-Rivers and dams are the lifeblood of the West," says the University of Utah's Wetlands and Riparian Center, which holds its second annual conference, Rivers, Dams and the Future of the West, Nov. 18 in Salt Lake City. The gathering will bring together riparian experts and those concerned with dams and river exploitation. Contact Jack Hamilton at 801/581-6348, write to Utah Wetlands and Riparian Center, 1495 East 100 South, Room 138, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 or go to www.utah.edu/uees/center.html.