Thursday, June 8th and Friday, June 9th, 2017
University of Colorado School of Law
Wolf Law Building, Wittemyer Courtroom
Since the turn of the 21st century, storage on the Colorado River has declined while stress over the region’s water future has intensified. The combined impact of overconsumption, drought, and climate change have exposed longstanding problems with the regional water budget, and have focused national attention on the urgency of improving management. Water managers, river advocates, and other concerned stakeholders and decision-makers are responding, increasingly through basin-wide initiatives that go beyond specifying how looming shortages will be distributed to actually trying to head-off the most painful potential impacts. Many of these efforts are at a critical juncture. As they come to fruition, several questions arise: Are we doing the right things? Is it enough? What needs to happen next?
In this public event, we review recent and emerging innovations and evaluate their likely impact on the river system. Topics will include:
As the program develops, more info will be available here or by contacting the conference organizer: Doug Kenney, email@example.com, 303-492-1296. The event agenda and the registration site are available at the links below.
We rely on sponsorships to make this event possible. Confirmed sponsors at this time include the Walton Family Foundation, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Water Funder Initiative, Porzak, Browning, and Bushong LLP, the Southern Nevada Water Authority, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Berg Hill Greenleaf and Ruscitti, and Hydros Consulting Inc. Additional sponsorships are currently being sought. If your organization is interested in being a sponsor, please contact the conference organizer: Doug Kenney (firstname.lastname@example.org).