Dec 4th Climate Conference

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Dec 4th Climate Conference

Postby boissal » Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:13 am

People of, please mark your calendars and attend if you can! It's going to be a really interesting event:

“We were stunned at the magnitude of the problem and how fast it was coming at us. Make no mistake, this water problem is not a scientific abstraction, but rather one that will impact each and every one of us that live in the Southwest."
—Dr. Tim Barnett, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, “Lake Mead Could Be Dry by 2021

A Conference Sponsored by Glen Canyon Institute
Thursday, December 4, 2008
University of Utah Conference Center/Officer’s Club - Salt Lake City
Doors open 8:30 am
Phone (801) 363-4450, Fax (801) 363-4451

This is going to be a landmark conference and a rare opportunity to hear scientists and activists from across the country discuss the latest scientific research, identify needs for more study, and explore policy changes to ensure a sustainable water supply while protecting the Colorado River, Glen Canyon, and Grand Canyon ecosystems.

Scientific research and policy presentations will be made by:

• Tim Barnett, Research Marine Physicist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
• Gregory McCabe, Project Chief and Physical Scientist, National Research Program, Water Resources Division, United States Geological Survey, Denver, Colorado
• Bradley Udall, Director, NOAA Western Water Assessment, University of Colorado
• Connie Woodhouse, Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Regional Development and Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona
• Niklas Christensen, Research Scientist, Land Surface Hydrology Research Group, University of Washington
• David Wegner, Science Director and Trustee, Glen Canyon Institute
• Robert Adler, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and James I. Farr Chair in Law, Professor of Law, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah

Other presentations will include:

• Katie Lee, renowned singer-actress-writer-river runner-activist, who will present the film Love Song to Glen Canyon
• James Kay, landscape photographer, who will show stunning images of the recovery of Glen Canyon
• Bill Wolverton, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area ranger, who will show photographs of the emerging Glen Canyon landscape

The afternoon presentations will conclude with a panel discussion on the future of Glen Canyon, the Colorado River, and the conservation movement by:

• Martin Litton, legendary Grand Canyon river runner, photographer, and staunch opponent of Colorado River dams
• Barbara Brower, Professor of Geography at Portland State University and editor of Himalaya
• Kenneth Brower, award-winning author and environmental activist

The conference will conclude with the evening presentation of the prestigious David R. Brower Award for Outstanding Environmental Activism. This year’s recipient is:

• Congressman George Miller, who has served California’s 7th District (East Bay of San Francisco) in the U.S. Congress since 1975. He is one of the most effective and consistent champions of the nation’s wildlife and wild lands. His conservation achievements include providing key leadership in protecting the integrity of the Endangered Species Act and advancing congressional actions to increase funding for federal lands conservation.


• Morning and afternoon presentations - $45
• Students with ID - Free admission (register at
• Lunch – $8 (FREE to first 50 students who register.)
• Reception and dinner with Congressman George Miller - $50
• Evening Brower Award ceremony – Free admission

Doors open at 8:30 — tickets and seating are limited. For more information or to register, visit the Glen Canyon Institute website or email

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