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What is Research Landscapes?

At Utah State University Research Landscapes, we provide an entry-point for state and community decision-makers across the Wasatch Front to connect with the researchers who are investigating the most critical issues facing the state. The event series is sponsored by O.C. Tanner, and all events are held at the O.C. Tanner headquarters at 1930 South State Street in Salt Lake City.

Why should I attend?

As the state’s land-grant institution, Utah State University is uniquely situated in the state to help solve Utah’s land, water, and air challenges. During the event, the presenters will share data-driven discoveries to provide the state’s decision-makers and stakeholders with tools and insights to address these critical issues.

What is the event like?

Each event will feature a live presentation that highlights the researcher and their work, followed by a question-and-answer session with the presenter.

Past Events

Canal trails: Conserving water and moving people

The use of canals to transport water has a long history in Utah. Communities throughout Utah are interconnected by canals, and the water that moves through them has helped the state flourish. Now, new ideas are showing how canals can provide even more ben...

Air Quality in Utah’s Oil Country

In eastern Utah’s Uinta Basin, air quality is a complicated issue. Oil and natural gas are key parts of Utah’s economy, but they also create heavy concentrations of wintertime ozone.

The Colorado River Water Crisis

During the presentation, Schmidt expanded on the information laid out in a new publication he recently released with his research colleagues. In the past 20 years, that deficit has drained Lake Powell and Lake Mead, the two largest reservoirs in the basin...

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