A multi-university and multi-disciplinary project working on the science for Utah's water future
iUTAH was a 5-year National Science Foundation project that brought together atmospheric scientists, biologists, ecologists, engineers, hydro-informaticists, modelers, planners, and social scientists for research, training, and outreach on water issues important to Utah. We developed strong collaborations among Utah's major research universities (Brigham Young University, University of Utah, and Utah State University), linked by collaborations with stakeholders (agencies, municipalities, NGOs, water managers, and water users). The Natural History Museum of Utah and Genetics Resource Center were major players in iUTAH outreach and summer programs. The primary iUTAH research locations were in the Cache, Heber, and Salt Lake Valleys and included multiple fully-instrumented climate and aquatic monitoring stations.
Jim Ehleringer's primary role in iUTAH was project management, although he helped launch a number of research efforts focused on water and nutrient dynamics along montane-through-urban gradients.