers and educators from universities, governmental agencies, industry partners and non-profit organizations to discuss actions and outcomes of water science across the state to the Utah State University Logan campus.

iUTAH, which stands for innovative urban transitions and aridregion hydro-sustainability, crosses the boundaries of natural sciences, social science and  both civil and environmental engineering. The symposium includes 40 talks over seven concurrent sessions on subjects as diverse as water planning, bioretention systems and collaboration in communicating water science. In addition to these presentations, students from this summer’s iFellow undergraduate research experience will present posters of their work.   

This event is a culmination of a five-year,  $24 million project conceived to study Utah’s integrated water systems and improve our state’s capacity to conduct cutting-edge research, and train and diversify the next generation of STEM professionals. Accomplishments of the project include:

  • Engaging over 800 participants at eleven institutions of higher education in Utah
  • Partnering with over 100 organizations in research, training, and education
  • Generating almost $30 million in external funding
  • Producing over 500 presentations
  • Publishing over 200 papers

The symposium is part of a larger celebration of five years of research, training, education and outreach that has taken place during the iUTAH project.

When: Thursday, July 13: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m
            Friday, July 14: 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Where: See the symposium agenda for specific presentation times and locations

Information about the project and event can be found online: 
iUtah EPSCoR Symposium 
iFellows Undergraduate Research Program
iUtah Successes 

Contacts: Jeannine Huenemann, communications specialist, iUTAH EPSCoR Project Office -
Office: 435-797-0984 cell 435-757-4809
USTAR Building 650, Office 305I
9835 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322-9835

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