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March 11th and 12th, 2019 - Science Panel Meeting #4

Meeting Objectives

  • Continue discussion of the conceptual model draft and strive to agree on approach/ modifications;
  • Listen to presentations from and interact with Utah Lake researchers;
  • Introduce and discuss nutrient criteria development literature review;
  • Introduce and discuss uncertainty analysis and options for this project;
  • Review RFP drafts and refine those documents;
  • Discuss analysis plan and settle on interim plan; and
  • Review and comment on 2019 DWQ Sampling and Analysis Plan.
  • Agenda (642 KB)

February 8, 2019 - Science Panel Meeting #3

Meeting Objectives

December 5, 2018 - Science Panel Call #6

Call Objectives

  • Introduce the ULWQS Science Panel members to the Utah Lake Nutrient Criteria Development Technical Support Team (i.e., Technical Consultant) and vice versa;
  • Hear an overview of the tasks the Technical Consultant will be undertaking to support development of a numeric nutrient criteria document for Utah Lake;
  • Initiate discussion of the planned approach to undertaking the tasks and next steps; and
  • Revisit modeling memo and confirm next steps and timeline for finalizing.
  • Agenda (609 KB)
  • Meeting Summary (167 KB)
  • Video Archive

October 31, 2018 - Informational Call on Science Panel Operating Principles (1:00 pm to 1:30 pm)

This informational call with the Steering Committee and Science Panel will discuss proposed changes to the Science Panel Operating Principles document to further clarify management of conflicts of interest

October 22, 2018 - Science Panel Call #5

Call Objectives

  • Discuss the nomination of a Science Panel chair and confirm choice as possible;
  • Review working content document, discuss possible modifications, and explore how the Technical Consultant could use/modify to enhance value to process;
  • Revisit modeling efforts and discuss whether/how SP should engage with those efforts in the short-term;
  • Receive an update on specific outstanding information requests; and
  • Discuss the schedule for identifying a Technical Consultant and the overall Science Panel efforts moving forward
  • Agenda (543 KB)
  • Meeting Summary
  • Video Archive

August 28 and August 30, 2018 - Science Panel Calls #3 and #4

Call Objectives August 28, 2018:

  • Review and confirm list of Science Panel tasks that make sense to panel members;
  • Review updated draft charge and make modifications (including addressing what to do with notes and information needs); and
  • Initiate discussion of ongoing information sharing efforts – both process (protocols) and substance (information shared and specific outstanding information requests).

Call Objectives August 30, 2018:

  • Revisit modeling efforts and discuss whether/how SP should engage with those efforts in the short-term and then how to utilize them moving forward;
  • Discuss potential Technical Consultant roles/responsibilities and schedule moving forward;
  • Continue discussion of specific outstanding information requests as necessary; and
  • Share update on UDWQ plans to set stage for discussion of uncertainty and how to assess proposed work plans and to evaluate the studies.
  • Agenda (571 KB)
  • Presentations
  • Video Archive

August 8 and 9, 2018 - Science Panel Meeting #2

Meet Objectives August 8th

  • Discuss revised Science Panel Operating Principles and role of Science Panel in ULWQS process;
  • Review high-level questions and efforts to develop list of sub questions;
  • Assess initial literature review results and discuss ability to answer sub questions;
  • Learn about efforts to develop water quality models and discuss implications for the ULWQS;
  • Confirm final sub-questions to share with Steering Committee; and
  • Set context for joint meeting with Steering Committee.
  • Audio Recording

Meet Objectives August 9th

July 11 and 12, 2018 - Science Panel Calls 1 and 2

Meeting Objectives

  • Provide updates on ULWQS Phase One report and literature review task;
  • Introduce initial charge and high-level questions from the Steering Committee and provide an opportunity for Science Panel members to share reactions, identify additional ‘sub’ questions, and confirm next steps; and
  • Discuss timeline for moving forward and in particular, the August 8-9 meeting and objectives.
  • Agenda (569 KB)

Meeting Materials


Video Archive

Meeting Summary (539 KB)

May 30, 2018 - Science Panel Meeting #1

Meeting Objectives

  • Introduce Science Panel members and address organizational questions;
  • Provide introduction to the Utah Lake Water Quality Study and role of Science Panel;
  • Present Science Panel Operating Principles; and
  • Set context for joint meeting with Steering Committee.
  • Agenda (564 KB)

Meeting Materials

Meeting Summary (673 KB)