Kaitlyn Bishay and Santiago Ramírez Núñez, graduate students specializing in hydrology water resources and environmental fluid mechanics at the University of Colorado Boulder, participated on a student panel during the 12th annual Upper Colorado River 2023 Water Forum on Oct. 30, 2023. The event was hosted by the Hutchins Water Center at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, and the panel was introduced by John Marshall, the university's president.
This year’s forum theme, "Reshaping the River: Reimagining Water Use & Management in the Upper Colorado River Basin," included topics such as innovative agricultural water management practices, resilient riverscapes, unpacking and understanding diminishing water supplies, reauthorization of recovery programs as well as updates from state agencies and networking events.
The forum seeks to promote dialogue between scholars, policymakers and water users on how to address the water challenges facing the Upper Colorado River Basin. The audience was comprised of water and river professionals, scholars and stakeholders from a wide spectrum of disciplines with a shared interest in the Upper Colorado River Basin.