2016 Environmental Ethics Symposium

2016 Environmental Ethics Symposium

The conference will explore the impact of environmental change on the displacement of human populations around the world.

Environmental Ethics Symposium

Twenty-Seventh Annual David R. Keller
Environmental Ethics Symposium

MARCH 3, 2016

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Classroom Building (CB 511)
(co-sponsored by the College of Science)

Hal Crimmel, Distinguished Professor of English at Weber State University, has helped the Center for the Study of Ethics bring scientific research together with the experienced voices of environmental social scientists, humanists, and activists to provide a broad perspective on Utah water issues. Together they draw attention to critical issues facing this vital resource and how ethical analysis can aid in its responsible management and distribution.


Thursday, March 3rd

Session One
Film & Panel Discussion - Desert Water: A New Water Ethic
Led by Hal Crimmel
Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor of English at Weber State University
10:00 - 11:15 am, Classroom Building (CB 511) 

Session Two
Film & Panel Discussion - The Future of Great Salt Lake
Wayne Wurtsbaugh, Professor, Department of Watershed Sciences, Utah State University
Lynn de Freitas, Executive Director, Friends of Great Salt Lake
Moderator: Weihong Wang, Assistant Professor, Geography, Utah Valley University
11:30 - 12:45 pm. Classroom Building (CB 511)
Session Three
The Ethical Dimensions of Water Policy
Zachary Frankel, Executive Director, Utah Rivers Council
Moderator: Brian Birch, Director, Center for the Study of Ethics, UVU
1:00 - 2:15 pm, Classroom Building (CB 511)
Session Four
Water & the Good Society
"Globalizing the Local:  Water, Deserts, and Ethics in the Sahel Region of West Africa"
Hilary Hungerford, Assistant Professor of Earth Science, Utah Valley University

"Water, Climate Change, and Religion in the Utah Context"
George Handley, Professor of Humanities, Brigham Young University
Moderator: Daniel Horns, Associate Dean, UVU College of Science & Health
2:30 - 3:45 pm., Classroom Building (CB 511)