Date: Sunday, October 27, 2013
Speaker: Carl Adams
Carl Adams has worked for the State of Utah’s Division of Water Quality for the last 14 years, first in directing water quality restoration efforts throughout the Uinta Basin and Colorado River watershed and more recently as manager of the Watershed Protection Section. During this time Carl has had the pleasure of working with a diverse group of resource professionals, elected officials and stakeholders towards protecting and improving water quality in Utah’s streams, lakes and reservoirs.
“This presentation will provide an overview of the changes in water quality science, policy and practices over the last 40 years. Water quality issues and concerns have significantly changed since the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972. The focus on controlling point sources of pollution has shifted to more dispersed and prevalent non-point sources. New concerns have arisen with the advent of better analytical techniques and a deeper understanding of aquatic ecosystems. As the scientific and engineering tools have improved over time, population growth and development pressures have increased, while federal funding has greatly declined. These divergent trends are resulting in local communities being asked to assume greater responsibility for protecting and managing this vital resource through local governmental agencies, watershed groups, and volunteer organizations.”
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