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Students Go Online for Water Research: 15 Locations Across Utah

2020 participants of the J. Paul Riley Student Paper Competition sponsored by the Utah Chapter of the American Water Resources Association. As conferences across Utah and the U.S. are cancelled due to Coronavirus, 13 students from two Utah universities went online to present their water research and compete for cash prizes in the 15th annual […]

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Dr. Steve Burian awarded civilian honor by president of Pakistan

Civil and environmental engineering professor Steve Burian, also director of The U Water Center and the U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water at the U, will be awarded the Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence), one of Pakistan’s highest civilian honors. The award will be given to Burian by Pakistan President Arif Alvi during a ceremony, […]

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Watershed Protection

originally posted in @theu on August 27, 2018 By Cecily Sakrison, communications specialist, The Water Center at the University of Utah Some come to the Natural History Museum of Utah for the world-class dinosaur exhibit, others are drawn to the vast collection of gems and minerals. But if you’re interested in sustainable engineering and infrastructure, you’ve arrived […]

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Drinking Water and the Wasatch Front

In celebration of Drinking Water Week, The Water Center reached out to U collaborator and Director of Salt Lake’s Department of Public Utilities Laura Briefer to learn more about our local water systems. The Wasatch Front’s water operations typically run so smoothly that most residents enjoy the privilege of not having to think about them. […]

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Professor Jeff McCarthy: What the humanities can teach us about the earth’s oceans and water systems?

“What can the humanities teach us about the earth’s oceans and water systems?” That was the question posed to Professor Jeff McCarthy, director of the University of Utah’s Environmental Humanities Program. McCarthy has been immersed in a study of the earth’s oceans, and the timeless metaphors they provide for writers and artists. McCarthy’s research is […]

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The U’s Lassonde Institute awards grant to student to develop a new high pressure hydroponics system

“If we want solve the world’s water problems, we have to start with agriculture.” This observation by University of Utah student Mason Lewitt led him into an ambitious undertaking, one with impressive results. Mason is a computer science student at the U, and for the last two years has been developing a new technology with […]

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University of Utah Contributes Water Security Expertise to International Climate Change Conference

This last December more than 800 scientist, policy makers, lawyers, academics, and activists assembled in Islamabad, Pakistan, for the first annual International Science-Policy Climate Change Conference. The event was organized by Pakistan’s leading climate change research center, the Global Change Impact Studies Centre (GCISC), and was the brainchild of University of Utah professor Tariq Banuri. […]

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University of Utah Faculty Contribute to International Climate Change Conference in Pakistan

On December 18-20 a group of international experts, including a delegation from the University of Utah, convened in Islamabad, Pakistan for the International Science-Policy Conference on Climate Change. The conference was attended by scientists from around the world, as well as other stakeholders including policy makers, academics, and NGOs. Pakistan is recognized as one of […]

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2017 University of Utah Water Forum


Wednesday, November 15 marked the first annual University of Utah Water Forum, an event that showcased several of the U’s most innovative programs focused on collaborative and interdisciplinary research addressing water issues. The event was co-sponsored by the Global Change and Sustainability Center, the U Water Center, and the Society, Water, & Climate faculty research […]

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