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Safe Drinking Water Symposium

Celebrating 50 years of the Safe Drinking Water Act, 1974–2024


Join us to celebrate the golden anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act, a pillar of water engineering, utility management, public health, and environmental law that has served America for 50 years—and can inspire us to address grand challenges today.


Thursday, March 7, 2024
9 AM–5 PM
BYU Engineering Building Event Space
(EB 204/206)


Historical Perspectives

  • 9:00–9:30 AM: Rob Sowby, BYU Civil and Construction Engineering
  • 9:30–10:00 AM: Steve Sowby, local civil engineer
  • 10:00–10:30 AM: Craig Galli, BYU Law School

10:30–11:00 AM: Break/Posters

Industry Perspectives

  • 11:00–11:30 AM: Nathan Lunstad, Utah Division of Drinking Water
  • 11:30–12:00 PM: Industry Panel
    Easton Hopkins, BYU Civil and Construction Engineering, moderator
    Monica Hoyt, Central Utah Water Conservancy District
    Shane Jones, Provo City Water Resources
    Steve Jones, Hansen, Allen & Luce

12:00–1:00 PM: Lunch/Posters

Health Perspectives

  • 1:00–1:30 PM: Laura Jefferies, BYU Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Science
  • 1:30–2:00 PM: Ben Crookston, BYU Public Health

2:00–2:30 AM: Break/Posters

International Perspectives

  • 2:30–3:00 PM: Matthew Gardner, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Humanitarian Services Division
  • 3:00–3:30 PM: Andrew South, BYU Civil and Construction Engineering

3:30–3:45 PM: Concluding Remarks

3:45–4:45 PM: BYU Civil and Construction Engineering Lab Tours

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Hydroinformatics
  • CCE Sustainability Lab

4:45 PM: Adjourn


Dr. Rob Sowby,