Published: Aug. 7, 2020 By

Upcoming virtual events to explore the scientific and cultural facets of two important issues for Coloradans: energy and water


Water and energy are two of the most divisive and essential issues to Westerners, and yet they are rarely discussed side-by-side—until now.

A new four-day symposium, put on in collaboration between the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado Boulder and the Colorado Scientific Society, and hosted by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, will delve into these two related and yet separate issues and all of the scientific and cultural nuances that come with them. 

These dialogues, being held on Aug. 11, 13, 18 and 20, will not only provide insightful commentary on Colorado’s present challenges but also on future opportunities with these resources, which are forecasted to take on greater importance in the years to come.

We have recruited a spectacular set of presenters for each of these sessions"

The event, which was originally planned to be a one-day, in-person conference, will feature four to five diverse speakers for an hour and a half each day engaging in a moderated conversation on that day’s theme. Registration for the event is available through the Denver Museum of Nature and Science’s website.

“We have recruited a spectacular set of presenters for each of these sessions,” said Patty Limerick, director of the Center of the American West and the moderator of all of the events. “I am very lucky to have been given the role of moderator to orchestrate a conversation among people who are, first, extremely knowledgeable about the complicated and dynamic relationship between water and energy, and, second, very capable of sharing their knowledge with an audience that covers a spectrum of sophistication.”

Event details include:

Part 1: Resource providers

Event Date: Aug. 11, 2020

Event Time: 10-11:30 a.m.

Participants:

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Part 2: User community perspectives

Event Date: Aug. 13, 2020

Event Time: 10-11:30 a.m.

Participants:

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Part 3: Technology addressing current challenges

Event Date: Aug. 18, 2020

Event Time: 10-11:30 a.m.

Participants:

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Part 4: Future pathways

Event Date: Aug. 20, 2020

Event Time: 10-11:30 a.m.

Participants:

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