Utah Water and Power Board
Of all the natural resources with which Utah has been endowed none is more vital to the social and economic well-being of the people than it water resource. We cannot manufacture water. We have found no acceptable substitute. Not one more drop of water is available for our use today than was available to the pioneers. Yet water uses and water demands have multiplied over the years. Since we can do little to change nature's water allotment to Utah we must learn how to utilize our existing supplies more judiciously. This means devoting increasingly more attention to problems of water management. In a complex society, which is becoming more complex with each passing year, problems of water management bid fair to become one of Utah's major challenge of the future. Careful, long- range planning for the conservation, development, and utilization of Utah' water resources is the only way to meet this challenge.
Utah Water Research Laboratory, "Developing a State Water Plan Utah's Water Resources--Problems and Needs--A Challenge" (1963). Reports. Paper 636.