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The Future Of Utah's Water Supply On Monday's Access Utah


Hal Crimmel, Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor of English at Weber State University, is editor of a new book "Desert Water: The Future of Utah's Water Resources" (University of Utah Press) which brings together the results of scientific research and the voices of environmental humanists, social scientists, and policy advocates to provide a broad perspective on Utah water issues.

Chapters include: "The Coming Challenge: Population Growth and Water Decline," "Climate Change and the Future of Great Salt Lake," "The Return of Glen Canyon: The Beginning of a More Sustainable Future for the Colorado," "Land of 20,000  Wells: Impacts on Water from Oil and Gas Development in Eastern Utah," and "A New Water Ethic." Also included are discussions of proposed water pipelines that could impact many in western and southern Utah, current laws restricting public recreational access to Utah's streams, and religious ideas concerning stewardship of natural resources, including water.

Hal Crimmel is author of Dinosaur: Four Seasons on the Green and Yampa Rivers, editor of Teaching in the Field: Working with Students in the Outdoor Classroom, and coeditor of Teaching about Place: Learning from the Land.

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.