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GWC Meets With Delegation From Egypt

May 20, 2024

On May 15, 2024, GWC’s Director of the Western Water Policy Program, Doug Kenney, and Professor and GWC Board Chair, Mark Squillace, met with a delegation from Egypt to discuss Egypt’s ongoing struggle to reach an agreement with Ethiopia and Sudan over the allocation of the water of the Blue...

Andrew Teegarden

Colorado Bill Protects Wetlands & Streams

May 8, 2024

On May 6 th , 2024 the Colorado Legislature passed HB24-1379 – a bill designed to protect the wetlands and streams at risk after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Sackett v. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). The passage of the house bill saw overwhelming support from the regulated community, environmentalists,...

Andrew Teegarden

Correcting Discrepancies within SB24-127

April 24, 2024

Currently, there are two conflicting bills in the Colorado Legislature that would create a new state program regulating the dredge and fill of wetlands and streams across the State – HB 24-1379 and SB 24-127. A key question facing lawmakers is the scope of this new program or, in other...

Sidney Williams

Latest Updates in the Post-2026 Colorado River Operations Process: Post-2026 Alternatives Submitted

April 23, 2024

The Colorado River is undergoing a big change in management that has the potential to affect nearly forty million people who live in the Colorado River Basin and rely on Colorado River water. Flowing through more than 246,000 square miles in seven U.S. states and Mexico, the Colorado River Basin...

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Colorado River Research Group Members Offer Post-2026 Alternative

April 16, 2024

Colorado River Research Group (CRRG) members Jack Schmidt, Eric Kuhn and John Fleck submitted an “alternative” to the post-2026 EIS process entitled: “Managing the Powell/Grand Canyon/Mead ecosystem after 2026.” In a nutshell, the alternative suggests that the Secretary of Interior be empowered to employ an adaptive management approach allowing releases...


Hanging in the Balance: Competing Needs for Water in the West

April 12, 2024

Aspen Journalism held an exciting panel in Basalt the evening of Tuesday April 9th. The event, “Hanging in the Balance: Competing Needs for Water in the West” hosted Kate Ryan, Executive Director of the Colorado Water Trust, Hattie Johnson, Restoration Director of American Whitewater’s Stweardship Program, Mark Harris, Senior Water...

Oliver Skelly

Oliver Skelly (Colorado Law '25) Named Inaugural 2024 Conscience Bay Company Western Water Policy Fellow

March 21, 2024

University of Colorado Law School student Oliver Skelly ('25) is this year’s inaugural Conscience Bay Company Western Water Policy Fellow. The Conscience Bay Company Western Water Policy Fellowship, initiated in 2023 by leaders of the Conscience Bay Company , is awarded each year to a Colorado Law student on the...

Tori Matson

Victoria Matson (Colorado Law '26) Named 2024 David Harrison Innovations in Water and Energy Law & Policy Fellow

March 21, 2024

University of Colorado Law School student Victoria (Tori) Matson ('26) is this year’s David Harrison Innovations in Water and Energy Law & Policy Fellow. The Fellowship, initiated in 2010 by partners of the law firm of Moses, Wittemyer, Harrison and Woodruff, P.C. in honor David L. Harrison (Law ‘71), is...

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Acequia Assistance Project Members Attend 12th Annual Congreso de Acequias

March 19, 2024

Members of the Acequia Assistance Project, in conjunction with the Getches-Wilkinson Center and the Colorado Law School, made their way down to San Luis, CO earlier this month to attend the 12th annual Congreso de Acequias. There, Project members took a walking tour of San Luis, visited the People’s Ditch...

Frannie Monasterio

Historic Upper Colorado River Basin Agreement Requires States to Meet with Tribes

March 18, 2024

A historic interstate, inter-governmental agreement is finally institutionalizing the much-needed practice of including the six Native American Tribes of the Upper Colorado River basin in Colorado River discussions. On Monday, March 4, 2024, the Upper Colorado River Commission, a multi-state water administrative agency tasked with ensuring the states of Colorado,...