Todd D. Adams has been appointed to head the Utah Division of Water Resources. Department of Natural Resources Executive Director Brian Steed selected Adams to replace Eric Millis who retired after nearly 32 years with the division, six of those as the director.

Adams started his career with the division in 1990 after graduating from Utah State University with both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in civil engineering. He has served as the division’s deputy director since 2013. Before being promoted to deputy director, he was the assistant director since 2006.

“Todd has a wealth of experience that will serve our state well as we look to manage this critical resource,” said Steed. “He is well respected in the water industry, and he will continue to look for ways to stretch and best manage our water supply.”

Throughout his career, Adams worked on various projects that support the division’s mission to “plan, conserve, develop and protect Utah’s water resources” including water demand and supply modeling for the Wasatch Front, the State of Utah as well as individual river models.

For more, please see the Utah DNR’s Press Release, here.