22 04, 2019

Water Conservation Should Remain a Priority For Us All

By |2019-04-22T08:42:35-07:00April 22nd, 2019|Prosperity Project|0 Comments

As the weather starts to warm and the snow starts to melt, Utah’s water sources are replenished and the threat of another drought emergency starts to dissipate. However, one good snow year doesn’t mean we’re in the clear. One good winter doesn’t mean Utah has made it out of its 19-year drought. Mother nature’s unpredictable [...]

20 02, 2019

Salt Lake Chamber, U.S. Chamber Pledge Commitment to Advancing Commercial Ties between Utah and Israel

By |2019-02-20T10:05:08-07:00February 20th, 2019|Blog, News & Press, Policy|1 Comment

New Partnership Promotes Water Management and Innovation SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (February 20, 2019) - The Salt Lake Chamber and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to join forces on a program promoting stronger commercial ties between Utah and Israel, particularly in the water sector where there are opportunities, challenges [...]

28 06, 2017

Podcast 02.03: Water is Your Business

By |2017-08-02T11:37:12-07:00June 28th, 2017|Podcast|0 Comments

As the second-driest state in the nation, water touches every sector of our economy. It plays an essential role in not only business operations, but also the state’s economy. With Utah’s population expected to double by 2060, the Salt Lake Chamber believes it is everyone’s responsibility to conserve and plan ways to best optimize this [...]

30 05, 2017

What Is the Chamber’s Water Champions Program?

By |2017-05-30T10:48:13-07:00May 30th, 2017|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment|0 Comments

Water is a scarce resource in Utah. In fact, the Beehive State ranks as the second driest in the nation. While businesses understand this scarcity, it may not be top of mind when considering ways to improve a company’s environmental impact or make a difference for the economic prosperity of the state. More than just [...]

17 05, 2017

EVENT RECAP — Utah: Water is Your Business Forum

By |2017-05-17T10:12:49-07:00May 17th, 2017|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment, Policy|0 Comments

The 2017 Utah: Water is Your Business Forum, held on Thursday May 11, was a partnership between the Salt Lake Chamber and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Center. The forum brought together over 70 participants from the private and public sector to discuss the challenges and barriers they face when it comes [...]

12 05, 2017

Meeting Utah’s Long-term Water Needs

By |2017-05-12T14:04:09-07:00May 12th, 2017|Blog, Policy|0 Comments

An essential element of our daily lives is facing deterioration. It lies hidden underground or perhaps tucked away in a mountain valley. It may not catch your eye, yet Utah’s water infrastructure underpins the very success of our communities. Each pipe, dam or integral structure that pumps, diverts, transports, stores, and treats our water matters [...]

11 05, 2017

Utah: Water is Your Business

By |2017-05-17T10:10:30-07:00May 11th, 2017|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

Salt Lake Chamber Announces Two Business-Focused Water Conservation Programs SALT LAKE CITY, UT – In conjunction with Utah’s Water Week, the Salt Lake Chamber, in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, hosted the third annual “Utah: Water is Your Business” Forum. The forum was an opportunity for business leaders to learn from local [...]

7 05, 2017

Op-ed: Business leadership key to solving Utah’s water challenges

By |2017-07-14T10:21:08-07:00May 7th, 2017|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment, News & Press|0 Comments

Originally published by Lane Beattie and Jennifer M. Gerholdt in the Deseret News on May 7, 2017. Last year’s particularly wet winter coupled with reports that Utah’s drought is “over” may provide a false pretense that Utahns no longer need to worry about water conservation. The truth is, water remains a critical and complex issue [...]

17 05, 2016

Infrastructure Week: Our Water’s Course

By |2017-03-07T15:06:41-07:00May 17th, 2016|Blog, Infrastructure and Transportation, Natural Resources and Environment, Policy|1 Comment

Utah ranks atop the nation in employment growth, personal income growth and undoubtedly population growth. As Utah’s population is expected to double by 2050, Utah’s above average growth rate will have a significant impact on our statewide infrastructure including a multibillion-dollar price tag to address new water demand and existing infrastructure. This week the Salt [...]

27 04, 2016

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Releases the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA)

By |2017-03-07T15:06:42-07:00April 27th, 2016|Blog, Natural Resources and Environment, Policy|0 Comments

Today, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee released the $9 billion Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). The bipartisan bill would authorize 25 new Army Corps projects, while creating policy changes like requiring the corps to update its reservoir operations, and establishing new programs such as grants for innovative water technologies. The Committee plans to [...]