Adapting Watershed Management to Climate Change
Marian Hubbard, Watershed Section Manager, Salt Lake County Watershed Planning & Restoration Program. firstname.lastname@example.org
With the ever-changing regulations, priorities and ethics watershed management and planning is a dynamic process. Climate change is one of the most pressing issues affecting watersheds to this day. With recent droughts and floods, climate change has become an even more salient issue. As a result watershed management also needs to also adapt to these prevailing challenges. This presentation discusses some of the challenges and opportunities such as emergency response to environmental events such as flooding, algal blooms, and drought; policy; planning and ecosystem restoration.
Marian Hubbard-Rice is the Watershed Section Manager for Salt Lake County Watershed Planning & Restoration. Her core responsibilities at Salt Lake County include: collaboration with agencies, local stakeholders, and the general public; writing, updating and implementing the Salt Lake Countywide Water Quality Stewardship Plan; performing ecosystem restoration; and water quality monitoring in the Jordan River Watershed. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Portland State University and a MPA in Natural Resource Management from University of Utah. She is currently working on a Ph.D. at University of Utah focusing on the energy-water nexus, which includes water quality analysis, BMP assessments, environmental policy, environmental justice, as well as an analysis of energy and environmental laws.